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Melody Wiggins



M.A. in Middle Grades Math Education December 2012

Piedmont College, Demorest, GA
B.S. in Middle Grades Education May 2002
Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, GA

Teaching Experience

Grade 7 Composition/Grammar Full time Substitute 2017 to present

Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Atlanta, GA
Design interesting and authentic writing exercises
Emphasize vocabulary discovery with hands-on and engaging etymology based lessons
Reinforced grammar mechanics essential for strong writing

7th/8th Grade Science Substitute Teacher 2016-2017

Atlanta Jewish Academy, Atlanta, GA
Implement lessons and labs for Life and Physical Science
Plan student centered activities integrating Chromebooks and online resources (Google
Classroom, Hapara) to support content material
Develop academic support strategies with teachers and parents

Middle School Substitute Teacher 2015-2016

Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Atlanta, GA
Teach lessons and lead class discussions
Monitor student progress and provide feedback
Chaperone and supervise field trips

7th/8th Grade Math/Language Arts Teacher 2009-2014

Loganville Middle School, Loganville, GA
Collaborate with grade level department to design lessons that align with GPS and CCGPS
Utilize instructional technology (Smartboard, Mobi, Ipads, remotes) to enhance pedagogical
Employ a variety of research based best teaching practices into engaging student-centered

6th Grade Math/Language Arts Teacher 2005-2009

Oglethorpe County Middle School, Lexington, GA
Design units based on GPS curriculum within PLC grade level departments
Planned assessments using backwards design to ensure students reach learning objectives

6th Grade Language Arts Teacher 2003-2005

East Cobb Middle School, Marietta, GA
Implemented state mandated curriculum focused on grammar usage and composition
Established strong, equitable learning environments to meet needs of adolescent learners

Professional Service

After School Care Club Kef 2016-2017

Atlanta Jewish Academy, Atlanta, GA
Entertained 2 to 3-year olds every Monday and Tuesday afternoon until parents arrived for
pick up
Administered snacks and changed diapers as needed
Provide one on one attention and care

After school Supervision, The Overlook 2017

Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Atlanta, GA
Supervised middle and high school students until parents arrived for pick up
Held tutoring sessions for grammar/composition for 7th grade students in need of remediation

Professional memberships

Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE) 2002 - present

Professional Certifications

GA Teaching Certification T5 2017-2022

Middle Grades Math (4-8)
Middle Grades Language Arts (4-8)