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Abby Diamond

1308 Saturn Ln Knoxville, TN 37932

0898 www.abbydiamond.weebly.com


Samford University, Birmingham, AL

May 2016
Bachelor of Science, Education. Major: Early Childhood/Special Education/Elementary
Education; Collaborative Degree (P- 6th grade) Class B Certification.
Highly qualified, GPA 3.99/4.0

Student Teaching and Clinical Experience

Oliver Elementary School, Birmingham, AL Student Teaching
March May 2016
4th grade
Vestavia Hills Central, Vestavia Hills, AL Student Teaching
January - March 2016
2nd grade
Taught a 3-week unit on Alabama Government
Taught whole groups lessons daily in reading, language arts, and social studies
Worked with a small group in reading
Assisted students with learning needs in the classroom and made accommodations
Oak Mountain Middle School, Birmingham, AL
October November 2015
Special Education, 8th grade
Taught lessons to meet specific IEP goals and AAA standards.
Aided instruction for students with disabilities in reading and math.
Designed and implemented social story project.
Hand in Hand Early Learning Program, Birmingham, AL
- October 2015

Preschool, 3-4 year olds

Taught and adapted lessons for inclusion classroom and administered assessments
Assisted children with cognitive and physical disabilities

Vestavia West Elementary School, Birmingham, AL



2nd-3rd Special Education

Obtained valuable experience working with special needs students.
Designed and taught lessons to meet specific IEP benchmarks and goals.
Aided instruction for students with disabilities in reading, writing, and math.

John H. Phillips Academy, Birmingham, AL

March 2015

February -

3rd grade
Designed and taught whole group lessons in math and science based on standards.
Assisted the cooperating teacher in the classroom.
Farragut Primary School, Knoxville, TN


2nd grade
Taught mini lessons on comprehension and writing skills to a group of gifted students.
Assisted with reading group rotations and helped individual students with reading.

Trace Crossings Elementary School, Hoover, AL

- March 2014/2015


1st grade
Worked closely with the cooperating teacher to plan and implement lessons
Designed and taught creative lessons based on ALEX standards.
Developed action research plan and worked with a small group of students on reading fluency.
Assisted a student with writing and publishing an original story.
Obtained valuable experience working within a diverse classroom.

Work and Related Experience

Professional Nanny, Various Families, Birmingham, AL
2013 - present


Supervised elementary aged children, assisted with homework, and took to activities

Student Worker, Samford University Office of Admission

August 2013 - May 2015

Interacted with prospective students, answered phone, gave campus tours

and other miscellaneous office work

Server, Joes Crab Shack, Destin, FL

and 2014

Summer 2013

Took guest orders and answered questions, guided guests through menus,
entered orders on computer, and communicated to customers while serving
multiple tables at once

Volunteer Tutor, Cornerstone Schools of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

August 2012 - May 2013

Tutored a 3rd grade girl in math and reading each week

Camp Counselor, Camp Arrowwood, Sevierville, TN



Organized and supervised 15-20 girls ages 10-14 and led whole group discussion
and teaching on Bible readings

Howard Beeson Scholarship in Education
April 2014
Highest Academic Achievement as a Junior in Early Chld/Elem/Spec Education
Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Lambda Delta, Honor Societies
Fall 2012 Spring 2015
Deans List Academic Achievement, 6 semesters
Fall 2013 Spring 2015

Secretary, KDP
Fall 2015 - Spring
Director of Membership, KDP
Fall 2014 Spring 2015
Philanthropy Chair, Chi Omega Zeta Zeta Chapter
2014 - Fall 2015
Organized fundraising events for chapter involving Samford and Community;
raised over $10,000
Connections Leader
Fall 2013 and
Fall 2014

Responsible for leading and mentoring a group of incoming freshmen

for the weekend
Member of Student Recruitment Team, Samford University
Spring 2015

Fall 2013 -

Professional Development/Skills
Alabama Reading Association Conference, Birmingham, AL
2014 and 2015
ESL Certification, Samford University
2014 and 2015
Presented Google Project at EdCamp, Trace Crossings Elementary School, Hoover, ALMay
Gifted Education Training, Samford University
2015 and Fall 2015
AMSTI Training, Samford University
Poverty Simulation, Samford University
Standardized Assessments: Administration of KTEA-II, K-SEALS, Vineland-II, and Denver II
Computer: Microsoft Word and Powerpoint, SmartBoard, Boardmaker

Overseas Experience
January - March
Volunteered at local preschool, taught English to local women,
and led slum kids ministry
January 2012
Child care worker for week-long conference