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Jamie Balayti

jamiebalayti@gmail.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamiebalayti

815. 530. 5761

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EDUCATION
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education, Deans List
Type 03 Certification, Self- Contained K-9 Endorsement

June 2012

Completed coursework for Mathematics & ELA Middle School Endorsements

University of Phoenix
Completed Coursework in Adolescent Psychology

July 2012

WORK EXPERIENCE
CICS Washington Park- Chicago, IL
August 2012- Present
Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade Lead Teacher
Taught classroom of 30 scholars; 100% scholars of color and 97% low income background
Implemented Common-Core aligned lesson plans; using North Star Curriculum
Taught all general education subjects for a self-contained classroom [vocabulary, reading comprehension
informational/narrative, mathematics, writing, science, social studies]
Accomplished 97% of scholars at or exceeding end of year reading benchmark by utilizing data from NWEA,
STEP, and Interim Assessments to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices
Achieved highest overall fall-winter growth in school network on 2015 NWEA for kindergarten
Attained over 140% growth for projected RIT on NWEA MAP for reading and math in 2015 & 2016
After School Reading Tutoring Coordinator

December 2014- Present

Created groups of at risk readers across grade levels by identifying bottom line skills through STEP data analysis
Recruited teachers to volunteer as tutors
Oversaw the operations and scheduling of tutoring sessions
Provided at-home tutoring for a student on a medical leave of absence

School Advisory Team Member


August 2013-Present
Upgraded organizational systems and procedures for schools instructional resources
Created whole school and grade level incentives/reward program for scholars that improved attendance
Planned and led whole school meetings for parents around STEP reading development

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Central Elementary- Plainfield, Illinois
4th Grade Student Teacher
Kenwood Elementary- Champaign, Illinois
4th Grade Student Teacher
Created and taught lessons using SMARTboard interactive whiteboard technology

Spring 2012
Fall 2011

Oversaw pen pal project that partnered fourth graders with college scholars

Taught skill-focused reading intervention groups


Kept direct, personal contact with our classrooms parents and guardians via phone calls, daily progress notes,
and face-to-face meetings on a consistent basis.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
King School- Urbana, Illinois
Speech and Language Student Teacher
Homer Elementary- Homer, Illinois
5th Grade Classroom Aide
Walkers Grove- Plainfield, Illinois
2nd Grade Classroom Aide
Garden Hills- Champaign, Illinois
Kindergarten Classroom Aide
Stratton Elementary- Champaign, Illinois
2nd Grade Classroom Aide

Fall 2011
Spring 2010
Winter 2010
Fall 2009
Fall 2008

Summer Nanny- Joliet and Aurora, Illinois


Provided child care for 2 families; a total of six children, ages 1-13
Supervised the completion of daily chores and activities
Shuttled four children to 3-5 activities per day, per child
Managed a complex, daily schedule by establishing routines
Designed hands-on activities

June 2009July 2011

Bin 48 Wine Bar and Restaurant - Plainfield, Illinois


Wait Staff
Maintained a positive, safe environment for staff and guests
Accommodated for parties as large as eighteen guests
Increased food and beverage sales by engaging in clear, courteous communication

June 2009Nov. 2011

VOLUNTEER WORK
Private Tutoring for Grades K-5- Chicago, Illinois
Habitat for Humanity Service Trip- New Orleans, Louisiana
Vis-A-Vis Tutoring Organization- Champaign, Illinois

June 2009- June 2016


March 2009
Oct. 2008Dec. 2009