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Wendy Stutzman Simmons
536 Calvin Phillips Dr.
Johnson City TN 37601

Pursuing a position as a Middle or High School English Teacher.

Summary of Qualifications

I am a professional entirely committed to personal lifelong learning and highly qualified to provide quality education to young people. Highlights of these qualifications include:

  • Broad knowledge base in English content area, specializing in writing pedagogy and adolescent literature
  • Diverse background from educational, language arts, fine arts, and library science sectors
  • Numerous practica experiences middle and high school
  • Special knowledge in instructional classroom technology

Licensure & Certification

Ohio teaching license, certified to teach English Grade 7-12 (pending)

American Red Cross CPR/First Aid, Infants, Adults, Children

Education

East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Johnson City, Tennessee

Master of Arts in Teaching, with Secondary English concentration, May 2003 (expected)

G.P.A.: 3.9

Milligan College, Elizabethton, Tennessee

Bachelor of Arts in English, May 2001

G.P.A.: 3.37

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), Indiana, Pennsylvania

Coursework toward B.A. in English with Music minor, 1988-1991

Awards

National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, 2002; Education Honors Society of Kappa Delta Pi, 2002; ETSU Outstanding Adult Learner of the Year Nominee, 2002; Milligan College Deans List of Academic Achievement, 1998-200; IUP Outstanding English Major Nominee, 1989; IUP Deans List of Academic Achievement, 1989-1990

Practica

Enhanced Student Teaching, Happy Valley High School, Elizabethton, Tennessee, Spring 2003

Enhanced Student Teaching, Happy Valley Middle School, Elizabethton, Tennessee, Spring 2003

Secondary Methods, University High School, Johnson City, Tennessee, Fall 2003

Secondary English Methods, ETSU, Johnson City, Tennessee, 2001

Reading Methods, ETSU, Johnson City, Tennessee, 2002

Areas of Extracurricular Experience and Interest

Public speaking

Forensics team

Debate team

Orchestra/string ensemble

Choir

Band

Drama

School publications (yearbook, newspaper, etc.)

Computer Skills

Internet:  Research Ability, E-Mail, Web Page Development, Maintenance, Mailing Lists, Newsgroups, MP3 Creation, Microsoft Frontpage, Netobjects Fusion, Netscape Composer

Office Software:Windows 3.1-XP, MS Office 2000; Netscape Calendar; Pagemaker, AVI Creation, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, Filemaker Pro, Inspiration!, Nero

Instructional:Intercampus Televised Courses, Multimedia Technology Instruction; BlackBoard, WebCT Technology, Microsoft Powerpoint

 

Professional Experience

Graduate Assistant, English Department, Writing and Communication Center, ETSU, 2002-2003

Offered individual conferencing to beginning, intermediate, and advanced writers and speakers on campus. Provided assistance to students, faculty, and staff at all stages of the communication process: from generating writing topics, researching with library and Internet resources, using MLA and APA documentation, strengthening presentation skills, and sharpening lower and higher order writing skills. Acted as a thoughtful and responsive audience during tutoring sessions by helping to guide students with questions and coaching so that they might identify their own problems and errors. Developed the Centers Blackboard page and created HTML documents for student reference.

 

Graduate Assistant, Office of Student Life and Leadership, ETSU, 2001-2002

Coordinator of the America Reads Challenge program. Responsible for hiring, training, and supervision of literacy tutors. Maintained pre- and post- testing records of 300 tutees. Reviewed tutor performances via record log and follow up visits. Recruited new tutors. Created and maintained partnerships with local school guidance counselors and teachers. Coordinated and lectured at bi-monthly training sessions designed to assist tutors working with elementary school aged children.

 

Substitute Teacher, Johnson City Schools, Carter County Schools, 2001-2002

Volunteer/Employment Experience

Volunteer

Trainer/Facilitator, ETSU Diversity Task Force, Johnson City, TN, 2002

Host, Interfaith Hospitality Network, Johnson City, TN, 2000 present

Literacy Tutor, Tennessee College Corps/Americorps, Johnson City, TN, 2001-2002

Religious Education Instructor, St. Johns Episcopal Church, Johnson City, TN 2001-2002

Employment

Library Circulation Assistant, Emmanuel School of Religion, Johnson City, TN, 2000-2001

Co-Manager, Books-A-Million, Asheville, NC, 1995-1998

Professional Memberships

Phi Kappa Phi, 2002-present

Kappa Delta Pi, 2002-present

National Council for the Teaching of English, 2001-present

ETSUs Graduate and Professional Student Association, 2001-present

References are available upon request.
 
For a downloadable copy of my resume and cover letter, follow this link.

For more detailed information, see my Curriculum Vita