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Shakopee School District Online Application

Elton, Kevin - SC: 40% | TC: 21% - AppNo: 11221

Date Submitted: 7/18/2016

Personal Data

Name:

Kevin

Elton

(First)

(Middle Initial)

(Last)

Other name(s) under which transcripts, certificates, and former applications may be listed:

Other:

 

(First)

(Middle Initial)

(Last)

Email Address:

kjelton@gmail.com

Postal Address

Permanent Address Number & Street:

205 Dale ST SW

Present Address Number & Street:

Apt. Number:

Apt. Number:

City:

Hutchinson MN

City:

State/Province:

State/Province:

Zip/Postal Code:

55350

Zip/Postal Code:

Country:

United States of America (218) 790-4748 (218) 790-4748

Country:

Daytime Phone:

Phone Number:

Home/Cell Phone:

Employment Desired

Closed Vacancy Desired:

Date Last

Experience in

Submitted

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Experience

Please list ALL relevant work experience beginning with the most recent.

Current or Most Recent Position

Employer Contact Information

Supervisor/Reference Contact Information

New Century Academy Math Teacher, Technology Coordinator, Assessment Coordinator

1000 5th Ave SE Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 234-3660 x2054

Jason Becker (320) 234-3660 x2042 jason.becker@newcenturyacademy.com

Date From - Date To:

08/2014 - 06/2016

Full or Part Time:

Full

Last Annual

45000

Salary:

Reason for

Would like to return to a traditional school system and relocate closer to our extended family.

 

Leaving:

Responsibilities/ Accomplishments at this Position

Developed curriculum, assessments, and interventions for students in Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Precalculus, Trigonometry, and Technical Math. Analyzed assessment data to guide development of a school-wide intervention plan. Develop and guide students through academic interventions as designed by the Student Achievement Team. Provide technology support for all staff, focusing on troubleshooting problems and instructional strategies. Developed instructional growth plans through peer observations.

Shakopee School District Online Application

Elton, Kevin - SC: 40% | TC: 21% - AppNo: 11221

Date Submitted: 7/18/2016

Experience Continued

Previous Position Held

Employer Contact Information

Supervisor/Reference Contact Information

Grandview Middle School 7th Grade Math

1881

Commerce BLVD

Christy Zachow (952) 491-8301

 

Hutchinson, MN 55350

 
 

952-491-8300

keeleyc@westonka.k12.mn.us

Date From - Date To:

09/2013 - 06/2014

Full or Part Time:

Full

Last Annual

42000

Salary:

Reason for

Position lost due to budget cuts and a teacher returning from childcare leave.

 

Leaving:

Responsibilities/ Accomplishments at this Position

Planned, developed and implemented lessons and activities for 7th grade students in Algebra 1 and Pre-Algebra. Integrated laptop activities to create interesting lessons for informal assessment.

Supervised 7th graders at Math Day at the Zoo, and prepared Algebra 1 students to present at stations. Member of Celebrations Committee, which recognizes students for good citizenship and other achievements. Participated in

 

Professional Learning Communities. Successful coaching experience with JV Girls

Basketball.

Previous Position Held

Employer Contact Information

Supervisor/Reference Contact Information

Becker High School Mathematics Teacher

12000 Hancock ST Becker, MN 55308 (763) 261-4501

 

Sandy Logrono (763) 219-6524

slogrono@becker.k12.mn.us

Date From - Date To:

08/2012 - 06/2013

Full or Part Time:

Full

Last Annual

40,672

Salary:

Reason for

Position was reduced to .67 FTE. Needed full-time to financially support family.

 

Leaving:

Responsibilities/ Accomplishments at this Position

Effectively led classroom instruction using iPad technology. Leader in developing a "flipped" classroom model. Created an iTunesU course to store notes and video lessons to extend my classroom to the students outside of school. Gained knowledge about my teaching and classroom management through study of Marzano’s Instructional Framework. Collaborated with math department to create an MCA Prep iTunes U course which included video lessons and practice tests. Actively participated in weekly Professional Learning Communities.

Previous Position Held

Employer Contact Information

Supervisor/Reference Contact Information

Hutchinson High School ISD #423 Mathematics Teacher

1200

Roberts Road

 

Hutchinson, MN 55350 (320) 587-2151

 

Patrick Walsh (320) 587-2151

pat.walsh@hutch.k12.mn.us

Date From - Date To:

08/2011 - 06/2012

Full or Part Time:

Full

Last Annual

34774

Salary:

Reason for

Position cut in budget reductions.

 

Leaving:

Responsibilities/ Accomplishments at this Position

Planned, created, and implemented lessons in Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 to students in grades 9-12. Broadened student access of notes and assignments through use of MOODLE. Increased parent involvement in students’ academics through email and phone conversations. Monitored student progress through the use of Accelerated Math software. Successful coaching experience with 9th grade boys basketball.

Shakopee School District Online Application

Elton, Kevin - SC: 40% | TC: 21% - AppNo: 11221

Date Submitted: 7/18/2016

Experience Continued

Previous Position Held

Employer Contact Information

Supervisor/Reference Contact Information

Norman County East School District #2215 Mathematics Teacher

408 Main Ave. West Twin Valley, MN 56584 (218) 584-5151

Mark Lundin (320) 808-4566

markl@nce.k12.mn.us

Date From - Date To:

01/2009 - 06/2011

Full or Part Time:

Full

Last Annual

32000

Salary:

Reason for

My wife and I were both hired to teach in Hutchinson, MN. Best decision for family at that time.

Leaving:

Responsibilities/ Accomplishments at this Position

Planned, created, and implemented lessons to students in 7th grade math, 8th grade math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Calculus (1 semester) and Statistics (1 semester). Used SMART Board Technology and a SMART Interactive Response System to create lessons that are engaging and motivating for students. Led multiple staff training sessions for SMART Board and SMART Response system. Used Geogebra (free online geometry software) to create lessons that aid in the instruction of linear algebra. Studied testing data to identify weaknesses of students and adjusted lessons to meet the needs of the students. Assisted the Principal in the operation of the school store. Completed successful coaching experiences in Jr. High boys, 9th grade boys, and junior varsity girls basketball.

Student Teaching

No student teaching information was entered.

Education

Please tell us about your educational background beginning with the most recent.

High School Attended:

Graduation Status:

Hawley High School H.S. Diploma

 

Colleges, Universities and Technical Schools Attended:

 

Name and location

Dates Attended:

Major area of study and number of semester hours

Minor area of study and number of semester hours

Degree

Date Conferred or Expected

From - To

MN - Concordia College Moorhead

09/2004

Math Education,

Hrs:

Bachelor of

12/2008

12/2008

Business

Arts

 

Hrs:

MN - Concordia

03/2013

Educational

Hrs:

Master of

02/2015

University

Saint Paul

02/2015

Leadership

Arts

 

Hrs: 30

MN - Hamline University

06/2015

K-12 Principal License Hrs: 20

Hrs:

Administrative 03/2016 License

 

12/9999

 

Undergraduate

Graduate

Overall GPA

3.2/4

3.9/4

Major GPA

2.8/4

/4

Highest Degree Attained

Number of graduate hours beyond your highest degree:

Grad Program Of Study

MA/MS/etc.

20

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership

List honors, awards or distinctions you have earned:

Shakopee School District Online Application

Elton, Kevin - SC: 40% | TC: 21% - AppNo: 11221

Date Submitted: 7/18/2016

Semester Hours

For the subject areas below in which you have 15 or more semester hours/credits, please indicate how many university semester hours/credits you have and/or if you are endorsed.

No Semester Hours Entered

Licensure

Do you hold a current Minnesota License? If no, have you applied for one? MN File Folder Number

Yes

No

445748

Type

Expiration Date

Active?

Status

Mathematics (5-8, 9-12)

06/30/2019

Yes

Current

Please list any other endorsements and/or verifications documented on your license(s):

Extracurricular Activities

Athletic

Basketball

Football

Golf

Athletic Basketball Football Golf

Please provide more details regarding your experience or interest in your selected extra curricular activities. For instance, provide details on any experience as a participant at the high school or college level or as a director, coach, supervisor, or sponsor.

