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Alexandra Wagner

aluw@umich.edu | 2906 Washtenaw Rd Apt 2A Ypsilanti, MI 48197 | (715) 977-0402


CERTIFICATION
Michigan Standard Elementary Certificate May 2018
Elementary; K-5 all subjects, K-8 All Subjects Self Contained Classroom;
K-8 Language Arts; K-8 ESL (August 2018)

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Certificate Dec 2017


Crisis Prevention Institute

EDUCATION
University of Michigan School of Education | Ann Arbor, MI Aug 2018
M.A. in Educational Studies with Elementary Certification
GPA: 4.0/4.0

Northwestern University | Evanston, IL Jun 2016


B.A. in Psychology & Sociology, GPA: 3.7/4.0
Academic Dean’s List 7 of 12 Quarters

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Mitchell IB Elementary School | Ann Arbor, MI Aug 2017 – Apr 2018
Kindergarten Student Teacher
• Plan and execute large and small group lessons for 21 kindergarteners across subject areas to
engage students of all interests and abilities in learning that meets the CCSS
• Differentiate instruction to ensure that each of the 21 students receives adequate support and
challenge in the areas that they need it in
• Interpret student work and responses to inform future lessons, decide what skills to teach next,
what to revisit, and how to individualize homework and small group lessons for each student
• Engage in positive behavior management to create a classroom of independent learners who have
skills to manage their own behavior, treat each other with kindness, and respect our space
Mitchell IB Elementary School | Ann Arbor, MI Jan 2018
4th grade Student Teacher
• Engage a group of three 4th grade students in a month-long persuasive writing unit to develop
their writing skills and encourage them to think critically about their work
• Design thoughtful and individualized lesson plans for my group of students so that they can grow
their writing and thinking skills and work on specific skills that were challenging for them
• Support students in their development of a persuasive essay and iMovie that was sent to their
state representative to help them learn how important the audience is when writing something
Mitchell IB Elementary School | Ann Arbor, MI Sep 2017 – Dec 2017
3rd grade Student Teacher
• Engage a group of 15-20 third grade students in mathematical discussions and reasoning once a
week to facilitate the development of their math skills and challenge them to think deeply
• Create differentiated weekly lesson plans for a math center activity that provided both scaffolding
and challenge for all levels of learners
• Plan and execute a whole group discussion where students engage in mathematical reasoning as a
whole group to build their math vocabulary and explanatory skills
Scarlett IB Middle School | Ann Arbor, MI Sep 2017
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6 grade Student Teacher
• Create three 50-minute engaging and informative lessons for sixth grade students to immerse
them in learning about the concepts of digital citizenship and online safety
• Teach lessons to three groups of sixth graders as a supplement to their English class so all
students have the knowledge and skills to keep themselves and their information safe online
• Reflect on student learning and responses to improve the next day’s lesson and tailor it to suit
students’ needs and interests
AAPS Summer Learning Institute | Ann Arbor, MI Jul 2017
2nd/3rd grade Student Teacher
• Teach addition strategies and place value concepts to rising 2nd and 3rd graders to improve their
readiness for the upcoming school year and facilitate their engagement with the topic
• Facilitate small group workshops centered around literacy so students could improve their skills
and confidence in reading and reading comprehension
• Analyze student performance to design differentiated follow-up lessons based on student need
Noggin Builders | Northbrook, IL Sep 2016 – Jun 2017
Team Manager and Staff Member
• Facilitate weekly teambuilding activities, STEM challenges, and team discussions to a group of
six 5th and 6th graders to create a strong team and an inclusive environment
• Provide Noggin Builders with team-specific activities to prepare to have weekly team meetings
be as fun, engaging, and educational as possible for my specific group of students
• Co-facilitate fun and educational birthday parties for groups of 15-20 elementary school-age
children by instructing them in crafts or team-building activities for 2 hours
SAGA Innovations | Chicago, IL Aug 2016 – Jun 2017
SAGA Fellow
• Tutor 1-3 high school students every class period in algebra or geometry to provide
individualized support and attention and to supplement the instruction in their math class
• Prepare individualized lessons for each student based on their abilities, strengths, weaknesses,
and personality to maximize their learning and engagement throughout the class period
• Communicate with parents/guardians every other week to inform them of their student’s progress
and to create a network of support for the student and their education
• Focus on decreasing the black-white performance gap in Chicago Public Schools to ensure that
all students have a chance to succeed, regardless of their racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic status
Y.O.U. Evanston | Evanston, IL Jun 2016 – Aug 2016
Youth Inspire Fellow
• Create curriculum that keeps eighteen 2nd – 5th graders engaged in the topic, helps the youth to
complete our learning objectives, and combats loss of academic skills during the summer
• Engage in positive behavior management to ensure that Y.O.U. is a place where all youth feel
safe, valued, and can have fun in a structured way
• Co-facilitate a “World of Cooking” class where youth learn about food safety and world cultures
and develop food preparation skills to foster their independence and confidence in the kitchen

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Boys Hope Girls Hope | Evanston, IL Oct 2014 – May 2015
Tutor/Mentor
• Tutor mentee weekly in various subjects to improve her study skills and success in school
• Support mentee in educational pursuits to increase her self-confidence and academic knowledge
• Develop relationship with mentee to provide a supportive environment and positive experience

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
New Member Educator Mar 2014 – Mar 2015
• Teach 120 members and 30 new members about Chi Omega’s values, purposes, and history
• Create lesson plans for weekly meetings to ensure members’ engagement and learning
• Plan and execute all ceremonies and ritual events accurately to preserve and respect traditions
• Communicate frequently with advisors, members, and new members to ensure that all
programming and information is transparent and well understood and that rules are enforced

SKILLS AND INTERESTS


Spanish Language: Proficient in reading and writing; conversational fluency in speaking