- Villa Park, IL
- April 15, 2019
I am a graduate of Illinois State University was a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies- Human and Educational Services. I am a very outgoing, positive and energetic person. I have been passionate about helping others for as long as I can remember. I have a love of learning and helping others find their passion. I am very organized, have great time management skills, and work well with others.
I have experience in all different environments with children. I have been a swim coach for 3 years to athletes 3-18 years of age, a summer instructor for ages 6 month to adult, I have done clinical experiences in the classroom with K/1st graders with emotional behavioral disorders and 4th graders with english/reading. I have done numerous community service hours with students in their school, and I have worked with the Special Olympics.
I have gained a lot of confidence and experience in communication skills, in both talking with students and talking with parents. I can manage multiple tasks at once and I am a creative problem solver.
My biggest goal that I have as of now, is to inspire others to learn and grow. I want to be in an environment where young people feel comfortable to be themselves and feel comfortable to be curious- to ask questions, to grow everyday. I want to be apart of a community that puts an emphasis on not only the intellectual learning that goes on in schools, but the emotional, social, physical and spiritual learning that happens as well.
I attended Illinois State University for 4.5 years and graduated is a Bachelor of Science degree. I was a member of the Women's Division 1 Cross Country and Track and Field program for all 4 years. I also completed over 65 hours of community service at numerous places such as, The Blair House, different schools within the community doing reading, science and recess buddies, The Special Olympics, town fairs and carnivals and community events- such as 5ks for different causes.
Attended Willowbrook High School located in Villa Park, Il for all 4 years. Was a varsity member of the cross country and track team for 4 years as well as a varsity member of the basketball team for 3 years. I participated in community service events throughout the 4 years and volunteered for the special olympics.
All students were diagnosed with an emotional behavioral disorder.
The classroom also included students with developmental/intellectual disabilities, including autism and developmental delays.
Designed and taught lessons in math, reading, and social skills in one-to-one lessons, small group, and whole class settings.
Gained experience in taking behavior data on several students.
Learned different techniques for self calming strategies.
Gained experience in taking assessment data.
Gained experience in communication skills with students/parents/paraprofessionals.
Taught children ranging in age from 3-18, as well as mom and baby classes and adult classes.
Constructed and taught lesson plans for various age groups and classes daily.
Gained experience in co-teaching lessons to big groups with other employees .
Gained experience in verbal de-escalation tactics.
Volunteered with the Special Olympic basketball, volleyball, and track and field teams during my years at Illinois State University/ Willowbrook High School.
Reffed games, matches, and meets.
Engaged with the team during practices teaching new skills.
Helped coach games and matches.
Working with many different teams of various ages and abilities throughout the 4 years, including individuals with autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, deaf and hard of hearing, and emotional/behavioral disorders.
Worked with children from ages 4-18.
Taught differentiated instruction on techniques.
Gained experience in communicating with parents of the swimmers.
Learned time management and organization skills.
Gained experience in communication with swimmers/parents.
Participated in the best buddies program offered at Willowbrook High school as well as Illinois State and interacted with individuals with a wide range of disabilities including intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and physical disabilities- more specifically, down syndrome, autism, emotional/behavioral disorders, epilepsy, vision impairments, and deaf and hard of hearing.
Did a variety of activities from leisure, to recreational, to educational with members ranging in age from about 16-45.