I was a basketball coach for 3 years for Norman County East, 1 year for Hutchinson High School, and 1 year for Mound-Westonka. For

Norman County East I coached junior high boys in 2009, 9th grade boys in 2010, and junior varsity girls in 2011. I coached 9th grade boys in 2012 for Hutchinson and junior varsity girls basketball for Mound-Westonka in 2014. All five years my teams were successful in developing fundamentals, sportsmanship, and game management. I am also a basketball referee and have been certified through the MSHSL for 7 years (8 years officiating experience).

I also have a passion for golf. I played golf through high school (All-Conference, 2008) and for two years at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. I also was a volunteer assistant coach for the Hawley High School boys golf program for the 2005, 2006, and 2009 seasons.

Highly Qualified Teacher

* Have you previously obtained Highly Qualified status from a school district? If Yes, what type of school district considered you Highly Qualified?

Yes

K-12

For the subject areas below in which you meet the federal highly qualified standard, select the method used to meet the standard. Only select a method for those subjects in which you meet the federal highly qualified standard.

Subject Area

Method

Subject Area

Method

Mathematics

State Content Test/Praxis/NTE

   

Shakopee School District Online Application

Elton, Kevin - SC: 40% | TC: 21% - AppNo: 11221

Date Submitted: 7/18/2016

Statement

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1. Describe the skills or attributes you believe are necessary to be an outstanding teacher.

I believe the driving force behind an outstanding teacher is his or her passion for what they teach. Having a passion for teaching

involves continuing to learn and grow as a professional, which leads to a person becoming more efficient and effective. It also shows students that a person never stops learning; which can be a motivation to many students.

I believe having good classroom management skills is extremely important. Knowing how to work with the different learning styles of

students, maintaining an organized classroom, good use of transition time, being flexible, and creating an environment that is fun to learn in is what helps make students successful.

Having a vast amount of knowledge in the content you are teaching is also a necessary attribute of an outstanding teacher. If the teacher of the class doesn’t have confidence or mastery in the material being taught, or stumbles with the questions students ask, the teacher will lose the respect of the students in the class. This includes a good understanding of the purpose for learning a specific objective.

Finally, ability to connect with and relate to students is probably the most important attribute of an outstanding teacher. Students are all unique, and come from unique cultural backgrounds. Teachers that reach out to students as individuals, and get to know what makes the students unique, can create that environment of trust that students want to learn in.

2. How would you address a wide range of skills and abilities in your classroom?

To best meet the needs of my students, I must begin by getting to know them. This process begins prior to the school year, by breaking down data to learn about their level of understanding for different content, specifically reading and math. Then, once the school year begins, getting to know the students’ interests and family background will give me enough knowledge to build a professional relationship with each student. Once a relationship has been built, I can begin to understand the students learning needs, and meet them at their level with engaging information.

Rotating through different techniques such as effective questioning, SMART Board activities, activities with technology, activities with manipulatives, and direct instruction, will bring about change during the class. This helps refocus the students, and reach the different learning styles in the classroom. Most importantly, I treat each student as an individual and work with them in setting and achieving goals for my class. Then, I meet with students before, during, and after school to ensure that they are meeting their goals and making progress.

Language Skills

Do you know any language other than English? No

Shakopee School District Online Application

Elton, Kevin - SC: 40% | TC: 21% - AppNo: 11221

Date Submitted: 7/18/2016

Professional References

 

Reference 1

Reference 2

Name:

Jamison Erickson

Christy Zachow

School/Org:

New Century Academy

Grandview Middle School-Westonka

Current Position:

School Social Worker

Principal

Home Phone:

   

Cell Phone:

(320) 224-7750

(612) 685-4995

Work Phone:

 

(952) 491-8301

Mailing Address:

New Century Academy 1000 5th Ave SE Hutchinson, MN 55350

 

Email:

jamison.erickson@newcenturyacademy.com

zachowc@westonka.k12.mn.us

Relationship to Candidate:

Colleague

Former Supervisor

Years Known:

1

1

 

Reference 3

Reference 4

Name:

Josh Ihrke

Meghan Lhotka

School/Org:

Becker High School

Grandview Middle School

Current Position:

Math Teacher

Math Teacher

Home Phone:

   

Cell Phone:

(507) 360-7769

(612) 483-8357

Work Phone:

   

Mailing Address:

   

Email:

jihrke@isd726.org

 

Relationship to Candidate:

Peer Mentor-Colleague

Peer Mentor-Colleague

Years Known:

4

3

Additional Information

List any additional information which will help in determining your professional qualifications for a position.

determining your professional qualifications for a position. Referrals How did you hear about employment with us?

Referrals

How did you hear about employment with us?

Ed Post

Ed Post
Ed Post

Additional Info. (cont.)

Contract Status

* Are you currently under contract? If Yes, which district? If Yes, when does it expire? When may your present employer be contacted?

No

No
No
No

Professional Status

Shakopee School District Online Application

Elton, Kevin - SC: 40% | TC: 21% - AppNo: 11221

Date Submitted: 7/18/2016

Additional Info. (cont.) continued

*

Have you obtained tenure status in any other School District? If Yes, where? When?

Yes

Norman County East #2215

6/2011

Please indicate the number of years of teaching experience (not including substitute or student teaching)

3+ years

*

Have you ever been denied tenure?

No

If Yes, explain:

*

Have you ever had a teaching certificate or teaching license revoked or suspended?

No

If Yes, explain:

Have you ever failed to be rehired, been asked to resign a position, resigned to avoid termination, or terminated from employment?

*

No

If Yes, explain:

Are you a relative of any board member, administrator, or supervisor who is currently serving the School District? Name:

*

No

 

Position:

 

Relationship:

 

Can you perform all the essential job function(s) of the position(s) for which you are applying, with or without reasonable accommodation?

*

Yes

List any accommodations:

accommodation? * Yes List any accommodations: Va Status If you are a veteran, or the spouse

Va Status

If you are a veteran, or the spouse of a deceased or disabled veteran, and are applying for a position and wish to claim Veteran’s preference, you must attach a legible photo copy of your DD214 to this application. Please check if applicable: I am am not attaching a DD214 copy to verify my veteran’s status. If your claim is approved, five or ten additional points will be added to your final passing score.

Shakopee School District Online Application

Elton, Kevin - SC: 40% | TC: 21% - AppNo: 11221

Date Submitted: 7/18/2016

Va Status continued

No

Legal Information

Please note: Applicants are not obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records.

* Are you eligible to work in the United States?

Yes

* Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense other than a minor traffic violation?

If yes, explain, giving dates:

No

a minor traffic violation? If yes, explain, giving dates: No Please Note: A conviction will not

Please Note: A conviction will not necessarily bar you from employment. Facts, such as date of occurrence and rehabilitation will be considered. This information will be used only for job-related purposes and only to the extent permitted by applicable law.

*

Have you ever had any indicated finding of child abuse filed in your name?

No

If yes, explain, giving dates:

 

*

Does your name appear on any Sex Offender Database in any state or country?

No

Equal Opportunity Employer

Shakopee School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Shakopee School District ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. Shakopee School District has a policy of active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and non-certified employees. Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the Department of Human Resources.

Applicant’s Acknowledgment and Agreement

By checking the box below, candidate authorizes the school district to conduct an investigation of candidate pursuant to The School Code to determine whether candidate has been convicted of any criminal or drug offenses as set forth in such statute, and, upon request, agrees to execute an investigation authorization form as a condition for candidate’s employment. The School Code also stipulates that the School District perform a check on the Statewide Sex Offender Database. Candidate may not be employed unless such investigations have been initiated.

I certify that the information given by me in this application is true in all respects, and I agree that if the information given is found to be false in any way, it shall be considered sufficient cause for denial of employment or discharge. I authorize the use of any information in the application to verify my statement, and I authorize past employers, all references and any other person to answer all questions asked concerning my ability, character, reputation, and previous employment record. I release all such persons from any liability or damages on account of having furnished such information.

