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Karina E.

Nordstrom

2990 Green Woods Ct.  West Bloomfield, MI 48324  USA: (1) 248.496.6978  MMR: (+95) 976.914.0717 
Email: karnords@comcast.net  Website: https://karinanords.weebly.com/

Highly motivated elementary education teacher looking to fill the position of educator. Patient, organized,
and flexible, Striving to encourage creativity and critical thinking in a way that increases student success
and promotes a passion for learning.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Peace Corps, Washington, DC March 2017-


Present

Middle School English Teacher, Myanmar (Burma)


 Pioneered the education program as the first full-time group of volunteers
 Implemented individual thinking methods in ESL speaking classes of 70 students
 Co-taught and co-planned with four local teachers
 Created teaching aids with limited resources for my host country teaching partners
 Introduced student-centered techniques and creativity in the classroom
 Provided classroom instruction focused on speaking, writing, and reading comprehension
 Facilitated a seventh grade English Club based on exchanging culture
 Instructed community dance classes

Our Lady of Refuge Catholic School- Orchard Lake, MI August 2016-


March 2017

Student Teacher- 3 rd Grade


 Designed and coordinated interest based lessons to engage students
 Collaborated with my supervising teacher on lessons
 Developed creative lesson plans using higher order thinking and student centered learning
 Established cooperative learning techniques to enhance student interactions
 Responsible for parent communication including writing a weekly newsletter and responding to e-mails
 Incorparated technology for assessment of student learning comprehension
 Utilized technology such as smart board, Ipads, and educational apps

Teaching Assistant (Co-teacher)


 Hired post student teaching prior to Peace Corps departure
 Assigned to first and third grade
 Continually assessed students to identify strengths and needs
 Designed and coordinated interest based lessons to engage students
 Supported students literacy by helping to facilitate language arts centers
 Led novel study unit

Substitute Teacher
 Taught all subjects Pre-K-8th grade as required

Farmington Family YMCA- Farmington Hills, MI May 2016-


September 2016

Camp Michigama Councelor


 Supervise and lead children in development activities during summer camp.
 Implement developmentally appropriate activities consistent with the core values of the YMCA.

YMCA- Marquette County, MI August


2013- May 2016

Before and After School Program, Site Lead- Birchview Elementary School, Ishpeming, MI
 Designed agenda and activities for the students in the program
 Adopted new initiative tied to the Common Core State Standards
 Incorporated 21st century skills, math, literacy, arts, global awareness, and health.
 Developed significant management and organizational skills required to lead and manage the program staff
and students.

Summer Camps, Lead Counselor


 Created a safe, fun, and healthy summer camp experience
 Promoted to co-leader of program in 2015
 Developed math skills, literacy, science,and motor skills through a variety of interactive hands-on activities
 Fostered appreciation of the arts through dance, painting, and various crafts
 Woked with students from todlers to eighth grade

Substitute Teacher, Marquette/Alger School District 2015

Nanny / Childcare Provider


2012-2015

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS


Degree

Bachelor of Scuence Elementary Education English Language Arts, Integrated Science,


Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI – December 2016

Certification
Provisional Teaching Liscence

VOLUNTEERING EXPERIENCE

 Volunteer Abroad- Ecuador, South America


 Prime Time Family Reading- Peter White Public Library, Marquette, MI
 Michigan Reading Association Conference
 College for Kids- Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
 Reading Day at the Mall, Marquette Alger Reading Council- Marquette, MI
 St. Michael Parish Child Care, Marquette, MI
 Physics is Fun, St. Patrick School- White Lake, MI

ACTIVITIES AND AFFILIATIONS

 Marquette Alger Reading Council Student Group- Co-president


 NMU Hip-Hop Dance Crew- President