Resume

Downloadable link: Cassie Dunnam

Summary:

To use my skills as an elementary teacher to develop a new career as an instructional designer. My skills in instructional design and technical writing will be an asset to the career of instructional designer. I am a quick learner and enjoy a fast-paced environment.

Education:

The University of Colorado Denver-Denver, CO   Expected May 2017

  • MA, Curriculum and Instruction (Reading and Writing)

The University of Texas – Austin, TX       May 2013

  • BS, Applied Learning and Development (Elementary Education)

Experience:

General Education Teacher,  09/2013 to current

4th grade, North Mor Elementary, Adams 12 Five Star Schools

  • Technology Coordinator
    • Assist other staff with setting up digital classroom
    • Problem solving technical issues
  • Gifted and Talented Coordinator
    • Organizing teacher recommendations
    • Setting up testing dates and materials
    • Program planning for Gifted students
  • PARCC Assessment coordinator
  • Developed curriculum based on Common Core Standards
    • Design pre-assessments, daily lessons that build on prior knowledge, and post-assessments to check for understanding
  • Organized and lead professional development for staff
  • Designed formative and summative assessments to guide instruction
  • Implemented Google Classroom and Edcite to assess on technology
  • Classroom management of 20-26 students
  • Kagan Cooperative learning strategies

Reading Tutor,         03/2013 to 05/2013

5th grade, Barrington Elementary, Austin ISD

  • Developed intervention based on the students’ areas of struggle
  • Worked with 30 students and 1/3 of the students passed on retest
  • Created anchor charts to support student understanding
  • Worked with small groups during and after school

Student Teacher,   01/2013 to 05/2013

5th Grade, Barrington Elementary, Austin ISD

  • Met regularly with cooperating teacher and grade level team to develop units
    • Planned Lessons for all subjects
    • Delivered instruction for all subjects
  • Design weekly assessments for Language Arts
  • Analyzed and disaggregated assessment data to help plan for student needs
  • Attended staff meetings and gave input for the students in my homeroom

Intern II,    09/2012 to 12/2012

5th Grade, Barrington Elementary, Austin ISD

  • Met weekly with cooperating teacher to plan
    • Planned Language Arts and Social Studies lessons based on state standards
    • Instruct one or more lessons per week
  • Worked with cooperating teacher to develop behavior contracts using CHAMPS
    • Regularly met with students to discuss behaviors in their contract
  • Participated in Staff Development sessions
  • Created classroom cash incentives to motivate students

Intern I,      02/2012 to 04/2012

Kinder, Pillow Elementary, Austin ISD

  • Observed all instructional areas
  • Instructed lessons in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies
  • Supervised centers to check for learning
  • Completed an ESL study on two students, for Math and Reading
  • Created a learning plan for those ESL students including documentation and implementation procedures

 Second Grade Tutor,    02/2012 to 04/2012

Northeast Elementary, Pflugerville ISD

  • Administered DIBIELS – Reading level assessments
  • Progress monitoring for 5 different areas of Reading
  • Tailored student instruction based on progress monitoring

First Grade Enrichment Tutor,      02/2012 to 04/2012

Casis Elementary, Austin ISD

  • Writer’s Workshop assisting students to create digital stories
  • Assisted with student editing / digital conversion of stories
  • Assisted with student structure, organization and presentation of stories

Teacher Assistant,    11/2010 to 12/2012

Ages 1-4, Hyde Park Baptist CDC

  • Planned age appropriate activities
  • Developed behavior plans for students

Certifications:

Texas Standard ESL Generalist, Grades (EC-6)           May 2013

Colorado Elementary Teaching Certification, CLDE Endorsement September 2013

Skills:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites
  • Familiar with EcoSys, Microsoft Lync, Adobe Photoshop, SharePoint, Dropbox, Google Drive, Mac and PC operating systems
  • Utilized Blooms Taxonomy in forming questions for assessment
  • Data Analysis, Curriculum Design, Technical Writing, Digital Literacy
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