Rachel M. Visser RR 1 “…an awesome help… she totally knew what she was doing!” T.O.C in Ms. Pudlas’s grade 7 room Thorsby, AB T0C 2P0 780-297-0338 [email protected] Dedicated elementary school looking for employment opportunities within the Christian school environment. Strong work ethic, reformed faith, and much teaching experience, including having own classroom for a year. Experience “I can attest to Ms. Visser being totally up to the task of administering Christian curriculum … in the context of her own classroom.” “Rachel maintains a positive attitude…shows great respect and patience when interacting with the diverse learners…” “… I would recommend Rachel as a valuable member of any school staff.” Ms. Tamara Pudlas, Humanities 7 teacher at Stafford Middle School “She shows a genuine love for our profession.” “She has worked hard to make our classroom a fun and safe environment.” “Rachel is very clear with instructions and students rarely need clarification.” Mrs. Ginger Walker, Mentor teacher in Kindergarten at Thorsby Elementary School Thosrby Elementary School, Thorsby, AB IPT Student Teacher, November – December 2010 Successfully completed five weeks in a kindergarten classroom. Planned and implemented inquiry based lessons with two different classes. Taught over 50% for two consecutive weeks. Built good relations and reached out to various students. Christian Liberty Academy, Paramaribo, Suriname, South America High school teacher, August 2009-May 2010 Taught English 9-12 and Chemistry 11 in a Christian school setting to students who often spoke English as a second or third language. Planned and executed lessons and activities for the whole year. Communicated with the principal in matters relating to the classroom and severe discipline. Acted as staff representative and coach for the school’s high school football (soccer) team. Tutored students, generally in the higher grades, but also from grade 2, with their more difficult courses. Stafford Middle School, Langley, BC Classroom Volunteer, September 2008-June 2009 Assisted teachers in both grade seven and eight classrooms. Responsibilities ranged from implementing lessons to answering questions to photocopying. With teacher supervision, planned and executed lessons to complement the teacher’s plans. Participated and assisted in integrated fine arts as well as PE and technology courses. Simonds Elementary School, Langley, BC Classroom Volunteer, January-June 2008 Volunteered twice a week in a grade 3/4 classroom. Led some group discussions and was available for student questions. Education & Credentials University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB Bachelor of Education Degree, September 2010-Present Completing last two years of a Bachelor of Elementary Education Expected graduation of December 2011 Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC Bachelor of Arts, September 2008-May 2009 Completed a year of studies towards a Bachelor of Arts degrees, with enough credits for a major in history Kwantlen University College (now Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Langley, BC Bachelor of Arts, September 2006-May 2008 Completed two years of a Bachelor of Arts degree, focus in history.