Shakopee School District Online Application

Elton, Kevin - SC: 40% | TC: 21% - AppNo: 11221

Date Submitted: 7/18/2016

Applicant’s Acknowledgment and Agreement continued

I, Kevin Elton, agree to all of the terms above.

continued I, Kevin Elton, agree to all of the terms above. I agree Generated at 7/25/2016

I agree

Kevin J. Elton

205 Dale Street SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 kjelton@gmail.com Work: (320) 234-3660 ext: 2054 Cell: (218) 790-4748

To Whom It May Concern:

I am applying for the mathematics position for Shakopee Schools. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics Education, and a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership. With eight successful years teaching math in grades 7-12, I am confident my skills will be a great asset to your team.

In my eight years of teaching, I have taught all math courses offered in grades 7-12. I believe all students can learn, and build professional relationships with students to make sure I know how to best meet their needs. After getting to know my students, I can then use instructional technology to personalize their learning. In my career, I have used iPads and Chromebooks to engage students in learning. At Becker High School, I made use of the 1:1 iPad initiative by effectively implementing a flipped model classroom. At Becker High School and New Century Academy, I have used student response apps to gather data to adapt instruction, and Geogebra and Desmos apps to engage students in investigative learning to deepen understanding. I make use of these tools, along with teacher-led instruction, to provide the best learning opportunities for the diverse learners in my classes.

Since leaving Norman County East to take a position closer to my wife, budget reductions provided me the opportunity to gain experience in many different schools, both teaching and coaching. In each school, I have proven the ability to adapt quickly and make a positive impact on the learning environment. Attached you will find my résumé highlighting additional experiences that I believe will help me continue to be successful as a math teacher. Thank you for your time and consideration, I look forward to speaking with you.

Sincerely,

Kevin Elton
Kevin Elton

Kevin J. Elton

205 Dale Street SW Hutchinson, MN 55350 kjelton@gmail.com Cell: (218) 790-4748

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Eight successful years teaching 7-12 th grade mathematics Developed and implemented standards-based math curriculum for students in grades 7-12 Analyzed data from assessments to assist teachers in making data-based instructional decisions Proficient with instructional technology including experience in a 1:1 iPad environment Team Lead for math and science PLC focused on developing Learning Targets Developed professional growth plans using Marzano and Danielson Frameworks Coordinated NWEA, OLPA, and MCA assessments Coached teachers in instructional technology through role as Technology Coordinator Administered formative assessments using technology apps such as Socrative Developed school-wide intervention plan as a member of the Leadership Intervention Team Assisted in recruitment and hiring of teachers and paraprofessionals Mentor for new teachers

EDUCATION

2015-Present

Hamline University Administrative Licensure-Expected March 2017

St. Paul, MN

 

K-12 Principal Licensure

2013-2015

Concordia University-St. Paul Master of Arts Degree February 2015

St. Paul, MN

 

Educational Leadership

2004-2008

Concordia College-Moorhead Bachelor of Arts Degree December 2008

Moorhead, MN

CREDENTIALS

Majors: Math Education, Business

Minnesota Teaching License: 5-12 Mathematics S.T.E.A.M. Certified Teacher

PROFESIONAL EXPERIENCE

2014-Present

New Century Academy ISD #4093 Mathematics Teacher, Grades 7-12 District Assessment Coordinator Technology Coordinator

Hutchinson, MN

2013-2014

Grandview Middle School ISD #277 Mathematics Teacher, Grade 7

Mound, MN

2012-2013

Becker High School ISD #726 Mathematics Teacher, Grades 9-12

Becker, MN

2011-2012

Hutchinson High School ISD #423 Mathematics Teacher, Grades 9-12

Hutchinson, MN

2009-2011

Norman County East ISD #2215 Mathematics Teacher, Grades 7-12

Twin Valley, MN

COACHING EXPERIENCE

2013-2014

Mound-Westonka ISD #277, Assistant Girls Basketball Coach

2011-2012

Hutchinson High School ISD #423, 9 th Grade Boys Basketball Coach

2010-2011

Norman County East ISD #2215, Assistant Girls Basketball Coach

2009-2010

Norman County East ISD #2215, 9 th Grade Boys Basketball Coach

2008-2009

Norman County East ISD #2215, 7 th Grade Boys Basketball Coach

OTHER EXPERIENCE

2013-2015

St. Andrew Lutheran Church Youth Minister Grades 5-8

Eden Prairie, MN

2012-2014

Spirit in the Pines Church Camp Assistant Director

Hackensack, MN

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

 

Microsoft Office Suite Google Drive Social Media Instruction with iPads

Geometer’s Sketchpad TI-84 Graphing Calculators Geogebra Software

Smart Board Technology Interactive Smart Response System

HOBBIES

Play piano and guitar Sing Attend concerts, musicals, and plays Play golf Play basketball Referee basketball Attend sporting events Travel Read Play board games with family and friends

Shakopee School District Online Application

Severson, Heidi - SC: 69% | TC: 6% - AppNo: 5857

Date Submitted: 7/12/2016

Personal Data

Name:

Mrs.

(Title)

Heidi

(First)

L

(Middle Initial)

Severson

(Last)

Other name(s) under which transcripts, certificates, and former applications may be listed:

Other:

Email Address:

Postal Address

Miss

(Title)

Heidi

(First)

hlseverson67@aol.com

L

(Middle Initial)

Shifler

(Last)

Permanent Address Number & Street:

16367 Java Lane

Present Address Number & Street:

Apt. Number:

Apt. Number:

City:

Lakeville

City:

State/Province:

MN

State/Province:

Zip/Postal Code:

55044

Zip/Postal Code:

Country:

United States of America

Country:

Daytime Phone:

(952) 892-7363

Phone Number:

Home/Cell Phone:

(410) 259-4054

Employment Desired

Closed Vacancy Desired:

Date Last

Experience in

Submitted

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Secondary Teaching gr 6 -12: Teacher, Math at Shakopee Senior High School

7/12/2016

years

Position Desired:

Experience in

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Secondary Teaching gr 6 -12

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Experience

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Current or Most Recent Position

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Supervisor/Reference Contact Information

Edina Realty Title Title Processor

 

6800 France Ave S Edina, MN 55435

 

Debra Stumne

952-928-5228

 

952-928-5181

debstumne@edinarealty.com

Date From - Date To:

07/2013 - 01/2016

Full or Part Time:

Full

Last Annual

37000

Salary:

Reason for

Pursue employment in career

 

Leaving:

Responsibilities/ Accomplishments at this Position

Prepare files for title closing of homes. Order, examine, and satisfy title commitments. Obtain satisfactions of mortgage and loan payoffs. Prepare, submit for approval to lenders, and send HUD settlement statements to realtors, closers, buyers and sellers. Assist the closer in all aspects of the title business. Maintain office through use of phones, faxes, copiers, computers, and customer service. Utilize SoftPro title software through Citrix programming. Prepare title registers, cut and deposit checks, and utilize courier services.

Shakopee School District Online Application

Severson, Heidi - SC: 69% | TC: 6% - AppNo: 5857

Date Submitted: 7/12/2016

Experience Continued

Previous Position Held

Employer Contact Information

Supervisor/Reference Contact Information

Grace United Methodist Church Administrator

15309 Maple Island Road Burnsville, MN 55306

Pastor Kevin Schill

952-435-5696

 

952-435-5696

kevinschill@hotmail.com

Date From - Date To:

10/2011 - 07/2012

Full or Part Time:

Part

Last Annual

$13/hour

Salary:

Reason for

Full time employment

Leaving:

Responsibilities/ Accomplishments at this Position

Manage all aspects of the church office including answering phones and emails, greeting guests, keeping calendar of events, coordinating maintenance and rental of the building, and assisting the pastor. Publish and edit weekly bulletins and monthly newsletters. Update and utilize church software to keep directory and attendance. Teach volunteers new use of office technology. Organize church sponsored activities, shared interest groups, and district, regional, and national communications. Volunteer chair of the technology committee.

