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BRENNA JOHNSON

46248 231st Wentworth, SD 57075 |605-291-9523 | brenna.johnson285@jacks.sdstate.edu

EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Education and Human Sciences South Dakota State University | Brookings, SD; December 2019 Major: Early Childhood Education Certification: Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education (Dakota State University) Kindergarten Endorsement Reading (PK-12) Minor English as a New Language Minor GPA: 3.984 Education and Human Sciences Dean’s Lists Fall 2015- Spring 2019

High School Diploma Madison High School| Madison, SD; May 2015

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Student Teacher | Madison, SD | Madison Central School District: Middle School| August 2019- December 2019

Instructed 105 students in a 6th Grade Reading Classroom

Prepared and implemented complete Figurative Language Unit

Created and presented lesson plans regularly in reading and social studies

Participated and attended the district in-service programs and faculty meetings

Communicated with team members to provide support to each of the students

Boys and Girls Club | Flandreau, SD | Youth Development Specialist/Front Desk Receptionist| August 2019- Present

Assisted in testing of youth in both reading and math with pre and post testing

Designed and implemented weekly lesson plans that focused on hands-on activities and a project-based approach, that reflected the Summer Curriculum

Utilized classroom management to establish a safe learning environment for the success of all children

Communicate with families regarding reports and information

Assist youth in signing in and out of program activities

Log in pertinent reports as needed

Substitute Teacher | Madison, SD | Madison Central School District | August 2018- Present

Maintain full time teacher’s lesson plans

Cover full time teacher’s responsibilities

Student Teacher | Brookings, SD | Fishback Center Kindergarten (SDSU) | January 2018- May 2018

Performed one-on-one assessments

Implemented whole group and small group activities

Wrote standards-based report cards. Conducted parent teacher conferences

Child Care | Brookings, SD | Nanny for Infant and Toddler | September 2017- August 2018

Prepared nutritional meals for the family

Transported toddler to and from preschool and various activities

Accompanied toddler and infant in educational activities and programs at The Children’s Museum of South Dakota and Brookings Public Library

Implement educational games and activities within their home

Assistant Student Teacher | Brookings, SD | Fishback Center Preschool (SDSU) | August 2017- December 2017

Assisted with inquiry-based learning

Planned and executed one-on-one lessons with a focus student

Performed individual assessments, such as Ages and Stages

Provided support to Student Teachers

Boys and Girls Club | Flandreau, SD | Power Up Lead Teacher | August 2017

Assisted in testing of youth in both reading and math with pre and post testing

Designed and implemented weekly lesson plans that focused on hands-on activities and a project-based approach, that reflected the Summer Curriculum

Utilized classroom management to establish a safe learning environment for the success of all children

Flandreau Indian School| Flandreau, SD | Youth Development Specialist | August 2017- May 2017

Established a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club to engage FIS students with the Flandreau community

Implemented programs such as character and leadership, academic success, and healthy lifestyles

Boys and Girls Club | Flandreau, SD | Youth Development Specialist | May 2016- May 2018

Established relationships with youth ranging from 5 years old to 18 years old

Implemented various educational, nutritional, physical, and social activities

Created weekly program plans for youth

Advised programs such as Torch Club, Clubs Against Tobacco, and Power Chef

Boys and Girls Club | Brookings, SD | Youth Development Specialist- Club 5 | February 2016- May 2016

Assisted students with homework assignments

Implemented encouraging reward systems

Maintained a safe and nurturing learning environment.

Donna’s Daycare | Madison, SD | Child Care Associate | June 2011- Present

Responsible for the care of up to 12 children

Collaborated with families to establish a safe and nurturing learning environment

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

South Dakota State Mortar Board Honor Society Chapter

Phi Chapter of Phi Upsilon Omicron National Honor Society in Family and Consumer Sciences

Theta Mu Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education

COMMUNITY SERVICE AND VOLUNTEERING Sunday School Teacher

Lake County 4-H Visual Arts/Home Environment Judge Moody County Youth Triathlon

Swiftel Clean-Up State-A-Thon Dancer

Willie Mac Tournament

Madison 8th Grade Volleyball Assistant Coach Moody County Youth Mentor

Dean for Day Fundraiser for Spirit Camp Brookings Harvest Table

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Superior communication skills to foster meaningful relationships with students, staff, and parents

Aptitude to remain flexible, ensuring that every child’s learning styles and abilities are expressed

An accommodating individual with the aptitude to create inquiry-based, hands on lesson plans

Self-motivated professional with a commitment to the social and academic growth and success of every student

REFERENCES Emma Wright, Former Mentor Teacher, Fishback Center for Early Childhood Education, 705-961-0588

Sharity Bassett, Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies of South Dakota State University, 315-591-7877

Tammy Lunday, Director of Student Health & Counseling, South Dakota State University, 605-864-0860