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Stacy Valla

2308 King Edward Dr.
 Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 303-1690


Career Objectives | Education | Job Related Experience | Other Experience | Honors | Community Service | Other


I would like to attain a teaching position in a middle or high school (grades 6-12) teaching Science, preferably Biology.


University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, Champaign, IL 61820.
Aug. 1999 - May 2003. B.S. Biology, Minor in Secondary Education.
GPA: 3.337/4.00

State of Illinois -
State Teacher Certification Board
Type 09 - grades 6-12

Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora, IL 60504. Sept. 1995 - May 1999. GPA: 4.04/4.00


Student Specific Aide, Pinckney Elementary School, Mount Pleasant, SC.  I am the shadow for a kindergarten student with down syndrome in a mainstream classroom.  My responsibilities include getting the student to his special classes including special education resource, speech, motor therapy, and reading.  I also help the student with speech, reading, writing, cutting and other motor skills.  I modify some of the classroom assignments to suit his needs and have continual communication with the students parents in tracking and improving his progress.  I also have the opportunity to help out other students in both the special education and regular education classes as an extra teacher in the classroom.  Oct 1, 2003 - Present.  

Student Teacher, Jefferson Middle School, Champaign, IL. I was the student teacher for Mr. Stan Bergman, a middle school science and math teacher. I taught both science and math to his 6th graders. I assumed full responsibility for three 6th grade science classes (one being a co-taught class with an abundance of special education students) and one 6th grade advanced math class. I attended all staff meetings and was involved in organizing a school-wide program to help save the rainforests. Mar 17, 2003 - May 9, 2003.

Student Teacher, Danville High School, Danville, IL. I was the student teacher for Mrs. Shelley Barker, a high school biology teacher. I taught Human Life Science to lower level freshmen and sophomores and also Honors Biology to freshmen. I assumed full responsability for two Human Life Science classes, one Honors Biology class, and one homeroom period. I attended parent/teacher conferences and all staff meetings. Jan 27, 2003 - Mar 14, 2003.

Resident Advisor, Housing Division of the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. I was a residential assistant and advisor to 50 women on the 12th floor of Oglesby Hall. I served as the leader of the floor by planning programs and distributing pertinent information. I mediated conflicts and helped to advise the ladies academically. I also completed paperwork and reported the status of my floor to my advisor weekly. Aug 2001 - May 2002.

Teacher Shadow, Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora, IL. I shadowed a high school biology and genetics teacher. I interacted with her students as well as presented a mini lesson for 3 genetics classes on an upcoming laboratory experiment. Jan 8-11, 2001.

Nanny, Employed by Mr. and Mrs. James Ambrose, Naperville, IL. I was responsible for three children ages five, seven, and nine. I administered a thirty minute “learning time” each day where I helped teach each child how to read and write at their appropriate level. June - Aug 2000 & 2001.

Student Aide, Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora, IL. I was an aide for my Biology teacher. I was required to grade papers, set up lab experiments, organize class information and materials, and inventory a biology laboratory. Junior and senior years of high school 1997 - 1999.

McDonald’s PlayPlace Ranger, Naperwest McDonald’s, Naperville, IL. I was responsible for organizing and supervising a weekly arts and crafts night for children at the restaurant. I helped children of all ages with their projects. Nov 1996 - Aug 2000.


Customer Service Representative, Bed Bath and Beyond, Champaign, IL. I was responsible for greeting customers and answering their questions about the store. I operated a cash register and answered and direct phone calls. Nov 2002 - July 2003.

Friendly’s Employee, Friendly's Ice Cream Shop, Doylestown, PA. I was in charge of greeting customers and preparing ice cream orders. May - July 2002.

Area Desk Clerk, Garner Hall, Housing Division of the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign. I was responsible for answering questions and completing various administrative duties. Jan - May 2001.

McDonald’s Crew Person, Naperwest McDonald’s, Naperville, IL. I was responsible for preparing the orders and giving them to customers in the drive-thru. Nov 1996 - June 2000.

Soccer Referee, Naperville Park District, Naperville, IL. I refereed a fourth grade girls soccer league. Summer 1996.


Dean’s List, University of Illinois, Spring Semester 2001, Spring Semester 2002, & Fall Semester 2003.

National Residence Hall Honorary, Oct 2000.

National Honor Society, Fall 1998.

National French Honor Society, Spring 1998.


Epsilon Delta Professional Education Organization member, Fall 2000 - present.

Illini Guide All-Campus Committee Member, 2002.

Illini Guide Hall Chair (Florida Avenue Residence Hall), 2000.

Hopkins Hall Programming Board, 2000 - 2001.

Block-I Football Distribution Committee Chair, 2002.

Block-I Football Student Section Leader, 2000-2002.

Florida Avenue Residence Hall Programming Committee, 1999-2000.


I race sailboats competitively in the Thistle Class.  

I have played soccer for 16 years.

I am able to play the piano, clarinet, and saxophone.

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