Previous Position Held

Employer Contact Information

Supervisor/Reference Contact Information

Shakopee Summer School Geometry Teacher

100 17th Avenue West Shakopee, MN 55379

 

Candy Moffitt

952-210-1510

 

952-496-5152

cmoffitt@shakopee.k12.mn.us

Date From - Date To:

07/2011 - 07/2011

Full or Part Time:

Full

Last Annual

$2320

Salary:

Reason for

Fulfilled Summer School Contract

 

Leaving:

 

Responsibilities/ Accomplishments at this Position

Responsible for all aspects of teaching, including students in grades eight through 12, special education, reoccurring credit, honors, and college-bound. Developed, delivered, and assessed condensed summer curriculum, tutoring, and remediation. Communicated regularly with administration, colleagues, and parents on progress of students.

Previous Position Held

Employer Contact Information

Supervisor/Reference Contact Information

Woodbury High School Long Term Substitute Mathematics Teacher

2665 Woodlane Drive Woodbury, MN 55125

 

Craig Wisdorf

651-768-4439

 

651-768-4400

cwisdorf@sowashco.k12.mn.us

Date From - Date To:

11/2010 - 02/2011

Full or Part Time:

Sub

Last Annual

 

Salary:

Reason for

Completed long term substitute contract.

 

Leaving:

Responsibilities/ Accomplishments at this Position

Fulfilled all aspects of classroom mathematics teacher as a long term substitute for Brenda Fesenmaier.

Shakopee School District Online Application

Severson, Heidi - SC: 69% | TC: 6% - AppNo: 5857

Date Submitted: 7/12/2016

Experience Continued

Previous Position Held

Employer Contact Information

Supervisor/Reference Contact Information

Shakopee High School Long Term Substitute Mathematics Teacher

100

17th Avenue West

Barbara McNulty

Shakopee, MN 55379

 

952-496-5159

 

952-496-5152

bmcnulty@shakopee.k12.mn.us

Date From - Date To:

09/2010 - 11/2010

Full or Part Time:

Sub

Last Annual

$9,992.22

Salary:

Reason for

Completed long term substitute contract.

 

Leaving:

Responsibilities/ Accomplishments at this Position

Fulfilled all aspects of classroom mathematics teacher as a long term substitute for Kristi Hanson.

Previous Position Held

Employer Contact Information

Supervisor/Reference Contact Information

ISD 194 - Lakeville North High School Mathematics Teacher

19600 Ipava Avenue West Lakeville, MN 55044

Peter Tyma 952-232-3600 X6798

952-232-3600

pjtyma@isd194.k12.mn.us

Date From - Date To:

08/2009 - 06/2010

Full or Part Time:

Full

Last Annual

44,725

Salary:

Reason for

Layoff

Leaving:

Responsibilities/ Accomplishments at this Position

Responsible for all aspects of teaching grade 10 Geometry and grade 12 Fundamentals of College Math. Member of North Learning Team, Technology Integration and Social & Wellness Committees. Proficient in the use of Infinite Campus, FirstClass, PowerPoint, LCD, all classroom TI graphing calculators, PC, and MacIntosh computers. Prepared and proctored students in the MCA II. Worked within two PLC’s and Danielson Frameworks. Worked in curriculum development for Fundamentals. Provided accomodations and attended IEP meetings for Special Education students. Communication and collaboration with students, parents, deans, colleagues, and staff.

Previous Position Held

Employer Contact Information

Supervisor/Reference Contact Information

ISD 112 - Chaska High School Mathematics Teacher

545

Pioneer Trail

Jennifer Stone

Chaska, MN 55318

 

952-556-7201

 

952-552-7100

stonej@district112.org

Date From - Date To:

08/2008 - 06/2009

Full or Part Time:

Full

Last Annual

48,000

Salary:

Reason for

District Layoff

Leaving:

Responsibilities/ Accomplishments at this Position

Responsible for all aspects of teaching grades 10-12 within: Algebra II, Honors Algebra II, and Advanced Algebra & Trigonometry. Proficient with Infinite Campus, rSchoolToday, PowerPoint, & LCD use. Preprared and proctored students in the MCA II. Collaborated with teaching colleagues on curriculum development within UbD and upcoming schedule change with SLC’s. Communicated with parents, deans, counselors, and Spec. Ed. for the betterment of all students.

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Date Submitted: 7/12/2016

Experience Continued

Previous Position Held

Employer Contact Information

Supervisor/Reference Contact Information

Farmington High School Mathematics Teacher

800

Denmark Avenue

Lowell Miller

Farmington, MN 55024

 

651-460-1411

 

651-460-1400

lmiller@farmington.k12.mn.us

Date From - Date To:

06/2008 - 07/2008

Full or Part Time:

Full

Last Annual

 

Salary:

Reason for

Summer School Contract fulfillment

 

Leaving:

 

Responsibilities/ Accomplishments at this Position

Responsible for all aspects of teaching students needing to meet a Geometry credit requirement who were unsuccessful in the previous school year. Developed, delivered, and assessed a condensed geometry curriculum which covered required core curriculum content areas. Provided additional remediation as needed. Communicated regularly with administration and parents on progress of students.

Previous Position Held

Employer Contact Information

Supervisor/Reference Contact Information

Faribault High School Long Term Substitute Teacher in Mathematics

330

9th Ave SW

Lyle Turtle

Faribault, MN 55021

 

507-333-6100

507-333-6100

Lyle_Turtle@faribault.k12.mn.us

Date From - Date To:

03/2008 - 05/2008

Full or Part Time:

Sub

Last Annual

6,988 Total

Salary:

Reason for

Position concluded upon return of regular classroom teacher.

 

Leaving:

Responsibilities/ Accomplishments at this Position

This spring I completed a 6 week maternity vacancy in the FHS Mathematics Department. I was fully responsible for all classroom duties including preparation, teaching, and grade submission of Integrated Algebra/Geometry II and Integrated Algebra/Trigonometry III, preparation and proctoring for the MCA II testing schedule in Mathematics for 11th grade, preparation for 11th grade ACT testing. I supported students with before and after school help. I initiated and sustained communication with parents. I attended staff meetings and contributed preparation for the mathematics department.

Previous Position Held

Employer Contact Information

Supervisor/Reference Contact Information

Apple Valley High School Long Term Substitute Teacher in Mathematics

14450 Hayes Road Apple Valley, MN 55124

Steve Degenaar

952-431-8200

952-431-8200

Stephen.Degenaar@district196.org

Date From - Date To:

02/2008 - 03/2008

Full or Part Time:

Sub

Last Annual

45,753prorated

Salary:

Reason for

Position concluded upon return of regular classroom teacher.

 

Leaving:

Responsibilities/ Accomplishments at this Position

This winter I completed a 6 week maternity vacancy in the AVHS Math/Omega Dept. I was fully responsible for all classroom duties including preparation, teaching, and grade submission of Honors Geometry, Algebra 1 and Algebra Concepts. I supported students with before and after school help. I initiated and sustained communication with parents. I attended staff meetings and contributed preparation to the ninth grade Omega House faculty and the mathematics department.

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Experience Continued

Previous Position Held

Employer Contact Information

Supervisor/Reference Contact Information

Mathnasium Lead Math Instructor, Level 5

17581 Glasgow Avenue Lakeville, MN 55044

 

Peter Brunette

952-891-1100

 

952-891-1100

pjbrunette@mathnasiumtc.com

Date From - Date To:

07/2006 - 08/2008

Full or Part Time:

Part

Last Annual

$14/hour

Salary:

Reason for

Seeking full-time employment back inside the high school classroom.

 

Leaving:

Responsibilities/ Accomplishments at this Position

Mathnasium is a highly specialized math learning center which helps students to increase their math skills, understanding of math concepts,and overall school perfomance. As lead instructor, my responsibilities include teaching and tutoring students in mathematics, ages 6 years and above of various backgrounds and skill level.

Topics include basic mathematical operations to college level Trigonometry and Calculus. In addition, I assist the center director and business owners in all aspects of the business, including signing up new students, progress updating with parents, and managing the office in absence of the center director. Currently, I am also developing

a

project to bring more information about what we do to the teachers in our local schools.

