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Amanda Rowland

Campus Address (630)-207-5357 Home Address 218 E. Grogory apt. Maple 102 rowland4@illinois.edu 15W661 82nd St. Champaign, Illinois 61820 Burr Ridge, IL 60527 EDUCATION University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduation Date: May 2014 Bachelor of Arts in Education- LBS1 Certification- Middle School Endorsements in Math and Social Science GPA: 4.0/4.0 James Scholar Hinsdale South High School, Darien, IL Graduated: May 2010 10th in class with GPA of 5.79/5.0 EXPERIENCE RELATED TO SPECIAL EDUCATION MAJOR Champaign Central High School Champaign, IL Student Teacher- Phase 1 Placement 2 hours per day October 2012- Current Provide access to the general education curriculum and provide additional support through instructional programs. Best Buddies International Champaign, IL College Buddy September 2010-Current Communicate and visit with a friend with a disability a few times a month. Circle of Friends Champaign, IL Spring 2012 Special Education Placement February 2012-April 2012 Created a better quality of life for adults with disabilities by socializing, leading group activities, and planting a garden. Thomas Paine Elementary School Urbana, IL Classroom aide September 2010-May 2011 Guided and educated students with disabilities in their schoolwork and everyday tasks. Completed 30 hours of volunteering under the supervision of Frank Modica (217)-384-3602 Gower Middle School Burr Ridge, IL Classroom tutor January 2011 Assisted students with disabilities to complete their homework in a resource classroom for 35 hours total. Champaign Central High School Champaign, IL Classroom assistant October 2010- December 2010 Volunteered in the adapted physical education class every Monday for eight weeks. Madison Elementary School Hinsdale, IL Classroom aide June 2010- August 2010 Engaged Kindergarten students with disabilities in fun summer school activities. 40 hours total. OTHER EXPERIENCE Personal Assistant January, 2012-Current Assist a college student with Cerebral Palsy with daily living tasks. Office Assistant May 2011- Current Assist doctor and medical expert with office work. Waitress May, 2011- August, 2012 Served customers graciously. Nanny June 2010-August 2010 Cooked, cleaned, and cared for three girls daily. HONORS Member of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society January, 2012-Current Dads Association Library Award Winner November, 2011 Deans List 2010, 2011, 2012 SERVICE IN COMMUNITY, UNIVERSITY OR COLLEGE ORGANIZATIONS Pen Pal with 3rd grade class in Mississippi January 2012-Current Member of the Student Education Association August 2011- Current Volunteer monthly at Wesley Food Pantry August 2010-Current Member of Alternative Spring Break and participated in 3 service trips. August 2010-Current

Volunteered with the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Spring Break 2012 Taught students in the Mississippi Delta about college options. Winter Break 2012 Facilitated discussion about life choices at Wichita Childrens Home. Spring Break 2011 LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE President of Velocity Dance August 2012- Current Demonstrated Leadership ability and teamwork while coordinating events for the team. Study Abroad in Ecuador- GLBL298 Summer2012 Collaborated with a group of university students and a professor to design and implement a summer camp. Taught Ecuadorian youth English, Art, Science, Sports, and Wellness Developed leadership skills in Ecuadorian young adults REFERENCES Dr. Suzanne Lee, University of Illinois Professor Department of Special Education, 210B Education Building 1310 S. 6th St. MC 708 Champaign, IL 61820. (217)-244-3555, suzannel@illinois.edu Dr. Barbara Hancin-Bhatt, University of Illinois LAS SAAO Associate Dean, LAS International Programs, 703 S. Wright St, 3rd floor M/C 301 Champaign IL 61820. (217)-333-0178, hancinbh@illinois.edu