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Douglas J. M.

Peterson
1055 Sullivan Rd.
Ravenna, MI 49451
Phone: (231) 670-3718

Email: DJMPeterson@gmail.com
Website: www.DJMPeterson.weebly.com
Classroom Website: www.MrPEKFC.weebly.com

Objective

To instill my students with an interest in, and understanding of, sciences, through student-centered instruction
in Chemistry and/ or Biology

Education
Grand Valley State University

Woodrow Wilson-W.K. Kellogg National Teaching Fellow


Masters in Education: Curriculum and Instruction (Still in Progress)
o Highly Qualified in:
Biology
Chemistry

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, MI

Allendale, MI

Bachelor of Sciences: Cell & Molecular Biology and Biomedical Sciences


Minor: Chemistry
o Awards:
Outstanding Cell and Molecular Biology Student
Cell & Molecular Biology Catalyst Award for Scholarly Excellence
Grand Valley State University Deans List (4 semesters)
Grand Valley State University S3 Fellowship Stipend

2012-2013
GPA: 3.982

2008-2012
GPA: 3.673

2010, 2011, 2012


2011
2010

Teaching Experience
Grand Valley State University
Adjunct Professor in Chemistry

Kentwood, MI

03/2013-06/2013

Followed classroom teacher's lessons and maintained control of the classroom


Planned and implemented standard-based lessons
Promoted a positive classroom environment through the Capturing Kids Hearts program
Differentiated instruction in order to reach all students and learning styles, including ELL, CI, and EI learners
Used various technologies to support instruction and promote engagement
Administered student work, including: class work, homework, tests, projects, labs, and assignments

East Kentwood High School


Student Teaching, 9th Grade Biology

08/2013-04/2014

Taught Chemistry in Society (CHM 102), Introductory Chemistry laboratory (CHM 109), and General Chemistry
laboratory (CHM 116) courses
Planned and implemented lessons in accordance to department specifications
Developed strong partnership with students, faculty, and staff
Was responsible for monitoring and enforcing safety in a laboratory environment

East Kentwood High School


Substitute Teacher

Allendale, MI

Kentwood, MI

01/2013-06/2013

Planned and implemented standard-based lessons in a semester pace, Project-Based Learning community, as
well as in a semester pace, Technology-Based classroom
Planned and implemented standard-based lessons in a trimester pace, traditional student population

Douglas J. M. Peterson

Planned and implemented standard-based lessons to a community of 100% at risk students


Coordinated student led teaching experiences in which material was taught to elementary students
Promoted a positive classroom environment through the Capturing Kids Hearts program
Established and maintained strong working relationships with students
Developed and implemented a cross-curricular research project with a highly qualified English teacher
Developed and implemented formative and summative assessments to gauge student mastery of content
Created formative assessments, used by the biology department, to assess student mastery of literacy and
graphing
Led RTI sessions designed to improve students literacy and graphing skills
Differentiated instruction in order to reach all students and learning styles, including ELL, CI, and EI learners
Used various technologies to support instruction and promote engagement
Administered and graded all student work, including: class work, homework, tests, projects, labs, and
assignments
Created and maintained a flipped classroom, in order to promote more student-centered classroom activities
Designed and utilized course syllabi
Developed materials to initiate parent contact and continued contact with numerous e-mails and calls home
Assembled and sustained a classroom website to provide students with classroom and additional materials to
provide students opportunities to access help outside of the classroom
Attended and participated in numerous PD sessions

East Kentwood High School


Student Assisting, 9th Grade Biology

08/2012-12/2012

Observed numerous classrooms in all disciplines


Collaborated with multiple instructors to develop and implement lessons, promote positive classroom
environments, and establish a strong rapport with students
Planned and implemented standard-based lessons in a Project-Based Learning community, as well as a
Technology-Based classroom
Planned and implemented standard-based lessons to a community of 100% at risk students
Planned and implemented standard-based lessons to a traditional student population
Promoted a positive classroom environment through the Capturing Kids Hearts program
Established and maintained strong working relationships with students
Developed and implemented formative and summative assessments to gauge student mastery of content
Created formative assessments used by the biology department to assess student mastery of literacy and
graphing
Led RTI sessions designed to improve students literacy and graphing skills
Differentiated instruction to reach all students and learning styles, including ELL, CI, and EI learners
Used various technologies to support instruction and promote engagement
Administered and graded some student work, including: class work, homework, tests, projects, labs, and
assignments
Established parent contact through numerous e-mails and calls home

Grand Valley State University


Tutor for the Upward Bound/ TRIO Program

Kentwood, MI

Allendale, MI

06/2012-08/2012

Planned, prepared, and implemented instructional activities to facilitate active learning experiences
Mentored high school students in preparation for the ACT and future college experiences
Implemented numerous literacy strategies
Observed and evaluated student progress

Douglas J. M. Peterson
Other Experience
Verdier Eye Center
Ophthalmic Technician

Grand Rapids, MI

01/2014-Present

Instructing new technicians in the anatomy and physiology of the eye, as well as the required knowledge to
perform duties as an ophthalmic technician
Aided in the implementation and instruction of electronic medical records to the staff
Assisting doctors in patient care
Performing technical workups, patient interviews and special testing
Communicating with patients regarding follow-up care, surgeries, procedures, changes in schedule, symptoms,
surgery scheduling, etc.
Proficient with various ophthalmic tests and techniques

Grand Valley State University


Grand Rapids, MI
07/2009-05/2012
Research Assistant in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Laboratory of Dr. Merritt Taylor

Trained and managed a team of undergraduate and high school students on research projects and the
experiments conducted in the laboratory
Learned, modified, and implemented numerous technically challenging laboratory methods utilized in the
laboratory
Designed and executed research experiments in stem cell and developmental biology
Presented and reviewed experimental data with Principal Investigator
Composed numerous publication quality abstracts for scientific meeting
Effectively presented research outcomes in laboratory meetings and scientific meetings
o West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference (Van Andel Institute, Grand
Rapids, MI on Oct. 31st 2009).
o Michigan Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience 41st Annual Meeting (Central Michigan University,
Mount Pleasant, MI on May 28th, 2010)
o The American Society for Cell Biology 50th Annual Meeting (Philadelphia, PA from Dec. 11-15th 2010)
Research assistantships with Grand Valley State University Student Summer Scholars (S3) program and in Cell &
Molecular Biology independent studies
Authored publication-quality research paper documenting S3 research

Professional Development
PD Sessions at Kentwood Public Schools

Have attended and participated in almost all professional development sessions at Kentwood Public Schools
throughout the 2012-2013 school year

Fire Up Conference at Grand Valley State University

08/2012-Present

Dont Lose Hope! You Can Get Hired! Interviewing and Resume Dos and Donts
o Randy Fleenor, Principal, Alto Elementary School
The Reality of the Job Market and Your First Year
o Anne Kim Sytsma, English Teacher, Cedar Springs High School
Teaching in the Digital Age: Get Noticed to Get Hired
o Ron Houtman, Educational Technology Consultant
Dos and Donts of Classroom Discipline
o Dan Remenap, Principal, Allendale High School
I Sure Wish Id Known That Sooner
o Charles Bultman, Retired Secondary Science Teacher at Rockford High School

03/2013

Douglas J. M. Peterson
Wildly Exciting Conference at Grand Valley State University

The (Progressive) Schools Our Children Deserve


o Alfie Kohn: Author of Punished, by Rewards, The Schools our Children Deserve, Unconditional Parenting,
The Homework Myth, Feel-Bad Education, and numerous others
No More Drama!: Getting Everyone on the Bus and Becoming a Real PLC
o Dr. Anthony Muhammad: Educational consultant and practitioner for nearly 20 years. Dr. Muhammad
has also served as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, and principal.
Focus: First Things First for the 21st Century
o Dr. Mike Schmoker: Former school administrator, English teacher, and football coach. He has written
five books and dozens of articles for educational journals, newspapers and for TIME magazine. He also
writes a monthly column for the Phi Delta Kappan
Grading and Reporting Student Learning: Effective Policies and Practices
o Dr. Thomas Guskey: Dr. Guskey is a professor of educational psychology in the College of Education at
the University of Kentucky. He has served as director of research and development for Chicago Public
Schools and was the first director of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning.

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship National Conference


Columbus, Ohio

08/2012

07/2012

This conference was designed to gather all past and present Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows as well as
administrators for professional development.

Professional Affiliations

Student Member of:


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NSTA (National Science Teachers Association)


MSTA (Michigan Science Teachers Association)

Classroom Technology
Created and Maintained Classroom Websites Using:

Weebly
Coursesites (by BlackBoard)
Edmodo
Various Web 2.0 programs, including: Twitter, Edmodo, Screencast-o-matic, Quizlet, GoogleDocs, Weebly, Prezi,
Glogster, SlideRocket, Wallwisher, Jing, and Voicethread.

Trained in and utilized:

Global Scholar: Pinnacle Grade


SMART Board
iPad (Splashtop, Explain Everything, Educreations, ShowMe, TeacherKit, Timer+, and LanSchool)

Volunteer
Recreational League Soccer Coach:

Head soccer coach for the Muskegon Oakridge Soccer Club for ages 6-8
Assistant head soccer coach for the East Muskegon Soccer Club for ages 4-6
Kicking Coach at Oakridge Punting, Kicking and Long-Snapping Camp

Fall 2010
Spring 2008
Summer 2007

Douglas J. M. Peterson
References
Nicholas Bihler
Cooperating Teacher
East Kentwood High School
6170 Valley Lane Dr SE
Kentwood, MI 49508
E-mail: nicholas.bihler@kentwoodps.org
School Phone: (616) 698-9292 x41232
Cell Phone: (616) 808-8107

Caryn King, Ph.D.


Associate Dean and W.K. Kellogg Woodrow Wilson National
Teaching Fellowship Program Director at GVSU
Grand Valley State University
301 W. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Email: kingc@gvsu.edu
Phone: (616) 331-6654

Alan Freudigmann
Cooperating Teacher
East Kentwood High School
6170 Valley Lane Dr SE
Kentwood, MI 49508
E-mail: alan.freudigmann@kentwoodps.org
School Phone: (616) 698-9292 x41131
Cell Phone: (616) 238-4731

Paula Lancaster, Ph.D.


Department Chair, Education
Grand Valley State University
301 W. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
E-mail: lancastp@gvsu.edu
Phone: (616) 485-4935

Merritt Taylor
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Grand Valley State University
213 Padnos Hall
Allendale, Michigan 49401
E-mail: taylomer@gvsu.edu
Phone: (616) 331-8839
Cell Phone: (734) 945-4251
Jacquelyn Melin
Affiliate Faculty, Education
Grand Valley State University
301 W. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
E-mail: melinj@gvsu.edu
Phone: (616) 450-0998

Rosemary Cleveland
Affiliate Instructor, Education
Grand Valley State University
301 W. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
E-mail: clevelro@gvsu.edu
Phone: (616) 331-6222
Julie Henderleiter
Associate Professor, Chemistry
Grand Valley State University
352 Padnos Hall
Allendale, MI 49401
E-mail: henderlj@gvsu.edu
Phone: (616) 331-2542