 

Previous Position Held

Employer Contact Information

Supervisor/Reference Contact Information

Carroll County Public Schools North Carroll High School Highly Qualified Mathematics Teacher

125

North Court Street

Kent Kreamer

Westminster, MD 21157

410-751-3066

410-751-3000

 

kwkream@k12.carr.org

Date From - Date To:

08/1999 - 06/2006

Full or Part Time:

Full

Last Annual

$41,947 Annual

Salary:

Reason for

I married and moved to Lakeville, MN in July 2006.

 

Leaving:

Responsibilities/ Accomplishments at this Position

I taught grades 9-12 in the following areas: Algebra 1 Part A, Algebra 1 Part B, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Applied

Math, Fundamentals of Geometry, and Introductory Analysis. My entry level classes were highly concentrated Special Education Learners. I was a county curriculum writer for all Algebras. I am a T3 (Teachers Teaching with Technology) trained Texas Instruments Tfas (Technology for all students) Instructor, county liason with Texas Instruments, rewrote the curriculum for graphing calculator use in the classroom, and was a professional development instructor for mathematics and special education 6-12 grade teachers. I lectured and attended 3 National Conferences with T3 and attended an NCTM National Conference, then delivered informational programs for each, to the county. I applied and interviewed for the position of Mathematics Department Chair prior to my resignation. I was a member of the Faculty Advisory Council, Technology Committee, and Crisis Committee.

Previous Position Held

Employer Contact Information

Supervisor/Reference Contact Information

Carroll County Public Schools Substitute Teacher

125

N Court Street

Kent Kreamer

Westminster, MD 21157

410-751-3066

 

410-751-3000

 

kwkream@k12.carr.org

Date From - Date To:

08/1998 - 06/1999

Full or Part Time:

Sub

Last Annual

$100/day

Salary:

Reason for

Offered a half year, full time teaching position.

 

Leaving:

Responsibilities/ Accomplishments at this Position

managed classrooms in all disciplines and at all age levels, grades K-12. I was listed as first requested substitute for at least two schools by the principle. I completed a long-term Language Arts position for Northwest Middle School and subsequently was offered a half year, full time mathematics teaching position. Although the long-term substitute position was out of my field and was considered an hourly position, I worked beyond hours and created special programs for the students, such as a poetry club presentation attended by other classes. I was responsible for all lesson planning, grading and assessment of classes.

I

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Date Submitted: 7/12/2016

Student Teaching

No student teaching information was entered.

Education

Please tell us about your educational background beginning with the most recent.

High School Attended:

Graduation Status:

Francis Scott Key High School, Union Bridge, MD H.S. Diploma

Colleges, Universities and Technical Schools Attended:

Name and location

Dates Attended:

Major area of study and number of semester hours

Minor area of study and number of semester hours

Degree

Date Conferred or Expected

From - To

MN

- University of Saint

07/2010

Cultural Diversity

Hrs:

None

01/9999

Thomas

07/2010

Hrs: 3

SC - South Carolina State

03/2004

Mathematics

Hrs:

None

01/9999

University

03/2004

Hrs: 6

North Hennepin Comminity College, Brooklyn Park, MN

07/2003

Mathematics

Hrs:

None

01/9999

07/2003

Hrs: 5

OR - Portland State

10/2002

Education

Hrs:

None

01/9999

University

12/2002

Hrs: 5

MD

- McDaniel College

06/2000

Education

Hrs:

None

01/9999

 

07/2001

Hrs: 6

MD

- University of

10/2000

Education

Hrs:

None

01/9999

Maryland, Towson

12/2000

Hrs: 7

University

MD

- McDaniel College

09/1985

Psychology

Hrs:

BA

05/1989

 

05/1989

Hrs: 35

 

Undergraduate

Graduate

Overall GPA

2.27/4

3.8/4

Major GPA

3.0/4

/4

Highest Degree Attained

Number of graduate hours beyond your highest degree:

Grad Program Of Study

BA/BS/etc.

*See Note

Mathematics Education/Administration

List honors, awards or distinctions you have earned:

*Note: 31 graduate credits earned for Master’s Equivalency during my licensure in the state of Maryland.

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Semester Hours

For the subject areas below in which you have 15 or more semester hours/credits, please indicate how many university semester hours/credits you have and/or if you are endorsed.

Subject Area

Semester

Endorsed

Subject Area

Semester

Endorsed

Hours

Hours

Mathematics - Algebra

50

Yes

Mathematics - Calculus

15

Yes

Mathematics - General

45

Yes

Mathematics - Geometry

20

Yes

Licensure

Do you hold a current Minnesota License? If no, have you applied for one? MN File Folder Number

Yes

Yes

438886

Type

Expiration Date

Active?

Status

Mathematics (7-12)

06/30/2021

Yes

Current

Short Call Substitute Teacher (PreK-Adult)

06/30/2016

No

 

Please list any other endorsements and/or verifications documented on your license(s):

Previous license was Maryland State Standard Professional Certificate for Mathematics 7-12.

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Extracurricular Activities

Club

Band

Intramurals

Math Team/Mathematics

National Honor Society

 

Student Congress

Student Council

Test Prepration

Theatre Guide

 

Tickets

Variety Show

   

Please provide more details regarding your experience or interest in your selected extra curricular activities. For instance, provide details on any experience as a participant at the high school or college level or as a director, coach, supervisor, or sponsor.

I have been involved in assisting with school plays & musicals. I have also assisted and chaperoned with the high school band in concerts and competitions. Additionally, I can read music, played saxophone and lead the woodwind section in high school. I have been actively involved in organizing and chaperoning proms, homecomings, and sporting events. I would like to advise/co-advise a class council or club, such as the National Honor Society having been a member myself during my high school career of each.

Highly Qualified Teacher

* Have you previously obtained Highly Qualified status from a school district? If Yes, what type of school district considered you Highly Qualified?

Yes

High School

For the subject areas below in which you meet the federal highly qualified standard, select the method used to meet the standard. Only select a method for those subjects in which you meet the federal highly qualified standard.

Subject Area

Method

Subject Area

Method

Mathematics

State Content Test/Praxis/NTE

   

Statement

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1. Describe the skills or attributes you believe are necessary to be an outstanding teacher.

I believe an outstanding teacher needs to love what they do. The hours are long, the work is sometimes very difficult and emotionally

draining, and the job is one of the most important jobs anyone ever shoulders. You must have a passion for teaching. Teaching is not a job that you leave at the office. An outstanding teacher will touch many lives in a positive and caring way and most of the time this skill is not found in the carefully developed lesson plan. While knowledge of your discipline and delivery of the subject for very diverse classes, are necessary attributes, it will not happen if your students do not think you believe in them. Outstanding teachers inspire their students. Their students are personally invested in the lessons. Students know that their hard work will be recognized and rewarded. Everyone is a learner in the outstanding teacher’s classroom. The jock is not working hard because his/her grade has to be there to continue on the team. The special education student is not afraid to raise his/her hand with a question or answer. The gifted and talented student is not challenging the teacher’s effort. Everyone is a learner, learning in their own individual way and for their own personal reasons because they have been inspired. The outstanding teacher believes that all of the students in his/her classroom can benefit from the lesson he/she presents. That belief, that love of teaching, is a skill and an attribute that is inherent of an outstanding teacher.

2. How would you address a wide range of skills and abilities in your classroom?

I would address a wide range of skills in my classroom by first knowing my students. I like to get to know my students interests,

personal qualities, personal situations, and even if they are right or left handed. I immediately identify my ESL students and special education student’s IEP’s and math modifications when I receive class lists. I also will have identified my rules and discipline standards early on so that all students in the class have a clear perception of the expectations.

