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Elizabeth Marie Blowers



Linkedin: /elizabeth-blowers-5036b264


New York State Initial Certification: Adolescence Education, French, grades 5-12


Certificate of University Teaching Syracuse University; Syracuse, NY Graduate School

April 2016


Master’s of Arts Candidate, Linguistic Studies

exp. May 2017

Syracuse University; Syracuse, NY College of Arts and Sciences; Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics Cumulative GPA 3.96; Distinguished Military Scholar

Master’s of Arts, French and Francophone Studies Syracuse University; Syracuse, NY College of Arts and Sciences; Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics Cumulative GPA 3.89

May 2016

Bachelor’s of French and Adolescence Education Saint John Fisher College; Rochester, NY Ralph C. Wilson Jr. School of Education; NCATE Accredited Cumulative GPA 3.54; French GPA 3.74

May 2013

Intensive French Language Program, Level B2+ Université Stendhal Grenoble 3; Grenoble, France Saint John Fisher College Affiliated Foreign Study Cumulative GPA 4.0

Spring 2011


Outstanding MA Candidate, French

Saint John Fisher College Dean’s List

April 2016


Syracuse University; Syracuse, NY

College of Arts and Sciences; Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013

Alpha Mu Gamma; Eta Chi Chapter National Collegiate Foreign Language Honors Society


Syracuse University, Linguistics Master’s Thesis

exp. May 2017

“The Linguistically and Culturally Adept Officer: A Study of USACC’s Culture and Language Initiative Programs and Their Future Effect on the Army Officer Corps” My study focuses on two language and culture-intensive training programs for Army ROTC Cadets across the U.S., and how these programs will have a positive effect on the Army Officer corps - both on an individual level and in regard to overall mission success. I have conducted research and interviews pertaining to the history of the programs, and have qualitative and quantitative data from past participants regarding their experiences. My hope is to promote further language and culture training across the force at large, particularly for Officers, in drawing attention to its benefits and efficacy.

Syracuse University, French Master’s Dossier

“Des choix lexicaux comme procédé rhétorique dans trois textes francophones” The French Master’s dossier is a compilation of three papers you have written and revised over your two years in the program. The papers have a guiding principle

May 2016

References available upon request.

Elizabeth Marie Blowers



Linkedin: /elizabeth-blowers-5036b264

throughout them that is explained in the introduction to the dossier. My study considers authorial word choice in a variety of Francophone texts as a rhetorical device used by authors to control their readers’ perception of the text. My 55-page dossier was defended to and accepted by a committee of French professors in completion of my French Master’s degree.


Syracuse University, French Teaching Assistant

August 2014 – Present


French II and III Lead Instructor

August 2015 – December 2016

I have taught French II (FRE 102, 3 semesters), French III (FRE 201, 2 semesters), French IV (1 semester) and Intermediate French Conversation (FRE 210, 3 semesters) while at SU. I work 20 hours/week preparing, implementing and

evaluating the effectiveness of lesson plans for groups of 10 to 20 students. I work collaboratively on a team to constantly improve our program, and to promote program growth within and outside of the department. Over the past academic year,

I have served as the Lead Instructor for French II and III, coordinating with the

French Language Coordinator, TAs and Part-time instructors to design assessments that meet our learning objectives for the course.

Syracuse University, French Part-time Instructor

I designed a 6-week intensive version of French II to be co-taught by myself and

another instructor during Summer Session II. I taught two days a week for 2.5 hours

a day to a class of two students at varying levels of proficiency in French. I was fully

responsibly for lesson

my co-instructor to ensure all course targets were being met.

July-August 2015

development and assessment, and collaborated daily with

Lycée et Collège Kléber, English Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistantship Program in France; Strasbourg, France

I created and executed lesson plans for groups of 4-20 students on a weekly basis. I collaborated with the English department to monitor student progress and develop shared goals and benchmarks. I evaluated terminale students individually using the BAC Oral Proficiency Rubric and provided regular feedback to teachers on individual and group performance.

October 2013-April 2014

Wilson Foundation Academy, Student Teacher, Rochester, NY

I prepared and implemented engaging lesson plans at the 7 th and 8 th grade levels in

French while co-teaching 6 th grade introductory courses in Spanish and French. I attended department, specialty and school-wide meetings including professional development seminars for LOTE and TESOL teachers. I proved student progress

through analysis of student work and data. I differentiated lesson plans for students with Individualized Education Plans as well as disabled and gifted children. At WFA

I gained experience working in an urban middle school setting as well as a newly approved International Baccalaureate Program.

Spring 2013

Fairport Senior High School, Student Teacher, Rochester, NY

I developed and carried out standards-based lesson plans for honors and non-

honors French 3 and 4 (sophomores and juniors) students. I utilized innovative technologies to increase student achievement and reflected upon each lesson plan with the guidance of a seasoned foreign language teacher. I read and analyzed all of Le Petit Prince with French 4 honors and non-honors students, differentiating the lesson plans between the classes. I gained practical experience in a suburban high- school setting at FHS while participating in a lively and tradition-driven district.

Spring 2013

References available upon request.

Elizabeth Marie Blowers



Linkedin: /elizabeth-blowers-5036b264



Reserve Officer Training Corps, Syracuse University, Cadet

I train on a daily basis with the Syracuse University Stalwart Battalion to gain leadership experience and develop physical fitness in preparation for military service as a US Army Second Lieutenant upon commissioning in May 2017. I am always responsible for groups of 4 up to 80 cadets, and receive regular feedback on ways to improve my leadership skills and thus better myself and my subordinates. I have brought innovation to my position through goal-setting exercises to drive cadets to have attainable short and long-term goals to work towards. I have been recognized with awards and high-ranking leadership positions for my work ethic and desire to better our organization. I ranky in the top 10% nationally of all Army ROTC Cadets and will graduate as a Distinguished Military Scholar into the Active Duty force as a Military Intelligence Officer.

August 2014-Present

Saint John Fisher College, Academic Services, French Tutor


Utica College, Academic Services, French Tutor


I tutored students in 100-300 level French courses offered at the university. I employed time management skills to design and maintain my own tutoring schedule with 1-5 students a semester. I facilitated and instructed individual and group study sessions, and assessed progress towards individualized academic goals for each student.

References available upon request.