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Alexandra E.

Preston
50 Gunpowder Lane Reading, PA 19606 Phone: 610-914-3326

E-Mail: alexandra.e028@gmail.com

Objective
To obtain a position teaching Secondary English.

Education
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE OF EDUCATION| AUGUST 2016| BLOOSMBURG UNIVERSITY
Major: Secondary English Education
Cumulative GPA: 3.47
Major GPA: 3.8

Student Teaching
MONTOURSVILLE AREA HIGH SCHOOL | MONTOURSVILLE, PA | 90 11TH GRADERS INCLUDING
SEVERAL STUDENTS WITH IEPS
Assessed student learning through a variety of methods including: written, verbal, and artistic representations
Integrated technology into the classroom setting by using interactive websites such as Kahoot! and using the interactive
smart whiteboard.
Managed the classroom through strong explicit expectations of student behavior, verbal signals to let the students know
when to transition, various checks for understanding, and a chain link reward system for meeting expectations or going
beyond.
Created multiple interactive learning centers that involved independent, direct, and collaborative instruction
Utilized the Core Standards to structure lessons to meet specific goals
Utilized traditional and standards based assessments

Employment
CRACKER BARREL RETAIL ASSOCIATE AND CASHIER | BLOOMSBURG, PA | OCTOBER 2015 APRIL
2016
Demonstrated strong teamwork and time management skills
Solved potential problems on the spot in the best and fastest possible manner
Took part in team building meetings and exercises
Demonstrated the ability to learn new tasks quickly and efficiently

WEST READING POOL LIFEGUARD, WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR, AND ASST. MANAGER | WEST
READING, PA | MAY 2010 SEPTEMBER 2016
Showed the ability to grow and handle increasing responsibilities
Exhibited strong leadership abilities by stepping up when it was needed
Demonstrated a strong ability to work as a team to solve a major problem
Illustrated the ability to work with people in the public and create strong favorable relationships with them
Displayed multitasking skills
EXCEPTIONAL LEARNING LLC BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST | PERKIOMENVILLE, PA |
AUGUST 2016 PRESENT
Worked one on one with a student to meet specific learning goals and objectives as per the students IEP
Monitored behavior and helped devise ways to adjust and modify problem behavior
Implemented a behavioral and educational program designed by the BCBA and incorporated into the IEP

EXETER TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT, DAY-TO-DAY SUBSTITUTE TEACHER | READING, PA |


SEPTEMBER 2016 PRESENT
Carried out the lesson plans that were left by the various English teachers
Assisted in filling papers in the office during open periods
Maintained the expected classroom behaviors and discipline
Guided students in their work and helped them to discover answers to their questions

Experience
WORK EXPERIENCE | WEST READING POOL, WEST READING, PA | SPRING 2010- FALL 2016
Taught swim lessons for six years
Assisted with the day to day pool activities
Learned how to properly and promptly handle problem situations and disagreements

FIELD EXPERIENCE | BLOOMSBURG AREA HIGH SCHOOL: BLOOMSBURG, PA | FALL 2015


Taught 11th grade Honors American Literature
Integrated technology into the classroom and instruction by utilizing Google Classroom and an interactive smart
whiteboard

DIVERSITY CONFERENCE | BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY | FALL 2015


Assisted in teaching a break out group for the Diversity Conference Fall 2015: Linguistic Variation and You

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT: 8TH GRADE COLLEGE BOUND DAY


Co-taught a lesson entitled Mirror Mirror, that focused on all of the potential job fields that students can go into after high school
Lead small group and whole group discussion and interactive activities
The lesson was taught three times to a total of 60 8th grade students

CAMPUS ACIVITIES | BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY | SPRING 2014- SPRING 2016


National Council of Teachers of English Student Affiliate at Bloomsburg University Spring 2014-Spring 2016

Honors and Awards


Deans List Major
Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society