Prior to presenting a new lesson or topic, I will have pre-assessed the students on the prerequisite skills for the lesson. In conjunction

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2. How would you address a wide range of skills and abilities in your classroom?

with knowing my students, I like to have a seating plan that groups multiple intelligence levels for cooperative learning to succeed. I would present students with the goals and objectives of the lesson. By having objectives, learners of varying skills will find it easier to know when, or if, they are ready for the next step. Content of the lesson would be the same for all students, but presented in varying degrees to adapt to each of the diverse learners. Although math is a very detail-oriented discipline, I feel it is better to focus on the specific concepts of each lesson. It is also important in this subject area for students to understand the concepts and not just memorize steps. I would support lessons with time management so that mastery can be achieved, but curriculum is still moving and offer additional remediation before/after school. I would continually assess during a lesson by asking questions, moving about the room, addressing concerns, and above all, being flexible. Unfortunately, sometimes when your best lessons are not working, you have to drop back and punt! Experience has taught me that lessons that are good with one class are not always good with another. I am very willing to adapt and change a lesson midstream in order to benefit the wide range of skills in my classroom.

Language Skills

Do you know any language other than English? Yes

Language(s):

Spanish - Medium skill level

Oral Level:

Polite

Written Level:

Literate

Professional References

 

Reference 1

Reference 2

Name:

Ann Kent

Larry Houser

School/Org:

Edina Realty

Retired

Current Position:

Realtor

Retired Math Supervisor/Graduate Professor

Home Phone:

 

410-848-2441

Cell Phone:

952-270-7701

 

Work Phone:

 

410-848-2441

Mailing Address:

15676 Pilot Knob Rd Apple Valley, MN 55124

875 Backbone Court Westminster, MD 21157

Email:

annandgarykent@edinarealty.com

retiredlar@yahoo.com

Relationship to Candidate:

Co-worker

Previous Supervisor

Years Known:

4

16

 

Reference 3

Reference 4

Name:

Jennifer Stone

Christa Hartig

School/Org:

Chaska High School

Edina Realty Title

Current Position:

Mathematics Department Chair, Chaska High School

Realtor

Home Phone:

952-368-4868

 

Cell Phone:

 

952-393-4384

Work Phone:

952-556-7201

 

Mailing Address:

545 Pioneer Trail Chaska, MN 55318

15676 Pilot Knob Rd Apple Valley, MN 55124

Email:

stonej@district112.org

christahartig@edinarealty.com

Relationship to Candidate:

Previous Department Chair

Co-worker and Client

Years Known:

6

4

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Additional Information

List any additional information which will help in determining your professional qualifications for a position.

Transcripts are available upon request, may still be on file, & unable to upload due to file sizes. Although I have been away from teaching in a classroom, I’ve been tutoring consistently and references for them upon request.

Referrals

How did you hear about employment with us?

District Employee

District Web Site

District Employee District Web Site

Additional Info. (cont.)

Contract Status

*

Are you currently under contract? If Yes, which district? If Yes, when does it expire? When may your present employer be contacted?

No

 
 
 

Professional Status

*

Have you obtained tenure status in any other School District? If Yes, where? When?

Yes

Carroll County Public Schools

2003

Please indicate the number of years of teaching experience (not including substitute or student teaching)

3+ years

*

Have you ever been denied tenure?

No

If Yes, explain:

*

Have you ever had a teaching certificate or teaching license revoked or suspended?

No

If Yes, explain:

Have you ever failed to be rehired, been asked to resign a position, resigned to avoid termination, or terminated from employment?

*

No

If Yes, explain:

Are you a relative of any board member, administrator, or supervisor who is currently serving the School District? Name:

*

No

 

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Additional Info. (cont.) continued

Position:

Relationship:

Can you perform all the essential job function(s) of the position(s) for which you are applying, with or without reasonable accommodation?

*

Yes

List any accommodations:

Va Status

If you are a veteran, or the spouse of a deceased or disabled veteran, and are applying for a position and wish to claim Veteran’s preference, you must attach a legible photo copy of your DD214 to this application. Please check if applicable: I am am not attaching a DD214 copy to verify my veteran’s status. If your claim is approved, five or ten additional points will be added to your final passing score.

No

Legal Information

Please note: Applicants are not obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records.

* Are you eligible to work in the United States?

Yes

* Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offense other than a minor traffic violation?

No

If yes, explain, giving dates:

traffic violation? No If yes, explain, giving dates: Please Note: A conviction will not necessarily bar

Please Note: A conviction will not necessarily bar you from employment. Facts, such as date of occurrence and rehabilitation will be considered. This information will be used only for job-related purposes and only to the extent permitted by applicable law.

*

Have you ever had any indicated finding of child abuse filed in your name?

No

If yes, explain, giving dates:

 

*

Does your name appear on any Sex Offender Database in any state or country?

No

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Shakopee School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Shakopee School District ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. Shakopee School District has a policy of active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and non-certified employees. Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the Department of Human Resources.

Applicant’s Acknowledgment and Agreement

By checking the box below, candidate authorizes the school district to conduct an investigation of candidate pursuant to The School Code to determine whether candidate has been convicted of any criminal or drug offenses as set forth in such statute, and, upon request, agrees to execute an investigation authorization form as a condition for candidate’s employment. The School Code also stipulates that the School District perform a check on the Statewide Sex Offender Database. Candidate may not be employed unless such investigations have been initiated.

I certify that the information given by me in this application is true in all respects, and I agree that if the information given is found to be false in any way, it shall be considered sufficient cause for denial of employment or discharge. I authorize the use of any information in the application to verify my statement, and I authorize past employers, all references and any other person to answer all questions asked concerning my ability, character, reputation, and previous employment record. I release all such persons from any liability or damages on account of having furnished such information.

I, Heidi Severson, agree to all of the terms above.

I, Heidi Severson, agree to all of the terms above. I agree Generated at 7/25/2016 12:25:02

I agree

Dear Principal:

I am very excited to apply for the mathematics teaching position. I believe that my extensive experience, enthusiastic attitude, and passion for teaching would be a great addition to any faculty.

I love to teach and I feel it is my calling in life. I taught high school mathematics from 1999 to 2006 in Maryland and held a Highly Qualified Secondary Certificate. I prepared and interviewed for department chairperson prior to my decision to move. I married and moved from Maryland to Lakeville, Minnesota in July 2006 and began working in a part-time position tutoring and teaching area students, as well as providing private tutoring in my home while obtaining my Minnesota licensure. I have taught in a long-term math substitute position, covering maternity leaves for six weeks at Apple Valley High School and Faribault High School, taught summer school geometry for Farmington High School, and most recently taught under contract, full time with Chaska High School. Unfortunately, I and several other non-tenured teachers are being laid off due to a schedule change and district budget cuts. I have one year toward my Minnesota tenure and wish to continue teaching full time to reach that goal.

I like to inspire and foster self-esteem and self-confidence in a subject area that very often causes apprehension. I have

instructed classes of all ages, including my educating peers. I enjoy the challenge that high school students represent as they evolve and mature into a contributing adult in society. I would be supportive of the extra-curricular activities, as I feel that being involved outside the classroom fosters interpersonal relationships with students, parents, and faculty.

I have over 30 graduate credits and plan to begin graduate courses in Education Administration as a masters program. I aspire to apply for National Board Certification after securing a new teaching position.

I find my teaching career incredibly satisfying. I would very much like the opportunity to continue teaching mathematics. I

would like the opportunity to discuss the qualities and experience that makes me a quality candidate for the math position.

I can be reached during my prep from 11:30am to 1:15pm at 952-556-1445. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Heidi L S Severson 16367 Java Lane Lakeville, MN 55044

hlseverson67@aol.com

Home: 952-892-7363 Cell: 410-259-4054

Heidi L S Severson

16367 Java Lane Lakeville, MN 55044 Home: 952-892-7363 Cell: 410-259-4054

Hlseverson67@aol.com

May 10, 2011

Shakopee High School 100 17 th Avenue West Shakopee, MN 55379

Dear Ms. McNulty and Hiring Committee:

I recently noticed a mathematics teaching position on the Shakopee Schools web site. You may

recall that I taught for Kristi Hanson’s maternity leave in 2010. I enjoyed my time at Shakopee

High School more than any other long term substitution. We discussed the many reasons for this

during my time there. I was welcomed by your administration, staff, and students with open

arms and made several great new friendships. The math department helped me to ease into the

job quickly and made me feel like an integral part of the team, even though my job was

temporary. I feel that this previous experience makes me an excellent candidate for this

position.

