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KATHRYN JOHNSON

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Teaching Certification
Virginia Teaching License: English 6-12

Education
Master of Arts in Teaching / 2017 -2018 /James Madison University
Coursework in English teaching methods, curriculum, assessment, differentiation, and behavior management.
GPA: 4.0, Expected Graduation: May 2018.
Bachelor of Arts in English/ 2013-2017 /James Madison University
Coursework in American, British, and World Literature, Linguistics, Grammar, and Writing.
GPA: 3.23.

Skills and Additional Certifications


Google Certified Educator Level 1
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Comfortable with Backward Design method for curriculum design
Familiar with Project Based Learning strategies and implementation.
Trained in Differentiation Strategies including formative assessment analysis, flexible grouping, and
creating instruction tailored to varying student interest, learning style, and ability.
Experienced Swim Coach and Swim Instructor
CPR/First Aid Certified
Lifeguard Certified
Teaching Experience
Fairfax County Public Schools
Student Teacher / Fairfax High School /English 10, Creative Writing /March 2018-May 2018
Will design and implement reading and writing instruction tailored to multiple learning styles, ability
levels, and student need. Analyze student progress through formative and summative assessment.
Observe experienced cooperating teachers and participate in classroom and school wide duties.

Loudoun County Public Schools


Student Teacher / River Bend Middle School English 8,8H / Jan. 2018- March 2018
Used Backwards Design to plan and implement differentiated instruction, conduct assessment, and
analyze student progress. Experienced cross-curricular planning and instruction. Prepared students for
state-wide standardized writing and reading tests.
Rockingham County Public Schools
Practicum Student / Spotswood High School English 9,12 / Sept. 2017- Nov. 2017
Observed cooperating teachers and assisted with instruction, grading, and planning. Designed and
implemented a five-day unit with differentiated instruction, formative assessment, and flexible grouping.
Co-taught lessons and provided extra one-on-one support to students.
Augusta County Public Schools
Practicum Student / Wilson Middle School English 7, Reading / Sept. 2016- Dec. 2016
Taught in combined English-Social Studies classes. Experienced cross-curricular instruction and planning.
Observed cooperating teachers and assisted with instruction, grading, and planning.

Additional Work Experience


Valley Scholars Program
Mentor / September 2015-May 2017
Facilitated weekly meetings for high performing middle and high school students on topics related to
study skills, leadership, and academic enrichment. Program provides opportunity for full scholarship to
JMU to students of low socioeconomic status upon high school graduation.

James Madison University “Overcoming Barriers”


Program Coordinator / September 2015-May 2017
Organized athletic activities for children of varying special needs and ability levels and provided support to
college mentors working one on one with program participants. Overcoming Barriers provides a variety of
athletic and educational experiences to children of all ages and ability levels in the Harrisonburg
community.

South Riding Stingrays Swim Team


Assistant Coach / May 2012-August 2016
Led daily swim practices for children ages 5-18 and assisted head coach with teaching stroke technique,
behavior management, and meet preparation. Supervised junior coaching staff and acted as a mentor
helping to develop leadership skills, instruction techniques, and boost morale.

References
Kristina Doubet, PhD.
Professor, Department of Middle, Secondary and Mathematics Education, James Madison University
doubetkj@jmu.edu
Stacie Holzberger
Cooperating Teacher, River Bend Middle School, LCPS
stacie.holzberger@lcps.org