MELISSA PERETICH VIGIL OBJECTIVE EDUCATION

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MELISSA PERETICH VIGIL

2515 Clarion Lane

Fort Collins, CO 80524

[email protected]

(540) 842-2996

OBJECTIVE

To provide purposeful and engaging learning for science students at the secondary school level

EDUCATION

Teacher Licensure Program

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Organic Chemistry Ph.D Candidate (ABD Masters)

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

BS in Chemistry

James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

May 2007 – December 2008

GPA: 4.000

August 2004 – May 2007

GPA: 3.944

August 2000 – May 2004

GPA: 3.378

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Secondary Science Teacher, Fossil Ridge High School, Fort Collins, CO

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August 2009 - Present

Taught Earth Systems Science, Chemistry, Pre-AP Biology, and Advisory courses to high school students

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Collaborated with colleagues to create, implement, teach, and assess various scientific lessons

Used formative and summative instruction to implement and improve instruction

Incorporated technology to assess student progress and communicate course materials with students and parents for all classes

Implemented the ALEKS program in Chemistry as a response to intervention

Utilized inquiry methods such as POGIL in all classes

Involved Earth Systems Science students in a long term research project in conjunction with CSU

Collaborated with parents, colleagues, and administrators for student success and disciplinary issues

Addressed accommodations, modifications, and various needs of students in the classroom

Provided additional tutoring to science students as a preparatory measure and a response to intervention

Supported students outside of the classroom in athletic events, plays, concerts, competitions, and retreats

Substitute Teaching, Poudre School District, Fort Collins, CO

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January 2009 – May 2009

Taught lessons to high school Science, Mathematics, Literature, History, Government, Art, Physical

Education, and Special Education classes

Student Teaching, Rocky Mountain High School, Fort Collins, CO

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August 2008 – December 2008

Taught lessons to General, Advanced, and AP Chemistry students on a daily basis (grades 10 – 12)

Created group activities, POGIL activities, laboratory experiments, formative assessments, and

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· summative assessments for all classes

Incorporated technology into laboratory experiments and instructed Rocky staff on current technology tools during a training day

Collaborated with parents, colleagues, and administrators for student success and disciplinary issues

Attended staff, department, and PLC meetings, as well as student plays, concerts, and athletic events

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Cocoa Cram, Fossil Ridge High School, Fort Collins, CO

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December 2009 - Present

Provided assistance and studying tips in preparing for final examinations each semester

Adopt a Family, Fossil Ridge & Rocky Mountain High School, Fort Collins, CO December 2008 - 2010

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Coordinated, collected, and distributed donations to families in need

Science Olympiad, Fort Collins & Denver, CO

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March 2008 – April 2010

Developed competition assessment, proctored competitions, and judged entries for regional and state

Write It / Do It competitions and state Chem Lab competition (grades 7 – 12)

Boathouse Invitational Track Meet, Fossil Ridge High School, CO

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Timed track events for high school track meet

March 2010

Student Body Retreat, Fossil Ridge High School, CO

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January 2010

Participated in small group discussions as well as large group leadership and team building activities

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Shared personal story of finding career path as encouragement and motivation for students

Dances, Fossil Ridge & Rocky Mountain High School, Fort Collins, CO

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September 2008 - Present

Chaperoned dances for student safety and to welcome 8th grade students to high school

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Operated coat check at Homecoming dances

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Sold tickets for the dance and monitored student entry and exit of the dance for safety

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Assisted in cleanup efforts for the dance

Kelsey’s Story

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Sponsored student led organization against child abuse

August 2009 - May 2010

RELEVANT EMPLOYMENT

Science Olympiad Coach, Fossil Ridge High School, Fort Collins, CO

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August 2010 - Present

Founded Science Olympiad team at Fossil & recruited, trained, assisted, sponsored, and assessed students

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Budgeted and purchased materials for Science Olympiad team

Traveled and participated in the Midwest Coaching Academy for Science Olympiad to improve team

Individual Tutoring, Fort Collins, CO

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January 2009 – May 2009

Assisted Rocky Mountain students in Chemistry courses, including homework aid and test preparation

Advancement via Individual Determination Tutor, Wellington, CO

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January 2008 – May 2008

Led AVID students in discussions on budgets, interviews, careers, leadership, and US History

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Conducted mock interview for AVID students

Tutored students in organization, Biology, and Mathematics

Created a team building field trip for AVID students (grades 8-9)

Graduate Research Assistant, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

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August 2005 – May 2007

Collaborated with graduate students and post-doctoral fellows on natural product synthesis, ordered chemicals, and conducted chemical reactions and identification

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

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Instructed Organic Chemistry laboratory classes

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August 2004 – August 2005

Developed lectures and assessments, graded student progress and assignments

Research Experience for Undergraduates, Bangkok, Thailand

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June - August 2003

Collaborated with graduate students and post-doctoral fellows on natural product synthesis at Chulabhorn

Research Institute and Chulalongkorn University

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Communicated scientific results with colleagues in Thailand and the United States

Gained cultural and scientific understanding by immersing in research and travel around Thailand

WORKSHOPS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Midwest Coaching Academy October 2010

Ground Up Workshop June 2010

POGIL Workshops

October 2007

June 2008 – June 2011

AmeriCorp Scholarship December 2008

REFERENCES

Joe Anastasia

Science Department Leader

Fossil Ridge High School

Fort Collins, CO 80528

Hach Scientific Scholarship

Scott Torvik

Assistant Administrator

Fossil Ridge High School

Fort Collins, CO 80528

General Science Praxis Award January 2008

GET WET Workshop November 2007

Project Learning Tree Workshop

August 2005

Glenn Gainley

Science Teacher

Rocky Mountain High School

Fort Collins, CO 80526

(970) 488-6291

[email protected]

(970) 488-6267 [email protected]

(970) 488-7126 [email protected]

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