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Katie Toler

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1616 A 29 Court South Homewood, AL 35209
(901) 791-1096 mtoler@samford.edu
E-portfolio: http://katietoler.weebly.com
EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Education, Samford University, Birmingham, AL
May 2017
Major: Early Childhood Education / Early Childhood Special Education / Elementary Education /
Elementary Collaborative (Preschool-6th Grade), Class B Certification
GPA: 3.5

STUDENT TEACHING
Vestavia Central, Vestavia Hills, AL
Spring 2017
Suburban School, 4th Grade
Developed and taught a 5 day unit on narrative writing.
Performed a 10 day total teach where I assumed all classroom responsibilities, planning,
and executing.
Initiated an action research project on differentiation in instruction.
Edgewood Elementary School, Homewood, AL
Spring 2017
Suburban School, 3rd Grade
Continued action research on differentiation.
Taught for 5 consecutive days where I assumed all classroom responsibilities.
Leeds Primary, Leeds, AL
Spring 2017
Rural School, Preschool
TBA

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Mitchells Place, Pelham, AL
Fall 2016
Special Services School, Preschool Inclusive classroom
Taught individual IEP lessons on counting and letter sounds.
Implemented a pre/posttest intervention plan.
Rocky Ridge Elementary School, Homewood, AL
Fall 2016
Suburban School, K-1st Special Education
Taught individual IEP lessons on sight words and reading fluency.
Completed an IEP in SETS.
Created and implemented a social story.
Oak Mountain Middle School, Vestavia Hills, AL
Fall 2016
Suburban School, 6th grade Special Education
Taught whole group lessons on pre-algebra skills and vocabulary words.
Administered QRI.
Implemented a behavior change project with the use of functional behavior analysis.
New Hope Christian Academy, Memphis, TN
January 2016
Urban School, 5th Grade
Assisted with lessons, rotations, and small group instruction.
Taught a lesson on small group reading comprehension.
Cornerstone Elementary School, Birmingham, AL
Spring 2016
Urban School, 5th Grade
Taught a whole group lesson on Shakespeares Othello
Taught a small group lesson on inferences
Trace Crossings Elementary School, Hoover, AL
Fall 2015-Spring 2016
Suburban School, Preschool Special Education
Served in morning intervention program for 3rd-4th grade.
Taught lessons on letter recognition, phonics, and patterns.
Initiated an action research project on fluency with letter recognition.
Operated in a Professional Learning Community with my peers to plan lessons, complete
projects, and work collaboratively to better improve student learning.
Dogwood Elementary School, Germantown, TN
August 2015
Suburban School, 5th Grade
Observed a full first day of school.
Cherokee Bend Elementary School, Mountain Brook, AL
Spring 2015
Suburban School, Kindergarten
Assisted individuals with reading and writing sight words.
Tarrant Elementary School, Birmingham, AL
Spring 2015
Urban School, 1st grade
Assisted with rotations, sight words, reading and numbers.
Brookville Elementary School, Brookvillle, AL
Spring 2015
Rural School, Kindergarten
Assisted with rotations, math instruction, and spelling words.

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Mosaic Birmingham, Child Care, Birmingham, AL
2015 Present
Worked in the nursery with children ages 1-12 during Sunday worship,
Provided weekly childcare in familys homes during their small group.
NorthStar Tutoring, Tutor, Birmingham, AL
2013-2014
Helped at-risk students with homework in grades K-5 on a weekly basis.
Choose to Invest, Missions Intern, East Africa
Summer 2016
Developed and taught curriculum in 6 different schools around East Africa.
Provided spiritual development for community members, churches, and students.

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE
Chi Omega Sorority, New Member Educator, Samford University
2015, 2016
Led weekly meetings for new members, planned events, and taught the chapters
curriculum.
Communicated with chapter members and committees via meetings, email, and social
media.
Managed $5,000+ annual budget.
Youth Ministry, Middle School Girls Intern, Hope Church
Summer 2013-2015
Fostered relationships with 30+ students, led weekly small group meetings, and taught
whole group monthly.
Planned events, maintained a budget, and coordinated with other staff members.
Maintained ongoing communication with students and parents via phone, email, and
website updates.

COLLEGATE HONORS
Samford University Leadership and Academic Scholar
Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society, Member
Deans List

SKILLS/ADDITIONAL TRAINING
Computer: Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, SmartBoard, Google Drive, and Boardmaker.
Special Education Awareness Training
Alabama Reading Institute Training: Reading strategies and interventions for the early childhood
classroom
Gifted Education Training: Differentiation for gifted students in the K-6 classroom
Standardized Assessment: Practice administering K-SEALS, KTEA, Denver II, and VABS-II
ELL Training: Strategies for how to differentiate for ELL students K-6
IEP Training with Jefferson County: Jefferson County seminar for how to write an IEP and report
an IEP in SETS

CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
Study Abroad: London, England
January 2015