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Dedicated, dynamic educator ready to start full-time teaching career.  Varied experience in education, including two years working as an English teacher with the Peace Corps in a remote village in Kazakhstan, one year as an Instructional Assistant, and a wide variety of other volunteer work in the education field.  Passionately focused on student-centered learning, creating a positive and safe learning environment, and differentiated instruction, especially for ELLs.




Student Teaching

Robert Frost Elementary School, Silverton, OR                                                                                                                                                          January-June 2012

-          Full-time student teaching completed in a 5th grade classroom

-          Teacher Research Topic: How can I make student-generated questions a central part of my pedagogy?


North Albany Middle School, Albany, OR                                                                                                                                                             October-November 2011

-          Teaching practicum completed in a 7th grade Social Studies classroom

-          Also worked in a 6th grade ELD classroom


Peace Corps Volunteer – Education Sector                                                                                                                                                   November 2009-August 2011

Saumalkol Kazakh Secondary School, Saumalkol, Kazakhstan

-          Team taught English to 3rd-11th graders with a local Kazakh teacher in a public village school

-          Organized and conducted various extracurricular activities for students, including drama, choir, dance and English clubs

-          Organized and implemented teacher trainings for large groups of local English teachers


Instructional Assistant                                                                                                                                                                                         September 2008-June 2009

Stephens Middle School, Salem, OR

-          Assisted 6th-8th grade language arts teachers in the planning and implementation of lesson plans

-          Supported student learning in the classroom

-          Led an after-school club for students struggling in language arts and math


Ranger Aide                                                                                                                                                                                                                     June-August, 2007-2009

Oregon State Parks, Multnomah County, OR

-          Developed and presented a variety of interpretive programs to teach park visitors about the natural and human history of the Columbia River Gorge


Volunteer English Teacher

All Saints School, Cairo, Egypt                                                                                                                                                                                              June-August 2006

-          Created and presented interactive lessons for Sudanese refugees in Egypt

-          Conducted daily classes for both elementary level students and adults


St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia                                                                                                                          September-December 2006

-          Taught conversational and literary English to future English teachers

Volunteer English Tutor

Russian Oregon Social Services, Portland, OR                                                                                                                                                  January 2005-May 2006

Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR                                                                                                                                                September 2008-June 2009

-          Designed and implemented English lessons for Russian and Spanish-speaking immigrants

-          Helped immigrants adapt to their new life in America by teaching them language and cultural skills


Conversational Russian Teacher                                                                                                                                                                       September 2007-May 2008

Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR

-          Planned and taught conversational Russian classes to first year Russian students

-          Increased cultural awareness about Russia and the former Soviet Union through interactive, self-created lesson plans


Bible Study Leader                                                                                                                                                                                                 September-May, 2004-2008

Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR

-           Developed and led small group Bible study focused on discussion and discovery




-          Russian, Advanced Low

-          Spanish, Intermediate Low


Technology Skills

-          Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, blogging, podcasts, and SmartBoard technology


Editing and Publishing Skills

-          Extensive experience in organizing story ideas, journalist writing, editing, and layout

-          News Editor of college newspaper for 1 ½ years

-          Editor-in-Chief of college foreign language journal for 2 years



Master of Arts in Teaching                                                                                                                                                                                         August 2011-June 2012

Authorizations: Elementary and Middle School

ESOL certification

Willamette University, Salem, OR


Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude                                                                                                                                                            September 2004-May 2008

Majors: History and Foreign Languages (Russian and Spanish)

Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR

Anna Rodgers,
Jan 16, 2012, 6:37 PM