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Stacy Valla

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

email: StacyValla@hotmail.com

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

CAREER OBJECTIVES

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

EDUCATION

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

Certification:
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

EXPERIENCE RELATED TO JOB OBJECTIVES

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.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

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.

HONORS

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.

SERVICE IN COMMUNITY AND UNIVERSITY ORGANIZATIONS

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.

SPECIAL INTERESTS AND ABILITIES

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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