As you will see from the enclosed resume, I have more than 10 years of experience in teaching

math. I love to teach and I feel it is my calling in life. The economy has devastated the

education system and has led to my being laid off in two different districts. I enjoy the challenge

that high school students represent as they evolve and mature into a contributing adult in

society. I would very much like to find a home for teaching and from the parent conferences to

the football games, Shakopee felt like a great fit last year. The Shakopee community was a

favorite for me even before I moved to Minnesota in 2006.

If you have questions, or if you want to schedule an interview, please contact me at either phone

or email provided above. I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your time and

consideration.

Sincerely,

Heidi L S Severson

Heidi Lynn Shifler Severson

16367 Java Lane, Lakeville, MN 55044 | Home: 952-892-7363 / Cell: 410-259-4054 | hlseverson67@aol.com

July 6, 2016

Shakopee High School RE: Mathematics Teaching Position

Dear Hiring Administrator:

I am very excited to apply for the mathematics teaching position. I believe that my extensive experience, enthusiastic attitude, and passion for teaching would be a great addition to your faculty. I have taught in the Shakopee High School mathematics department previously as a long-term substitute for the co-chair, Kristi Hanson and for Erica Lang as a summer school teacher.

I love to teach and I feel it is my calling in life. I very much enjoyed my time at your high school and with the students of Shakopee. After teaching Geometry in summer school of 2011, I was unable to find a teaching position. I have worked out of education for several years while staying current with math education through periodicals and tutoring part-time. I tutored full time this spring from February to present in my home, both college and high school level classes.

The classroom has been missed very much and I was delighted to hear of the opening from Kristi Hanson! I like to inspire and foster self-esteem and self-confidence in a subject area that very often causes apprehension. I have instructed classes of all ages, including my educating peers. I enjoy the challenge that high school students represent as they evolve and mature into a contributing adult in society. I would be supportive of your extra-curricular activities and community involvement, as I feel that being involved outside the classroom fosters interpersonal relationships with students, parents, and faculty.

Completion of the online application was done with haste as soon as the position was posted. I am able to update the recommendations and supply any further information, as needed.

A teaching career is incredibly satisfying. The opportunity to teach mathematics for Shakopee High School again would be much appreciated. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,

Heidi Lynn Shifler Severson

May 14, 2009

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing this letter of recommendation on behalf of Heidi Severson as a Mathematics Teacher and Department Chair at Chaska High School in Chaska, Minnesota.

Ms. Severson is an accomplished and experienced teacher who was hired to a full-time position in the mathematics department due to increased enrollment.

As a member of our department, Ms. Severson has had the opportunity and the challenge to teach high-level, secondary mathematics courses. To complement her ability to teach rigorous secondary courses, she also teaches in our after school tutoring program that to works with our most underachieving math students.

Ms. Severson brings a wealth of leadership experience to the department and is very engaged within the department, actively participating on various committees and discussions.

Ms. Severson thoroughly prepares herself to be successful in and out of the classroom. Her apt skills of teamwork, follow-through, and instructional ability are easily transferable into any situation and help Ms. Severson succeed at any undertaking at Chaska High School—mathematical or otherwise.

Ms. Severson’s strengths and abilities have been welcomed by the mathematics department. I also believe these same traits will be the key to her success as she pursues her future goals.

I would like to recommend Heidi Severson as a member of your faculty.

Sincerely,
Sincerely,

Jennifer Stone Mathematics Teacher, Department Chair Chaska High School

952-556-1574

To whom it may concern,

This is to most highly recommend Mrs. Heidi Severson for a high school mathematics teacher position in your school system. I was Heidi’s supervisor for five years and observed her teaching on numerous occasions. She is an excellent teacher in all aspects. She plans thoughtfully and thoroughly. She has a very positive outlook and students know that she cares about them as individuals. She is highly knowledgeable of mathematics content and understands how students learn. She is flexible and varies instruction based on the needs of her students. Heidi also has a great “teaching personality”. She is energetic and enthusiastic and displays a keen sense of humor. There are few math teachers that demonstrate all of the above traits.

Mrs. Severson also has excellent initiative and leadership skills. She served on several county curriculum development writing teams and attended several National conferences in math education and technology education. She was certified as a graphing calculator trainer and made several district wide professional development presentations. In addition, Heidi made several presentations to prospective math teachers at McDaniel College.

Mrs. Severson will do a superior job for you. Please feel free to contact me at 410-848-2441 for further information.

Larry Houser Retired Mathematics Supervisor Carroll County, Maryland

May 8, 2009 To Whom It May Concern: It is with pleasure that I write

May 8, 2009

To Whom It May Concern:

It is with pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation for Heidi Severson. Presently, Heidi teaches Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry at Chaska High School.

Heidi has established herself as a dedicated and caring professional committed to meeting her students’ needs. She is enthusiastic about teaching and demonstrates compassion when dealing with students.

Heidi has done an excellent job of becoming an active member of Chaska High School. She has taken the challenge of a new teacher in the department and seems like a seasoned veteran. She has also worked hard to strengthen our mathematics program. For instance, Heidi has taken a strong initiative to be a leader within the department and her opinion has been valued.

Heidi is a steady, achieving, and proud math teacher. We do not want to see her leave Chaska High School, but we are currently converting our academic schedule from the block to the seven period day schedule. Thus, we will be reducing FTE’s in mathematics. Unfortunately, she may fall into that category as a non- tenured math teacher.

Heidi is a talented, responsible, and dedicated individual who will make a positive addition to any school.

Please contact me to further discuss her qualifications.

Sincerely,

TroyTroyTroyTroy M.M.M.M. SteinSteinSteinStein

Troy M. Stein

Assistant Principal

952.556.7135

HEIDI LYNN SHIFLER SEVERSON

16367 Java Lane Lakeville, MN 55044 hlseverson67@aol.com Home: (952)892-7363 Cell: (410)259-4054

SEVERSON 16367 Java Lane Lakeville, MN 55044 hlseverson67@aol.com Home: (952)892-7363 Cell: (410)259-4054

SEEKING MATHEMATICS TEACHING POSITION

` Highly qualified secondary veteran mathematics teacher with 12 years experience.

` Lectured college mathematics education teachers, national T 3 classes, & district professional

development seminars.

` Tutoring experience with ages pre-adolescent through adult.

` Specific training and success with at-risk and special education students.

` Texas Instrument trained instructor for implementation of classroom technology and computer-based

testing.

` Experience in critique and development of mandatory state testing.

` Previous sales, underwriting, title, and office experience.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

Texas Instrument Graphing Calculator

LCD, O/H Projector, Emulators, Wireless

MacIntosh & Windows PC

Infinite Campus, Micrograde, Groupwise, TIES,

Classroom Management

& rschooltoday

Curriculum Development & Writing

Distance Learning

Guest College Lecturer

Cultural Diversity

NCLB State Assessments

Private/After School Tutoring Programs

Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint,

MathType, Equation Editor

WordPerfect, Publishing, Outlook

Differentiated Instruction

Publishing, Outlook Differentiated Instruction EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS Bachelor of Arts , Major:

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Arts, Major: Psychology with extensive concentration in Mathematics and Education - McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College), Westminster, MD (1989) Graduate Credits: 37.5 Quarter Credits Earned to Present Certification: Minnesota 5-12 Math (2007) & Maryland Highly Qualified 7-12 Math (2000) Certified Instructor: T 3 (Teachers Teaching with Technology) Trained Tfas (Technology for all Students) Instructor

(2002)

National/Regional/Local Conferences: T 3 Lecturer: Nashville, TN (2003), New Orleans, LA (2004), Washington DC (2005), attended NCTM Philadelphia, PA (2005), attendee & professional development instructor for numerous regional and local conferences/seminars (2000 – 11)

regional and local conferences/seminars (2000 – 11) JOB EXPERIENCE Summer School Geometry Teacher: Shakopee High

JOB EXPERIENCE

Summer School Geometry Teacher:

Shakopee High School, Shakopee, MN Farmington High School, Farmington, MN

Responsible for all aspects of teaching students, including grades 8 through 12, who needed to meet a Geometry credit requirement and had been unsuccessful in the previous school year. Developed, delivered, and assessed a condensed geometry curriculum which covered required core curriculum content areas. Prepared plans using the eight components of Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model. Provided additional remediation as needed. Developed and incorporated formal and informal assessment for each topic. Communicated regularly with administration and parents on progress of students.

