Catherine Marie Miller - Portsmouth Public Library

Catherine Marie Miller
565 Stoney Rd. Peebles, OH 45660
Job Objective
To become an enthusiastic and committed member of the Portsmouth Public Library team by providing
exceptional customer service skills and performing departmental duties as associated with the positions of
youth services associate or library associate.
Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, OH
Bachelor of Science in Education
Major: Middle Childhood Teacher Education
Graduation Date: May 2013
Licensure/Certification: Middle School Science and Language Arts
Reading Endorsement (K-12)
Major GPA 3.86/4.0; Overall 3.58/4.0
Teaching Experience
Reading and Writing Teacher-Fourth Grade
Peebles Elementary School, Peebles, OH
July 2013 to May 2015
Developed and implemented engaging, effective integrated reading and writing lessons for a
heterogeneous group of high to low abilitied eighth students through the extension of differentiated
Designed and implemented interactive reading and writing units on former activist and peaceful
approaches to societal issues. Technology and hands-on activities were integrated to foster student
engagement and learning
Solicited the professional advice from seasoned teachers to create effective lessons that met the
learning needs and abilities of all students
Identified measurable learning targets and created assessments that were aligned with Common Core
Active member of the PTO which included logging many hours of volunteer services and participating in
brainstorming ideas to promote a more active and equally balanced organization
Actively participated in activities which included: assessing student progress, assigning grades, taking
attendance, lunch/recess/bus duty, communicating with parents and students, teacher verses student
Introduced and explored weekly unit concepts with specific learning targets identified through rich,
structured conversation and prior knowledge extractions
Developed effective language arts techniques while aligning the school district’s expected curriculum
with the fourth grade Common Core Standards and the Harcourt Trophies Reading Series published in
Created differentiated instructions based on students assessed needs and individual learning targets
Expanded on single language arts concepts by guiding students as they discussed specific questions
associated with assigned learning targets or teachable moments.
Guided all learners to new concepts of learning by introducing them to effective strategies
professionally proven to inhibit academic growth.
Senior Seminar
Summer 2011
Shawnee State University, Portsmouth, OH
Documented the success in utilizing hands-on and virtual techniques as complimentary tools in the
classroom by providing evidence that indicates the two approaches, used in a complimentary fashion,
will increase achievement and interest in the middle school science class
Action Research
Wheelersburg Middle School, Wheelersburg, OH
Spring 2011
Analyzed the effects of poor organizational skills on a heterogeneous group of mixed abilitied sixth
graders and implemented specific tools that proved to increase performance in the integrated science
Relevant Experience
Teacher Based Team Member, Peebles Elementary
PTO Member, Peebles Elementary
Food Pantry/Rummage Volunteer, New Boston, OH
through 2012
Certified Facilitator, Bureau of Workers Compensation
through 2007
PTO President, New Boston Local School District
Save Our School Campaign Member, New Boston, OH
Little League Treasurer, Newville Little League
Fall of 2005
Summer 2004
Professional Development
Developed and co-presented at the 8th Annual Celebration of Scholarship at Shawnee State University in
March 2012: How Organizational Skills Improve Learning Outcomes.
Developed and presented at the Ohio Middle Level Association Conference February 2013: It Takes More
Than a Village to Raise a Child.
Served on the committee that applied for and received a 501(c)(3) exemption for the New Boston Local School
District’s Parent Teacher Organization and became the first serving president.
Successfully completed the training to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children (CASA)
Additional Work Experience
Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, Portsmouth, OH
May 1987 to December 2007
Claims Service Specialist; Public Information Assistant, Office Machine Operator
Serviced injured workers, employers and medical providers through the administrating of benefits and
the processing of claims
Delivered clear speaking and good listening skills, along with logical thinking in order to create a
successful rapport with all parties
Orchestrated avenues for injured workers, attorney’s, employer’s, medical provider or any other caller
or walk-in to utilize to achieve satisfactory customer service
Maintained and operated office equipment such as high speed copiers, addressing machines, and
microfilm readers/printers while insuring stock supplies were ordered
IRA member; NCTE member; Sister City Organization member; Habitat for Humanity Volunteer; Shawnee
Nature Club; Adams County Arts Council
Skills and Interests
Interested in organizing after school education programs
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point
Editing written documents
Avid reader of adult and children literature