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My Sample Resume
By Amanda Post

Developing a Teaching Resume - Sample Resume

Please read the description of the 3 pages on the previous page.  Copied on 11 X 17 folded paper - page 1 is the cover, page 2 and 3 are side by side.

Please note: This sample has areas where the format was distorted when it was transferred to the web. Use your judgement to make your resume look more attractive.

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Street Address
City, State  Zip
(999) 999-9999



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Street Address
City, State  Zip
(999) 999-9999
Visit my web site -- A to Z Teacher Stuff
email -- amanda@atozteacherstuff.com

OBJECTIVE To obtain a teaching position at the preschool or elementary level.
EDUCATION Currently pursuing a B.S. in Elementary Education (Early Childhood PK-3 emphasis) at Southwest Missouri State University.  Graduation date:  May 15, 1998.
Certification (following graduation):  Early Childhood (PreK-3) and Elementary Education (1-6). Overall G.P.A.: 3.66     G.P.A. in Education:  3.89

High School Diploma, High School High, May, 1993.  Salutatorian of graduating class.

Sylvan Learning Center -- Teacher (Aug. 1997--present)  Address
Supervisor:  Mrs. Supervisor, Ph.D.  (999) 999-9999.  Work with students, K-12 and all ability levels, to improve success in school through instruction in reading, writing, math, and study skills and through boosting self-confidence.
Student Teaching - Kindergarten (Mar. 12 - May 12)  Rountree Elementary, Ms. Coop Teacher
  • Used centers for math, science, social studies, health, and writing to complement the child-based hands-on curriculum.
  • Implemented a positive discipline plan which promoted student responsibility, problem solving skills, and student accountability.
  • Worked with "Write-to-Read" program and used "Write Away" bags to encourage reading/writing at home, parent involvment, and listening/speaking/writing skills.
  • Implemented phonics instruction with small groups.
  • Developed thematic unit on plants/gardening around major instructional goals.
  • Student Teaching - Fourth Grade (Jan. 13 - Mar. 10)  Logan-Rogersville, Mrs. Coop Teacher
  • Created and implemented literature units on Number the Stars and Mississippi Bridge.
  • Developed and taught writing unit on "why" stories.
  • Teacher's manuals provided the guideline for teaching math and science, but other activities were pulled in to suit the students' needs and to make material more interesting and meaningful.  I adapted units for time, money, geometry, and weather.
  • Practicums (195 hours).  Observed classroom and taught lessons one-on-one, to small groups, or to the whole class.  Six classrooms total, two were multiage, Grades PreK-4.
  • Developed and implemented thematic units on plants & seeds and insects.
  • Completed lessons on various children's books, poems, and themes.
  • Lessons involved cooperative learning, language experience approach, hands-on/minds-on experiences, and interdisciplinary teaching.
  • Volunteer Work (70 hours).  Volunteered as Teacher's Assistant, Hubble Elem.; Preschool Teacher, Head Start; Mentor for K student, Literacy Center; and Elementary Science Fair Judge, Miller Schools.
    Aiding (100 hours).  Observed and interacted with individual students at SMSU Parenting Life Skills Center (adult parenting classes), University Child Care Center (4-5 year olds), and Fair Grove Elem. (2nd grade).

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    Baird, Kurtz, & Dobson CPAs -- Support Staff  (Nov. 1994--Aug. 1997)  Address
    Supervisor: Mrs. Supervisor (999) 999-9999.  Fulfilled various clerical responsibilities such as typing, filing, taking inventory, database management, and restocking/organizing supplies.
    Prime Time -- Program Assistant (May 1997--June 1997).  After school program sponsored by YMCA, Willard Central & Hickory Hills Elem.  Responsible for supervising and maintaining control of children K-5.
    Heer's Department Store -- Sales Clerk (Apr. 1994--Dec. 1994).  Now out of business.  Assisted customers, created store displays, and took on many of the department manager's responsibilities.
  • Very proficient in the use of computers and programs.
  • Created a web site for teachers -- A to Z Teacher Stuff -- http://www.atozteacherstuff.com
  • Attended Wright Group workshop:  "Shared Reading & Beyond" (March, 1998)
  • Familiar with Success and Kagan Cooperative Learning
  • Willing to relocate
  • I have a serious commitment to be the best teacher for each group of students I have the opportunity to teach.
  • I will work hard to be a positive influence in the lives of my students, their parents, and my fellow teachers.
  • To keep up with the most effective teaching methods, I wish to attend workshops, obtain a master's degree, and interact with other teachers for advice and to learn new ideas.
  • I plan to begin work on my Master's in Reading degreee in June 1998.
    Mrs. Student Teaching Supervisor, Second Block University Supervisor, (999) 999-9999
    Mrs. Coop Teacher, 4th Grade Cooperating Teacher, (999) 999-9999
    School Address
    Mrs. Coop Teacher, Kindergarten Cooperating Teacher (999) 999-9999
    School Address
    Dr. Reading Professor, Reading Professor, (999) 999-9999
    University Address




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    This sample resume was originally posted in 1999.

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