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SARA ANN KJOSE

3905 Pointe West Place, Apt. 331 Rapid City, SD 57702


(605) 670-2710 sara.kjose@jacks.sdstate.edu

OBJECTIVE
The opportunity to obtain an elementary teaching position that utilizes my passion for teaching a
diverse group of learners.

EDUCATION South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and Human Sciences, May 2014
Major: Early Childhood Education; G.P.A. 3.2/4.0
Certifications: Elementary Education, Dakota State University, May 2014

TEACHER EXPERIENCE

Student Teaching. 4
th
Grade. General Beadle Elementary School. Rapid City, SD. January 2014-May
2014.
Planned units and lesson plans to meet obtainable objectives within classroom curriculum.
Continuously taught, reflected and modified lessons to adapt to individual student needs.
Implementation of classroom responsibilities and applied classroom management skills.
Coordinated with teachers to discuss educational strategies along with creating focused
objectives within professional learning communities.

Practicum (ELED 495/395). South Middle School, 6
th
Grade. Rapid City, SD. October 2013-
Decemeber 2013.
Implemented lessons in Science, Social Studies and Mathematics based on the common core
standards.
Established a relationship with the students and educators within the building.

Student Teacher. SDSU Preschool, Brookings, SD. August 2012-December 2012.
Created an interactive environment for the children from the ages of 15 months to 3 years
old.
Designed weekly newsletters and daily journals, informing parents on current focused lesson
objectives and standards.
Program accredited by National Association for the Education of Young Children.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Kid-Stop Tutor. YMCA Grant Program. Valley View Elementary. Rapid City, SD. August 2013-
Present.
Create activities to expand on childrens knowledge and further their academic progress.
Evaluate students on their progress and achievements.
Work with many students from Kindergarten to 5
th
grade.
Apply classroom management skills.

Childcare Assistant. Fountain Spring Community Church. Rapid City, SD. August 2013-Present
Worked with a variety of children ranging from the age of infants to middle school.
Develop rapport with students to assist in creating a safe and positive learning community.
Perform management skills by redirecting behaviors.

Assistant Teacher. Bright Beginnings Early Stages, Brookings, SD. May 2012-March 2013.
Develop and implement lesson plans that integrate goals of cooperating teacher.
Evaluate student progress adapted to individual needs of children.
Experienced a variety of ages and worked hands on with infants, toddlers and older children
on a day-to-day basis.
Apply classroom management skills.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

Wellness Desk Specialist. Wellness Center Brookings, SD. August 2012-July 2013.
Assisted customers in friendly and efficient manner upon arrival.
Answer questions and assist customers with any concerns.
Clean the equipment and daily checklist to keep the Wellness Center looking presentable for
the customers.

Wellness Gym Supervisor. Wellness Center, Brookings, SD. August 2011- August 2012.
Assisted students in friendly and efficient manner.
Provided students with weight lifting equipment as well as recreational equipment and
completed daily cleaning checklists to make sure the gym was clean and ready for use.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

Math Class. Rapid City, SD.
Joined a granted math group through General Beadle Elementary, to learn how to further students
progress in mathematics. Discussed strategies with all grade levels and coordinated lesson
objectives.

Fountain Springs Community Church. Rapid City, SD.
Help out in the childcare program and also within the church community.

Classroom Observations. Brookings, SD.
Throughout my college education experience I have volunteered at Hillcrest Elementary. I helped
the teachers in various tasks throughout the day and observed the teaching experience.

Athletic Camps. Vermillion, SD.
Helped organize groups, educated them on drills and practiced different skills.


SPECIAL SKILLS
Word 2009, PowerPoint 2009, Excel 2009