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Rebecca A.

Farquhar

866 Bryon Street
Plymouth, MI 48170
Phone: (517) 388-1933
Email: farquh13@msu.edu


Professional Objective
Obtain a Social Studies secondary education teaching position. I aspire to demonstrate my passion for student
achievement, growth, and success. In addition to assisting academic student groups in furthering their
knowledge, I would also like to be involved in extra-curricular activities with the students.


Teaching Experience
Seventh Grade Social Studies Teacher & Sixth Grade Computer Teacher
Madison Middle School, Adrian, MI August 2013 Present

Curriculum:
7
th
grade World History
6
th
grade Computer Technology

Activities, instructions, and lessons:
Created a classroom environment using differentiated learning to meet individual students needs
Incorporated technology in my teaching by using class iPads, Splice, Show Me, Edmodo, Weebly
and other technology resources
Implemented weekly e-mails to collaborate with students parents/guardians
Designed a classroom to meet the needs of both general education students and students with
Individualized Education Programs
Implemented a Social Studies Binder requirement teaching students organization

Internship Teaching through Michigan State University
Holt Senior High School and Holt Ninth Grade Campus, Holt, MI August 2012- April 2013

Curriculum:
11
th
grade American Government
9
th
grade United States History

Activities, instructions, and lessons:
Principles of Government
2012 Election Unit
Three Branches of U.S Government Unit
Citizenship & Responsibility
Designed a classroom website, which included unit assignments, class PowerPoints, online
discussion page


Holt High School and Holt Ninth Grade Campus (Continued)

Additional internship activities & major accomplishments at Holt High School:
Planned and organized a discussion session with the students district State Representative
Participated in and attended professional development each week
Participated in Challenge Day as an Adult Leader
Observed and shared ideas with teachers from other disciplines in the school
Led spring conferences
Designed an Around The World Cold War review activity that engaged 100% student
participation


Pre-Internship Field Experience through Michigan State University
Field Placement at Gardner Middle School, Lansing, MI October 2011 April 2012

Curriculum:
8
th
grade United States History

Field Placement experience involved 4 hrs/week:
Observed and wrote reflections on classroom management, lessons, and instructional strategies
Collaborated with my mentor teacher, colleagues, MSU teachers, and special education support
staff to design an Underground Railroad lesson for special education students
Worked individually with students outside of the classroom


Field Placement at Everett High School, Lansing, MI January 2010 April 2010

Curriculum:
English

Field Placement experience involved 2-4 hrs/week:
Tutored at-risk students in an English classroom


Marble Elementary School, East Lansing, MI September 2008 December 2008

Curriculum:
Kindergarten Classroom

Field Placement experience involved 2-4 hrs/week:
Active member in the classroom working and helping students with various content assignments
Recess Aid
Supervised student activities in physical education, art classes, and music classes

Leadership, Membership and Volunteer Experience
Girls on Track Coach, Present
Chaperoned Madison Middle School dances
American Heart Association Certification for Adult & Child First Aid, CPR, and AED
Holt Challenge Day January 17, 2013
Leadership, Membership and Volunteer Experience (Continued)

Phi Alpha Theta National History Honorary, Member
Gamma Phi Beta Philanthropy Chair, January 2010 December 2010
Red Cedar Elementary School: assisted in classrooms and read to students
Participated in & raised money for Relay for Life
Raised money for Campfire U.S.A through organizing benefits
Gamma Phi Beta, Member, Fall 2007 December 2010


Certification
State of Michigan Secondary Provisional Teaching Certificate May 29, 2013

Social Studies (RX), 6 12
History (CC), 6 12
Geography (CB), 6 12

Education
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI August 2012- April 2013


Post-Bachelor Teaching Certificate, College of Education
Teaching Certification for Secondary Education for the State of Michigan Preparation Program
Highly qualified to teach the following disciplines: Geography (CB), History (CC), and Social Studies (RX).

24 Graduate Credits Completed, Cumulative GPA: 4.0
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI May 2012

College of Social Science, Bachelor of Arts Degree History
Major: History
Minor: Geography
RX Endorsement in Social Studies
Cumulative GPA: 3.4906




References Available Upon Request