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(913) 579-2119

swearengind@gmail.com

Dayna Swearengin
Objective

Driven and passionate educator who would like to obtain an elementary


school teaching position in a learning environment that embraces
student-centered classrooms, utilizing my diverse experience and
education.

Education

MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS


Degree: B.A. in Elementary Education, summa cum laude
Major GPA: 4.0
Overall GPA: 3.97

Professional
Experience
Aug 2011-Present

William Allen White Elementary, Kansas City, KS


2nd grade, Title I School
Hired as a full-time teacher following student teaching practicum,
instructing all academic subject areas to classrooms of up to 28
Kindergarten, 2nd, and 3rd grade students.
Develop interesting and engaging lesson plans to meet diverse
academic, intellectual, and social needs.
Maintain excellent classroom management skills that include the use of
positive reinforcement and Whole Brain Teaching.
Selected by administration to serve on the English Language Arts Cadre
team to develop ELA assessments for the district.
Establish and maintain positive relationships with students, parents,
colleagues, and school administration, fostering an environment of open
communication and support.
Differentiate guided reading groups based on Fountas and Pinnell
reading levels.
Develop Marzano Scales based on Common Core standards as a selfassessment tool for students.

Student Teaching
Jan 2011-May 2011

Moonlight Elementary, Gardner, KS


grade classroom, Title I school

2 nd

Effectively handled teaching responsibilities for a classroom of 24


students.
Established a learning environment where students are active learners,
good decision makers, and effective problem solvers.
Developed and implemented effective management procedures and
routines for a positive learning environment.
Individualized lessons to meet the needs of students with varying
abilities and learning styles.

Diverse Skills
& Experiences

Honors/
Awards

Teaching Experience: I have taught a variety of grade levels including


kindergarten, second, and third.
Travel: Spent two weeks in Swaziland, Africa, where I developed and
taught research and literacy skills to three different third grade classes of
up to 40 students each.
Technological Proficiencies: Smart Board technology, Airliner Wireless
Tablet, Document Camera, Apple Airplay and Microsoft Office products
including Publisher, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Activities &
Professional
Affiliations

References

Summa cum laude


Pi Lambda Theta; International Honor Society and Professional
Association in Education, 20102011
Whos Who Among Students winner (college-level), 2011
Superior Scholarship for academic achievement, 20072011
Deans List, 3 semesters
Presidents List, 5 semesters

English Language Arts Cadre member for Kansas City Kansas


Public School District
Association of American Educators (AAE)
Vacation Bible School Leader

Gayla Posch
Cooperating Teacher
4th Grade
Tomahawk Elementary
gposchth@olatheschools.org
913-515-3518
Angela Wright
Principal
WA White Elementary
angela.wright@kckps.org
913.568.2874
Jacqueline Ikerd
Teacher Leader
WA White Elementary
jacqueline.ikerd@kckps.org
913.217.5072
Kelly Newman
Cooperating Teacher
2nd Grade
Moonlight Elementary
newmank@usd231.com
913-856-4938