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Abigail Elaine Strietmann

Current Address: Permanent Address:
408 Edwards Avenue 8360 Ridgeview Drive
Leland, MI 49654 Cincinnati, OH 45215

Objective: To inspire students to apply and investigate science concepts beyond the realm of their classroom
while meeting state curriculum standards.

Education Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum Projected: Summer 2014
Current GPA: 3.95/4.00
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow 2012 Cohort

Teaching Certification in Secondary Biology (DA) # PV0000000830384
Progressing towards DI Certification Projected: Summer 2014

Xavier University Cincinnati, Ohio
Bachelor of Science May 2009
Biology Major, Environmental Studies Minor GPA: 3.26/4.00

Teaching Experience
Substitute Teacher 9/2013 - 12/2013, 4/2014 - 5/2014
Leland, Traverse City, Suttons Bay, and Glen Lake Public Schools
Taught and mentored K-12 students in core subject, elective, resource and special education classrooms.
Worked with administrative, academic and support staff to maintain a structured, consistent and positive
work environment for students.

Long-Term Middle School Science and Math Substitute Teacher 1/2014- 3/2014
Leland Public School
Collaborated with the teacher on leave regarding lesson plans and classroom expectations to ensure
consistency in the classroom and an easy transition for the students, parents and school community.
Implemented hands on inquiry and application labs designed to engage students and promote cooperative
learning while meeting State and Next Generation Science Standards.
Incorporated technology and community resources into lesson plans.

Student Teacher, Detroit Public Schools, Detroit, MI
Western International High School: Mrs. Garcia-Fosters Anatomy and Physiology class 1/2013- 6/2013
Carver Middle School: Mrs. Chudys 5
grade science class 9/2012-12/2012
Placed a heavy focus on application and inquiry based learning, developing a number of lessons designed
for students to make observations, recognize patterns and propose explanations.
Strong incorporation of technology in the classroom utilizing Student Response System software, netbooks,
PowerPoint presentations and online drop boxes for assignments.
Developed a foundation for my teaching career through classroom experience in combination with careful
preparation, excellent mentoring, discussions with colleagues and MSU coursework.
Environmental Education
Natures Classroom Environmental Educator, New England 4/2011- 5/2012
Developed and presented a range of environmental science courses to youth grades K-12.
Provided students with the opportunity to experience and apply science concepts outside their school.
Communicated and cooperated efficiently with other staff members to complete tasks essential for program
success, such as, paper work, scheduling, inventory, maintenance and cleaning.

Crows Neck Environmental Education Center Naturalist, Tishomingo, MS 1/2010 - 6/2010
Prepared and presented a wide range of environmental science courses to youth grades K-12.
Assisted with education center activities and responsibilities, including health and safety supervision, dining
hall duties, inventory and organizing class material and ground maintenance.

Relevant Work Experience
Coach 2/2014 - 5/2014
YMCA high school womens head lacrosse coach, Traverse City, MI
Designed and implemented drills intended to scaffold skills in leadership, teamwork and lacrosse.
Girls on the Run Assistant Coach, Leland, MI
Taught life skills focusing on physical and emotional stability through dynamic, interactive lessons and
running games.
Scaffolded students in unleashing confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime
appreciation of health and fitness.

Joshua Tree National Park Natural Resource Intern, Twentynine Palms, CA 7/2010 - 3/2011
Assisted nursery manager with plant propagation and nursery maintenance in order to maintain or restore
native vegetation.
Conducted botanical surveys and restored disturbed sites while organizing data in databases and reports.
Developed and presented seminars for the public regarding ecological issues.

AmeriCorps 5/2009 - 11/2009
Natural Resource Management and Disaster Response Corpsmember, Cape Cod, MA
Educated and involved the community in environmental stewardship.
Recruited and managed volunteers working with AmeriCorps on service projects.
Utah Conservation Corps Trail Crew Member, Utah
Performed tasks to conserve native ecosystems and limit impact on natural areas.
Enhanced ability to both give and follow directions in order to ensure safety and efficient teamwork.

Volunteer Work
Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education 12/2013 - Present
Education Board Committee Member
Inland Seas Education Association 9/2013 - Present
Teacher Volunteer
Leelanau Conservancy, Leland, MI 7/2011 - Present
Served with the stewardship team and Seeds youth conservation corps in the field to conserve the land,
water and scenic integrity of Leelanau County.
4-H Great Lakes and Natural Resources Camp, Presque, Isle, MI Summer 2013
Teacher Volunteer
Tomorrows Leaders of Today, Detroit, MI 10/2012 - 6/2012
Teacher Volunteer