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RICHELLE SAALFELD

733 N. 17th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508 | richelle.saalfeld@gmail.com | 402-418-2872

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN, LINCOLN, NE


SECONDARY ENGLISH EDUCATIONGPA: 3.68

Provisionally endorsed in English Language Learners (ELL) education, member of honor fraternities Pi Lambda
Theta (March 2016-Present) and Sigma Alpha Pi (August 2016-Present), Deans List (Spring 2015, Fall 2015,
Spring 2016), member of Shakespeare Club (2015), Creative Writing Club (2015), and Scarlet Guard (2013),
involved in Campus Activities including The Big Event (2014) and Dance Marathon (2014)
CRETE HIGH SCHOOL, CRETE, NE
GENERAL EDUCATIONGPA: 3.98

Earned Academic Letter (2009-2013), National Honor Society, Vice President of Future Business Leaders of
America
RELEVANT
WORK
EXPERIENCE

TEACHERS ASSISTANT BLUE RIVER FAMILY CENTER


MAY 2015 TO PRESENT

Work in classrooms alongside licensed teacher, plan activities for students, and communicate with parents about
students performance. Also work desk when needed. Desk duties include answering phones,
filing/copying/distributing paperwork for teachers and parents, and assisting parents
FINANCIALAID PEER ADVISOR OFFICE OF SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID
FEBRUARY 2016 TO PRESENT

Assist students and parents with general financial aid questions, scan and image documents to student accounts,
answer phones, and assist with other office projects including faxing and other desk duties

ACADEMIC
INVOLVMENT

Observation PracticumFall 2014


Observed a 10th grade English classroom at Lincoln High School with Samantha Woog and assisted students on
individual basis when content was too difficult or were frequently missing class, did a mini-lesson over citations and
works cited pages
Nebraska Writers ProjectFall 2015
Collaborated with three Nebraska schools from multiple districts to encourage and workshop writing among students
Group Reading and Instruction PartnershipFall 2015
Co-lead a reading group of 10th grade students from Lincoln North Star High School and guided Socratic discussion
over Perks of Being a Wallflower in collaboration with a reading assistance course
Mini UnitFall 2015
Co-created a 5-day mini-unit over the importance of relevant and pop culture in English instruction to increase intrinsic
motivation among students
Collaborative Co-TeachSpring 2016
Co-designed a 3-day lesson plan covering The Secret Life of Bees with emphasis on themes including race and
community
ELL PracticumSpring 2016
Observed and assisted in a Level I ELL English course at Park Middle School with Tricia Raemaekers, offered one-onone assistance, and attended UNL ELL Day with class
Pair TeachingSpring 2016
Co-designed an 8 week unit integrating young adult and canonic literature over Lord of the Flies and The Hunger
Games with an emphasis on social structure and the lack of structure. Includes research-based justification, informal
and formal assessments to meet standards, a letter to parents, and multiple supplemental resources
Honors PracticumFall 2016 (Present)
Observing and facilitating lessons and units in a 9th grade honors English class alongside William Dimon at Lincoln
East High School. Currently co-planning a unit over memoir with emphasis on genre and style

REFERENCES

Julie Behrens | jbehrens@bvca.net | 402-826-4216


Sarah Standley | sarah.standley@unl.edu | 402-472-2030
Lauren Gatti | lgatti2@unl.edu | 402-472-6385
Jessica Masterson | jessica.masterson@unl.edu | 808-683-2758