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Courtney L.

Ruhno

Certification for the State of Michigan


State of Michigan Elementary Provisional Certificate K-5th Grade

Endorsements for the State of Michigan


Special Education Learning Disabilities K-12th Grade
Mathematics 6th-8th Grade
History 6th-8th Grade

Certification for the State of Texas


State of Texas Elementary Education K-6th Grade

Courtney L. Ruhno

12415 Oakland Hills Dr. DeWitt, MI 48820 (517)281-3593-cell


ruhnocou@gmail.com
OBJECTIVE
To obtain a special education teaching position in which I can assist students growth and appreciation for education
through meaningful relationships and individualized instruction based on students specific learning needs.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts
Michigan State University
Major: Special Education Learning Disabilities
Teaching Minor: Mathematics
Teaching Minor: History
Post-Graduate Credits
Michigan State University
12 Credits

May 2012

2012-2013

Credentials
State of Texas Elementary Teaching Certificate
Texas
Elementary Education Kindergarten-6th Grade

August 2013

State of Michigan Provisional Teacher Certificate


Michigan
Elementary Education Kindergarten-5th Grade
Endorsements:
Special Education Learning Disabilities Kindergarten-12th Grade
Mathematics 6th -8th Grade
History 6th -8th Grade

May 2013

EDUCATION FIELD EXPERIENCE


Pontiac School District
Pontiac, MI
September 2014-Present
Grade Level:
Rogers Elementary 6th Grade Resource Room
Owen Elementary Kindergarten-3rd, 5th and 6th Grade Resource Room
Taught 22 students that received services in the areas of Reading, Writing, and Math
Instructed content based on Common Core standards.
Established Positive Behavior Intervention Supports and classroom management techniques that aligned with
students behavior plans and goals.
Case Manager entailing planning, writing, and adapting Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
Administered NWEA educational assessment to students requiring accommodations as stated in their IEPs.
Communicated with parents and guardians through conferences and letters regarding students academic
progress
Administered norm-referenced, curriculum based, and informal measures of assessment
Participated in staff meetings, professional workshops and grade level collaboration.
Conducted and participated in REEDs, Initial IEP Meetings, IEP amendments, and Annual IEP meetings
Participated and created instruction content for districts Intercession school intervention.

McFee Elementary School


Houston, Tx
August 2013-July 2014
Grade Level: 3rd Grade Math/Science
Co-taught 48 students from diverse families, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Co-taught at a No Excuses University campus promoting that college is possible for every student.
Instructed district created content based on Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards.
Established Positive Behavior Intervention Supports and classroom management techniques.
Provided small group instruction to students needing minor interventions in science and mathematics.
Administered norm-referenced, curriculum based, and informal measures of assessment.
Participated in and created instructional content for after school tutoring.
Participated in Saturday camps in subjects of Reading, Math, and Science.
Participated in staff meetings, professional workshops, school social committee, and grade level collaboration.
Participated in Game On school program with Lead Your School
Communicated with parents and guardians through conferences, phone calls, and the creation of classroom
website regarding students academic progress.
Averill Elementary School (Student Internship)
Lansing, MI
January 2013-April 2013
Grade Level: Kindergarten-3rd Grade Resource Room
Taught 14 students that received services in the areas of Reading, Writing, and Math
Participated in planning, writing, and adapting Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
Communicated with parents and guardians through conferences and letters regarding students academic
progress
Administered norm-referenced, curriculum based, and informal measures of assessment
Participated in staff meetings and professional workshops
Established individual behavior interventions and classroom management techniques
Assisted with 2nd grade and 3rd grade Science Club
Pattengill Elementary Academy (Student Internship)
Lansing, MI
September 2012-December 2013
Grade Level: 5th Grade General Education Classroom
Taught 27 students from diverse family and socio-economic backgrounds
Created and instructed content based on grade level Common Core Standards
Evaluated and assessed student learning using multiple forms of formal and informal assessments
Communicated with parents and guardians through conferences, phone calls, and the creation of classroom
website regarding students academic progress.
Provided small group instruction to students needing minor interventions in reading and mathematics

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE


Substitute Teacher
Lansing, MI
October 2012-June 2013
Taught pre-planned lessons and managed classroom behavior
Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD)-MSU: Project Leader and Test Reader
East Lansing, MI
April 2008-April 2009
Project leader for the translation of college level textbooks (e.g. Math and Spanish) into Braille
Created graphics (graphs, charts, 3-D images, etc.) on Word and embossed the images in Braille
Administered tests for students with disabilities at Michigan State University

ACHIEVEMENTS AND SPECIAL TRAINING


Lead Your School: Lesa Cain
2014
Houston, TX

September 2013- June

Gifted and Talented Certification


Houston, TX
First Aid/CPR
East Lansing, MI

September 2013
March 2013

References
Kay Foreman
Elementary Resource room/Mentor Teacher
Rogers Elementary School
Pontiac School District
kforeman@pontiac.k12.mi.us

(248) 421-8660
Oretha Pettiway
Elementary Special Education Director
Pontiac School District
opettiway@pontiac.k12.mi.us

(313) 929-1121
Natashia Smith
Principal
Owen Elementary School
Pontiac School District
nbsmith@pontiac.k12.mi.us
Mrs. Connye Roberson
Assistant Principal
McFee Elementary School
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
connie2.roberston@cfisd.net

(281) 463-5380
Mrs. Stephanie Green
3rd Grade Math/Science-Mentor Teacher
McFee Elementary School
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD
hicks-stephanie@att.net
713-471-9123
Ms. Bette Jo Brubaker
MSU Field Instructor
Michigan State University
College of Education
brubak15@msu.edu
517-896-1079