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ROSS BURDETTE

2320 Ross St. Grand Blanc, MI 48439 burdett6@msu.edu (810) 577-3599 http://www.rossburdette.info PROFESSIONAL GOAL: To obtain a career as an educator within a district that sets high academic and professional standards, values the school as a community partner and encourages interdisciplinary and global education. EDUCATION Michigan State University East Lansing, MI B.A. History, minor in English, GPA 3.76 Highly Qualified: History (CA), English (BA), Social Studies (RX) TEACHING EXPERIENCE World History Teacher Full Year Internship (2011/2012) Owosso High School Owosso, MI Designed and implemented a full year World History curriculum. Differentiated unit and lesson plans to focus on student support and authentic assessment. Collaborated with colleagues and College of Education professors to reflect upon my development as a teacher. United States History Teacher Senior Placement (2010/2011) Portland High School Portland, MI Observed and instructed in a high school United States History class. Worked closely with placement teacher to develop and implement lessons. Reflected upon lessons with College of Education professors to better achieve lesson goals and differentiation for students. Social Studies Tutor Junior Placement (Spring 2010) Pattengill Magnet Middle School East Lansing, MI Tutored middle school social studies students in small group sessions. Developed meaningful relationships with small group members. Interacted with placement teacher to better address student needs. Elementary Resource Room Sophomore Placement (Spring 2009) Marble Elementary School East Lansing, MI Supported elementary resource room students Evaluated student development and recommended further assistance.

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Marching Percussion Instructor (2008-present) Grand Blanc High School Grand Blanc, MI Worked closely with percussion students to learn and perfect a competitive marching band show. Planned and scheduled rehearsals. Taught individual private lessons to further develop student abilities. Marching Percussion Instructor (2009-2010 and 2011-present) Flushing High School Flushing, MI Marching Percussion Instructor (2008-2010) Lamphere High School Madison Heights, MI VOLUNTEER WORK AND OTHER EXPERIENCES Safe-Schools Program Okemos High School (Spring 2011) Okemos, MI Collaborated with College of Education Professors to organize and develop a school wide project addressing issues of safety in school for LGBT students. Study Abroad (Summer 2010) Quertaro, Mexico Studied Spanish while living in Quertaro, Mexico. Experienced living and communicating in a foreign country and culture. AWARDS Deans List Michigan State University (seven times) Awarded to students that receive a 3.5 GPA or above for a semester. Graduated with Honors Michigan State University Awarded to students that graduate with a GPA above 3.68 Newton-Kantor Scholarship for Future Educators Awarded to two qualified Grand Blanc High School students planning on going into secondary education PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS American Historical Association National Council for the Social Studies National Council for the Teachers of English REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST