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Evelyn Duniecki

(815) 823-3872 14260 Schaeffer Court, Lockport, IL 60441 QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY Certified K-9 teacher with a math endorsement with a strong preference to teach Middle School. EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS M.Ed. in Urban Teaching National Louis University, Chicago B.A. in Education University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Illinois Initial Type 03 Elementary Certification

June 2013 (Anticipated) May 2009 May 2009

WORK EXPERIENCE Chicago Teacher Residency June 2012-Present AUSL Resident Trained under supervision of mentor teacher Administered MAP assessments and utilized the data to guide planning and grouping Collaborated effectively as a departmentalized team member Used data to structure small groups and differentiate instruction Executed Behavior Management Cycle using Signature Strategies such as 100%, No Opt Out, and Strong Voice Designed and delivered lesson plans to three sections of 7th grade students Designed and delivered Social Studies lesson plans to homeroom students Peace Corps, The Gambia, West Africa June 2009-July 2011 Primary Teacher Trainer Co-taught mathematics in grades 7-9 Mentored teacher trainees on instructional strategies and management Established new libraries at two elementary schools and trained teachers to manage library systems Organized and implemented student tutoring program for middle school students Facilitated cultural integration of Peace Corps education trainees in rural schools and communities Shields Elementary School, Chicago, IL September 2008-March 2009 Student Teacher Provided math and language arts lessons in accordance to student needs Contributed to grade level meetings regarding improvements to curricular materials and assessments Tutored students outside of school hours Structured a Pen Pal program with another 6th grade classroom from Dvorak Elementary Planned instructional activities to assist struggling students John C. Dore Elementary School, Chicago, IL Student Teacher Guided cooperative learning activities focused on mathematics and reading Collaborated in curriculum development with department staff Differentiated instruction to accommodate students with learning disabilities KinderCare Learning Centers, Lemont, IL Teacher Instructed preschoolers-3rd graders in elementary mathematics and reading Taught phonics to students with learning disabilities Trained incoming teachers to create and implement student-centered lessons Supervised summer programs that incorporated kinesthetic learning activities SKILLS Adaptable to a range of learning environments and developing communities Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point Fluent in Polish November 2007- March 2008

October 2005- June 2009

Evelyn Duniecki
(815) 823-3872 14260 Schaeffer Court, Lockport, IL 60441

February 11, 2013 Dear Principal, As Galileo once said, We cannot teach people anything; we can only help them discover it within themselves. From Peace Corps to the Chicago Teaching Residency (CTR), I have evolved personally and professionally while working with students who possess diverse needs and cultural backgrounds. In joining the Peace Corps I had one goal in mind: I wanted to experience another educational system because I believe that through comparison, one gains a deeper understanding of the context at hand. After two years of working in over ten schools in West Africa, I learned that adaptability, consistency, and collaboration are universal principles of education. My experiences in the Peace Corps enabled me to creatively tailor and deliver lesson plans for students with various learning needs at Bradwell School of Excellence. As I capitalized on various opportunities to learn about my students through journals and conversations, I was able to better differentiate my lessons. During my residency, I was also able develop as an educator through my use of the BMC, rotating learning centers, and Signature Strategies. As an AUSL resident, I have also had the fortune of working with a mentor that has brought insight into my instruction through constant feedback and communication. Along with these experiences, I have also: Administered MAP assessments and utilized data to guide planning and grouping Used data to structure small groups and differentiate instruction Designed and delivered lesson plans to three sections of 7th grade students Collaborated with colleagues around planning and best practices Enhanced and maintained a positive and safe classroom environment Communicated with families around student growth

Currently, I am seeking the opportunity to join your AUSL school team. I feel as though the skills and experiences I have gained through teaching in CPS and West Africa make me a valuable asset to your school and its community. Thank you for your time, and I welcome the opportunity to speak with you in order to further discuss my qualifications.


Evelyn Duniecki