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Lindsy Gratz

114 S. Norman St. Ivanhoe, MN 56142  507-591-2565  lindsy.gratz@gmail.com  www.linkedin.com/in/lindsy-gratz

Summary of Qualifications
- Creative curriculum development and lesson planning with an excellent ability to integrate technology to enhance
learning.
- Strong classroom management skills and a strong belief in procedural practices to maintain a safe, positive, and
focused learning environment.
- Ability to communicate effectively and to maintain an organized classroom and workspace.
- Excellent collaboration skills and a strong desire and willingness to learn.
- Experience with special needs students and differentiated instruction.

Education & Credentials


DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY anticipated graduation date: May 9,
2020
Madison, SD
Bachelor of Science in K-8 Elementary Education and K-12 Special Education
Minor in Reading PreK-12
K-12 Technology Endorsement
GPA – 3.605

South Dakota Teacher Certification, Grades K-8 & Special Education K-12 (Attained upon Graduation 5/2020)
Minnesota Teacher Certification (Will be testing and applying for certification in the Spring of 2020)

Related Professional Experience


CANBY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Canby, MN 8/2019 – 3/2020
Student Teacher: 5th Grade and 4th - 6th Grade Special Education
Taught Language Arts, Math, Technology, and Social Studies to a fifth-grade classroom of 18 students in the Fall of 2019.
Moved to the Special Education Classroom in January 2020 for Spring Semester. Taught small groups of special education
students in the subjects of Math and Language Arts.

KIDS AT THE POINT BIBLE DAY CAMP, Hendricks, MN 6/2010 – Current


Volunteer Leader
Worked at week-long day camp every summer for the past nine years. Spent the days and some evenings supervising kids aged
preschool through 12th grade. Planned and taught daily lessons, arts, crafts, music, distributed lunches, and assisted with
maintaining a safe and supervised day camp.

IVANHOE PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT, Ivanhoe, MN 9/14 to


9/15
Substitute Paraprofessional (PreK-6)
Worked as a substitute paraprofessional in the Ivanhoe School District for one year before going back to school to secure degree
in Elementary and Special Education. Worked as a substitute in the preschool classroom with a high needs special education
student for majority of that time. Some of the time was spent in the kindergarten classroom working with a student on letter
recognition and other reading skills. Also substituted as a paraprofessional in the upper elementary grades working with
students in their classrooms as well as in the special education classroom on occasion.

ZOE CHRISTIAN CHILDCARE CENTER, Marshall, MN 9/07 to


12/09
Teacher and Curriculum Development (Infant-PreK
Worked in the infant classroom as a lead teacher and later transferred to the Toddler class. Developed a curriculum program for
the Toddlers and Preschool classes that included school readiness materials as well as crafts.