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Caitlyn Liston

586-337-2238
caitliston@gmail.com
Caitlyn Liston 586-337-2238
caitliston@gmail.com
Objective
To obtain a position as an Elementary or Middle School Teacher

Education
Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan
Intern Fifth Year Teaching Program
August 2016 – May 2017
12 Graduate Credits | May 2017

Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan


Bachelor of Arts | May 2016
Elementary Education
Teaching Major: Language Arts (BX)

Certification
Michigan Elementary Provisional Certification | May 2017
All Subjects | Kindergarten – Fifth Grade
Language Arts (BX) | Sixth Grade – Eighth Grade

Teaching Experience
General Education Teacher Royal Oak, Michigan
Helen Keller Elementary School, Royal Oak Schools
August 2017 – Present, Second Grade
• Collaborated with colleagues on International Baccalaureate curriculum to
integrate concepts across all subjects
• Communicated frequently with parents to consistently update them on their
child’s growth through online platforms and conferences
• Engaged with students in individual conferences, small groups and whole class
discussions
• Created individual relationships with students through morning meeting,
conferencing and creative journals
• Provided opportunities for students to explore curriculum through thinking
routines and hands-on based learning
• Modeled techniques with Learner Profile attributes to guide students in deeper
level thinking
• Differentiated given curriculum to meet the needs and interests of students
• Facilitated in-depth inquiry based lessons in all subjects

Teacher Intern Clarkston, Michigan


Pine Knob Elementary School, Clarkston Community Schools
August 2016 - May 2017, First Grade
• Established a positive classroom community where students felt safe to take risks
and share their thinking
• Administered summative and formative assessments to gather data for further
instruction
• Promoted Leader in Me and conscious thinking such as hand signals to hold
students accountable for their own learning
• Gathered artifacts for individual Leadership Data Binders that focused on
feedback, goal setting and reflection for each student
• Taught unit plans in all four core subjects with Cultures of Thinking by using
questioning strategies and visible thinking

Substitute Teacher Clarkston, Michigan


Clarkston Community Schools
November 2016 – June 2017

Student Teacher Okemos, Michigan


Bennett Woods Elementary School, Okemos Public Schools
September 2015 – May 2016, Kindergarten
• Supported individuals and small groups during lessons
• Observed classroom behavior and management methods

Teaching Related Experiences


Camp Instructor Royal Oak, Michigan
Detroit Zoological Society
June 2016 – Present, First Grade - Sixth Grade
• Implemented given lesson plans to ensure the learning and interest of campers
• Guided and gave information to groups around the premise

ESL Homework Club Clarkston, Michigan


Pine Knob Elementary School, Clarkston Community Schools
February 2017 – April 2017, Kindergarten – Fifth Grade
• Facilitated students who are English Language Learners to build vocabulary
through games and activities
• Formed small strategy groups based on student needs

After – Care Lead/Substitute Okemos, Michigan


Montessori Radmoor, Okemos Public Schools
May 2014 – May 2016, Kindergarten - Sixth Grade
• Organized after school activities and games based on student interests
• Communicated with parents to inform about behavior

Professional Development
Culturally Responsive Teaching, Royal Oak, 2019
Cultures of Thinking, Royal Oak, 2018
Math Expressions Training, Royal Oak, 2018
CPR, First Aide, and AED Training, Clarkston, 2017
Michigan Reading Association Conference, Grand Rapids, 2017
Member, Michigan Reading Association, 2017
Academic Service Learning Training, Clarkston, 2016
Cultures of Thinking Seminar, Waterford, 2016
Leader in Me Seminar, Clarkston, 2016
Member, Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning, 2016

Technology
SeeSaw Digital Portfolio, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, MiStar, NWEA, Freckle,
Raz-Kids, XtraMath, Typing Club, AimsWeb, Class Dojo, Synergy, Plickers,
iRead, caitlynliston.weebly.com (personal website)
References

Kelly Dobrzelewski Linda Mangiapane


First Grade Teacher Field Instructor
Pine Knob Elementary Michigan State University
6020 Sashabaw Road 5511 South Rainbow Lane
Clarkston, MI 48346 Waterford, MI 48329
(248) 931-8922 (248) 408-2262
kndobrzelewski@clarkston.k12.mi.us llm@msu.edu

Barbie Wilson Kirsten Leestma


Education Specialist Second Grade Teacher
Detroit Zoological Society Helen Keller Elementary
8450 W. 10 Mile Road 1505 N Campbell Road
Royal Oak, MI 48067 Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 336-5842 (248) 542-6500 ext.3515
bwilson@dzs.org kirsten.leestma@royaloakschools.org

Kara Daunt
International Baccalaureate PYP/RTI Coordinator
Helen Keller Elementary
1505 N Campbell Road
Royal Oak, MI 48067
(248) 542-6500 ext.3010
kara.daunt@royaloakschools.org

Portfolio available at personal interview on request