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Grace A.

Rodgers
4B OS SKY Sun Mate 109 Uchikoshi, Nagakute-shi, Aichi-ken 480-1152 | 090-7861-4234 | ​gracerodgers94@gmail.com
CERTIFICATION
Initial Educator’s License, Virginia
Endorsement in K-6 Elementary and K-12 Music, Instrumental and Choral ​May 2017
Kodaly Levels 1 and 2 ​ Level 3 graduation expected July 2019
EDUCATION
University of Virginia​, Charlottesville, VA, United States ​ May 2017
BA in Music, MT in Elementary Education
GPA: 3.66, Dean’s List 4 previous semesters
Relevant Coursework: Curriculum and Instruction, Classroom Management, Child Development, Reading Development, Elementary
Methods (Language Arts I and II, Social Studies, Science, Math), Teaching with Technology, Music Theory (I-III), Choral
Conducting, Choral Arranging, Musicianship, Studies in 20th Century Music
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Instructor, Music and ESL, grades K-8​, International Christian Academy of Nagoya, Nagakute, Japan ​Aug 2017-Present
• Conducted rehearsals and planned performance at school-wide shows that included singing, dancing, instruments and acting
• Improved musicianship skills through the introduction instrumental studies on the ukulele for the Secondary school
• Designed multi-sensory lessons to meet differentiated needs of English Language Learners in Elementary and Middle school
• Short-term assignments as a homeroom teacher in combined 2-3 class and grade 6
Teaching Assistant, Elementary Music​, Saturday Enrichment Program, Charlottesville, VA ​Spring 2017
• Guided hands-on activities for students to construct and perform music on simple brass, string, and percussion instruments.
Teaching Intern, Grade 4,​ Albemarle County Public Schools, Charlottesville, VA ​Fall 2016
• Creative lesson planning across multiple subject areas.
• Analyzed data to differentiate instruction to meet individual student needs.
Camp Leader​, Loudoun County Department of Parks and Recreation, Loudoun, VA ​Summer 2013, 2015
• Planned engaging lessons to teach elementary and middle school students the basics of tennis.
• Organized camp schedule and supervised children.
Additional: Desk Supervisor, Nanny, Nursery Caregiver
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Piano Instructor,​ Nagakute, Japan ​Feb 2018-present
• Taught private lessons to beginner piano student
Instructor, Music and ESL​ Dignity School for Children, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ​Jul 2016
• Taught basic musical skills on ukulele including rhythm and chord notation.
Tutor, ESL​ Tree of Life Ministries, Purcellville, VA ​ Summer 2015
• Developed relationships with immigrants through weekly adult ESL courses.
Tutor, Multiple Subjects​ Abundant Life Ministries ​ Spring 2015
LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Discipleship Coordinator, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship,​ Charlottesville, Virginia ​Aug 2015 - May
2016
• Organized, recruited, and provided training for over 130 mentors and students.
• Planned and implemented bi-weekly meetings with over 60 student leaders.
• Streamlined organizational processes through spreadsheets and feedback surveys.
Team Leader, Relay for Life,​ Charlottesville, Virginia ​Nov 2013 - Apr 2014
• Coordinated team formation and fundraising initiatives.
Additional: Family Group Leader, Small Group Leader, Discipleship Mentor
ADDITIONAL MUSIC EXPERIENCE
Ensembles
Worship Team - Piano and Vocals Aug 2015 - Present
Nisshin Church Gospel Choir - Alto ​Spring 2018 - Present Applied Lessons
Nagoya Songwriters - Piano and Vocals ​Spring 2019 - Present Composition Aug 2015 - May 2016
University Singers - Alto II ​ ​Spring 2017 Horn ​Aug 2012 - Dec 2015
African Dance Ensemble - percussion, vocals and dance ​ Spring 2015 Piano (Classical and Jazz) ​2002 -2012, 2015
U. of Virginia Horn Ensemble - F Horn ​ Aug 2013 - Dec 2015 Voice - Alto 1 ​2010-2012
Charlottesville Symph. Orchestra - F Horn ​Aug 2013 - May 2014
University of Virginia Wind Ensemble - F Horn​ Aug 2012 - May 2013

Relevant skills: Conducting, arranging, singing, rhythm, brass


performance, piano, ukulele, guitar, folk dancing