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Meghan

L. Butler

2825 Narrow Lake Rd. Charlotte, MI 48813 butle102@msu.edu 517.588.9961


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Professional Goal: To obtain a full-time teaching position in secondary science.
Certifications

Secondary Education (7-12) with endorsements in Biological Sciences (DA)


and Integrated Sciences (DI)
First Aid and CPR, Darev Safety Consultants

Education

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


Teacher Certification
Bachelor of Science
Major: Biological Sciences
Minor: Integrated Science
GPA: 3.68

Teaching
Experience

May 2015
August 2014

DeWitt High School, DeWitt, MI


September 2014-May 2015
Teaching Intern, High School Biology and Physical Science
Taught and planned for daily instruction in 10th grade introductory biology and
9th grade physical science courses during three 85-minute blocks per day
Created inquiry and application laboratory experiences for students based on
the Next Generation Science Standards
Provided differentiated instruction and support for students in a co-taught
biology class
Implemented innovative instructional styles such as project-based learning and
flipped-lecture teaching format
Employed the QPOEE method of scientific investigation
Participated in design and implementation of new biology course curriculum
Designed teaching and assessment materials
Worked one-on-one with students who needed extra support
Participated in bi-monthly DeWitt High School professional development
meetings, discussing topics such as aligned department rubrics and switching to
the SAT
Communicated with parents via email and phone calls about student progress
and conducted parent-teacher conferences and meetings
Assisted with upkeep of class website used as a resource for parents and
students
Research Study Learning to Teach in England and the US
Collaborator, Research funded by the National Science Foundation
Principle Investigator: Dr. Maria Teresa Tatto

April 2015

Eastern High School, Lansing MI


October 2013-April 2014
Classroom Observer, Biology
Observed 9th grade introductory biology class 4 hours per week
Planned and taught 4 inquiry and application lesson sequences
Worked one-on-one with students who needed extra support

Upward Bound Program, East Lansing, MI


September 2013-May 2014
th
Tutor/11 Grade Class Facilitator
Planned and taught mini-lessons in science disciplines, such as physics and
biology
Tutored students in science and other subjects
Planned ACT prep and college prep activities
Encouraged community and cultural involvement, such as local volunteer
opportunities and events at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts
Leadership
Experience

DeWitt High School Athletics


March 2015-May 2015
JV Girls Tennis Coach
Coached one season of JV Girls Tennis
Planned and implemented drills during practice
Helped players plan fundraising and team-bonding activities
Assisted varsity coach in planning for off-campus events and hosting home
games and tournaments

Professional
Development

2014 Michigan Science Teachers Association Conference


March 2014
Participant
Observed two professional development seminars
o What Would Galileo Do?: Working through Galileo-Style activities that
emphasize teaching and reflecting on the Next Generation of science
practices
o Dog Gone Science!: using canine assistants, exploring how learning and
discovery are enhanced by better appreciating the learning history and gifts
of students

Awards and
Scholarships

Michigan State University Deans List (8 semesters)

Other
Experience

2010-2014

Irish Family Teaching Scholarship

2014

The Glenn D. Berkheimer Family Endowed Scholarship in


Science Education

2014

MSU Environmental Health and Safety, East Lansing, MI


2010- 2014
Student Aide
Maintained databases for training and abatement
Organized compliance training for MSU employees
Collected asbestos and heavy metal samples on campus to be analyzed
Assisted safety officers in daily operational duties
HF Bar Ranch, Saddlestring, WY
Wrangler/Tour Guide
Taught first-time horse riders the basics of trail riding
Led horseback tours throughout the ranch property
Maintained corral facilities and cared for horses

May 2012-August 2012