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LILAYNA CRYSTAL

layni.crystal@gmail.com  703.624.0324
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PROFILE Flexible and open-minded educator who believes that every individual
has the potential to learn when provided with the facilitation required to be
successful.

EDUCATION Master of Arts Master of Arts in Teaching [May 2017- May 2018]
James Madison University
Expected Virginia Professional Teaching Licensure May 2018

Bachelor of Science Elementary Education [August 2013- May 2017]


James Madison University

High School [September 2009- June 2013]


International Baccalaureate Diploma
Colonel By Secondary School

PROFESSIONAL Johnson Elementary School [May-June 2018]


EXPERIENCE Long Term Substitute (Grade 1)
 Designed individual learning plans for diverse learners
 Implemented a positive behavior reinforcement system

Elkton Elementary School [January- April 2018]


Practicum Student (Grade 5)
 Scaffolded instruction through the use of technology
 Created active learning experiences for students through use of
collaborative and movement based activities

Ridge Elementary School [August- December 2017]


Student Teacher (Grades 1 and 4)
 Designed math stations to allow for differentiation among students
 Knowledgeable in Jan, Daily 5 and small group instruction
 Integrated English Language development through the use of
visuals and manipulatives
 Worked in collaborative classrooms and attended IEP meetings

Smithland Elementary School [September- December 2016]


Practicum Student (Grade 2)
 Participated in High Impact Immersion Experience (5 full weeks in
the school)
 Customized lessons to meet student interests and needs
Cub Run Elementary School [September- December 2015]
Practicum Student (Kindergarten)
 Facilitated student-centered learning using prop boxes and other
hands on activities
 Researched child development through use of a case study

JMU Study Abroad in Costa Rica [July 2017]


Practicum Student (Grade 2)
 Interacted with teachers and students for an immersion
experience in the Costa Rican educational system

JMU Study Abroad in Florence, Italy [January- April 2016]


 Assisted and observed the Italian education system through a
practicum experience in a middle and high school

PROFESSIONAL  Classroom management workshop at Ridge Elementary


DEVELOPMENT  Maximizing student engagement workshop at JMU
 Teaching in an inclusive classroom workshop at JMU

SKILLS  Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Drive sharing


 Well versed in using SMARTboard and Promethean board
 Intermediate Spanish
 Basic ASL

RELATED YMCA Power Scholars Summer School [June-July 2018]


EXPERIENCE  Taught yoga during the enrichment portion of the day
 Assisted classroom teacher in teaching content during the
summer school portion of the day

McGaheysville Elementary School [September 2015- May 2018]


Afterschool Leader
 Assisted with homework and organized games, activities and
sports for PreK-5 grade students

Children’s Science Center Lab [May- September 2016]


STEM Station Monitor
 Guided children in participating in various hands on scientific
activities and carried out science lessons

Daniels Run Elementary School [June- August 2015 & 2016]


Preschool Summer Camp Counselor
 Coordinated art, movement and cognitive activities for 3-5 year old
children

Big Brothers Big Sisters [November 2014- May 2017]


 Mentored a young girl from first to third grade