Tabitha Kanen

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Licensed Elementary Teacher
  • Newberg, Oregon
  • May 5, 2019

Professional Goals

Seeking to utilize bilingual fluency and Masters-level education to teach in primary grades, with the intention of guiding children through the process of becoming independent learners and encouraging them in their growth with Christ.

Skills and Personal Qualifications Education

  • George Fox University: Masters of Arts in Teaching
  • Indiana Wesleyan University: Bachelors of Arts in TESOL

Relevant TESOL & Work Experience:

First and Second Grade Teacher/ Third and Fourth Grade Assistant: 2018-2019 School Year

Ambleside of the Willamette Valley

  • Catered lessons to multiple students with a variety of learning styles in 1st and 2nd grade.
  • Performed weekly assessments
  • Completed Parent/Teacher Conferences, informing parents of child's academic and personal growth
  • Administered and graded First Semester Exams
  • Assisted in planning lessons and classroom management within a 3rd & 4th grade classroom

 Substitute Teacher: kindergarten through 4th grade

EMS Subdesk; Multi-District OR: November 2017- March 2018

Co-teacher in Practicum

Edwards Elementary; Newberg OR: Aug. 2016 – June 2017

  • Provided Spanish Language Development to 2nd grade students in the dual-language program
  • Created and administered two unit plans in Language Arts and Math (without curriculum)
  • Managed all aspects of teaching a 1st grade classroom for consecutive nine weeks

Dual-Language Educational Assistant

Edwards Elementary; Newberg, OR: Sept. 2014 - June 2016

  • Broke down work into manageable pieces for students with special needs within dual-language program
  • Taught English and Spanish literacy intervention groups focusing on phonemic awareness, reading fluency, and comprehension

 EA SpEd Education Assistant: Transitions

Newberg High School; Newberg, OR: Dec. 2014-June 2015

  • Provided students with life skills to enhance independence
  • Guided students in professional behavior on job sites
  • Facilitated positive interactions among students                                                                        

Youth Care Worker

Morrison; Portland, OR: July 2014 - Dec. 2014

  • Guided youth in the process of creative problem solving
  • Participated in active listening to provide for residents' emotional and physical needs
  • Mentored youth as they acclimated to new culture

Student Teacher

TESOL Macedonia Practicum: May 2014 – June 2014                                                                                

  • Provided two kindergarten classes with authentic English language instruction
  • Formulated and implemented thematic units
  • Guided students in the completion of hands-on activities
  • Maintained classroom management

Day-Camp Counselor

Warm Beach Camp; Standwood, WA: Summer 2013

  • Counseled small groups of students grades K-4
  • Devised and administered creative indoor and outdoor games
  • Oversaw a cabin of volunteer girls ages 14 to 17
  • Attended to individuals with various special needs
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Education

Master of Arts in Teaching @ George Fox University
Jul 2017 — Jul 2019

My education at George Fox included such classes as the philosophy, methodology, and pedagogy of education. I started out my student teaching in a second grade dual-language classroom at Edwards Elementary and finished in a first grade classroom

Experience

Licensed Elementary Teacher @ Ambleside of the Willamette Valley
Aug 2018 — Current

Throughout my time at Ambleside, I catered lessons to multiple students with a variety of learning styles in 1st and 2nd grade. I also performed weekly assessments in phonics and spelling, accuracy and fluency of reading, and math. In October 2018, I performed parent/teacher conferences, in which parents were informed of their child's academic and personal growth. Finally, I administered and graded First Semester Exams. For the remainder of the year, I served in various roles which included supporting student learning and aiding in effective problem solving.

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