07/11 – 07/29/2011 06/23 – 07/25/2008

Long Term Substitute:

Shakopee High School, Shakopee, MN Regular classroom teacher of grades 10 through 12 mathematics. Woodbury High School, Woodbury, MN

12/03/2010 – 02/25/2011

Regular classroom teacher of grades 9 through 12 and team taught classes of mathematics. Facilitated for three class preparations including Algebra I, Algebra II, and Functions, Statistics, and Trigonometry.

Apple Valley High School, Apple Valley, MN

Regular classroom teacher of grades 9 through 12 for the following courses: Honors Geometry, Algebra I, & Algebra I Concepts.

Faribault High School, Faribault, MN

Regular classroom teacher of grades 9 through 12 for the following courses: Integrated Algebra/Geometry II, Integrated Algebra/Trigonometry III.

Carroll County Public Schools, Westminster, MD

Short and Long-Term Substitute Teacher Available on a daily basis to substitute for all subjects and grades. Personally requested by administrators.

Served as a long-term substitute for sixth and seventh grade Language Arts. Tutored college math preparatory courses. Offered full time teaching position in either of two county high schools. Sine qua nons:

Prepared students for SAT, ACT, CLEPT, and MCA II testing. Proctored MCA II mathematics test. Provided, initiated, and reviewed accommodations for special education students and attended IEP meetings. Provided before and after school math remediation. Collaborated with colleagues to develop math curriculum. Attended professional development meetings. Conducted and facilitated formal, informal, and arena style parent-student-teacher conferences. Maintained communication with students and parents via email and phone to update student progress. Updated and posted grades regularly and prepared end of term reports. Evaluated student progress through formative and summative assessment. Prepared, planned, and collaborated with staff and administration to help improve and expand school objectives. Attended staff meetings and participated in staff development projects as needed. Transitioned classes through teacher change at beginning and end of assignment.

09/30/2010 – 11/24/2010

02/05 - 03/20/2008

03/31 - 05/16/2008

1998-1999

Contract Teaching:

Lakeville North High School, Lakeville, MN

Lakeville North High School Mathematics Teacher Regular classroom teacher of grade 10 Geometry and grade 12 Fundamentals of College Math. Prepared students for SAT, ACT, CLEPT, and MCA II testing; also proctored the MCA II Grade 11 mathematics test. Provided, initiated, and reviewed accommodations for special education students. Collaborated at district level on the curriculum development for Fundamentals of College Math. As a committee member of Social & Wellness, organized a bowling outing for the faculty and staff. Committee member of the North Learning Team and Technology Integration Committee. Trained to monitor PLATO online learning system. Member of Professional Learning Community and contributed to forming and implementing SmartGoals within the Danielson Frameworks. Facilitated parent, teacher, and student conferences formally and informally in arena style.

08/18/2009 – 06/30/2010

Chaska High School, Chaska, MN Chaska High School Math Teacher & Algebra Tutor

Regular classroom teacher of grades 10 through 12 for the following courses: Algebra II, Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry, and Honors Algebra II. Prepared students for and proctored MCA II Grade 11 mathematics test. Prepared students for SAT and ACT testing. Helped students and parents with developing schedules for the next school year. Implemented, consulted, and attended annual/manifestation meetings for IEP and 504 Plan modifications. Provided before and after school help for students regularly and participated in departmental tutoring with other math colleagues several times a month. Hired for additionally funded algebra tutoring two hours a week after school for students struggling in algebra classes required for graduation. Maintained regular communication with students, their counselors, deans, case managers, and parents. Worked collectively with other members of the mathematics department in design, delivery, use of technology, and assessment of the math class schedule. Attended staff development meetings and

collaborated on a UbD unit. sophomores.

08/19/2008 – 06/30/2009

Facilitated parent conferences and participated in curriculum night for incoming

Mathnasium, Lakeville MN

Lead Instructor Level 5 Mathnasium is a highly specialized math learning center which helps students to increase their math skills, understanding of math concepts, and overall school performance. As lead instructor, my responsibilities include teaching and tutoring students in mathematics, ages 6 years and above of various backgrounds and skill level. Topics include basic mathematical operations to college level Trigonometry and Calculus. In addition, I assist the center director and business owners in all aspects of the business, including but not limited to network and contract new students, assessment, preparation of all progress updates, communicate with parents, organize learning material, submit payroll, delegate general office duties, and manage the center in absence of the center director at least two days per week. Currently, I am developing an informational presentation for the local schools.

2006 - 2008

Carroll County Public Schools, Westminster, MD North Carroll High School Math Teacher Francis Scott Key High School Math Teacher

Regular classroom teacher of grades 9 through 12 for the following courses: Fundamentals of Geometry, Applied Mathematics, Algebra I Part A, Algebra 1 Part B, Algebra 1, Algebra II, and Introduction to Analysis. Achieved positive results for High School Assessments and qualified with all county high schools in the NCLB initiative. Arranged after school assistance for individual students. Personally and educationally experienced in the area of special education. Modified lessons for mainstreamed students and provided enhanced instruction

through special education assistant teacher and student aides. Actively involved in developing and maintaining Individual Education Plans. Served on the Crisis Team, Character Education and Technology committees. Served after school selling tickets for school sporting events and attended many extra-curricular events as chaperone. Collaborated with staff and administration to help improve and expand various faculty and staff objectives. Prepared and interviewed for department chairperson position.

2000 - 2006 1999 - 2000

Unrelated job experience:

Grace United Methodist Church, Burnsville, MN

Church Administrator Manage all aspects of the church office including answering phones and emails, greeting guests, keeping calendar, coordinating maintenance and rental of the building, and assisting the pastor. Publish weekly bulletins and monthly newsletters. Update and utilize Church Windows software to keep up-to-date directory, attendance, lists, and labels. Self-taught use of the office machines and software that I had never previously used. Instituted many greener technologies to increase the efficiency of the office, maintain confidentiality, security, and reduce risk for data loss. Taught volunteers the new use of technology. Organize many church sponsored activities, shared interest groups, and district, regional and national communications. Volunteer chair of the technology committee to establish good business practices for the care, quality, and maintenance

of all hardware, software, and the server.

10/2011 – 07/2012

Edina Realty Title, Lakeville, MN

Closing Processor Prepare files for title closing of homes. Order, examine, and satisfy title commitments. Obtain satisfactions of mortgage and loan payoffs. Prepare, submit for approval to lenders, and send HUD settlement statements to realtors, closers, buyers and sellers. Assist the closer in all aspects of the title business. Maintain office through use of phones, faxes, copiers, computers, and customer service. Utilize SoftPro title software through Citrix programming. Prepare title registers, cut and deposit checks, and utilize courier services.

07/09/2013 – Present

Shakopee School District Online Application

Borne, Andrew - SC: % | TC: % - AppNo: 17601

Date Submitted: 7/8/2016

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abornemath@gmail.com

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1815 Walnut Ln.

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Eagan

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MN

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55122

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United States of America

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(612) 770-4404

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(612) 770-4404

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PACER Center Assistive Technology Specalist

8161 Normandale Blvd. Minneapolis, MN 55437

Bridget Gilormini

952-838-9000

 

9528389000

bridget.gilormini@pacer.org

Date From - Date To:

10/2014 -

Full or Part Time:

40

Last Annual

43350

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still employed

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technology/educational consultations, presenting workshops, in services, researching disabilities, multimedia video work

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Borne, Andrew - SC: % | TC: % - AppNo: 17601

Date Submitted: 7/8/2016

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Metropolitan Learning Alliance, (Bloomington Public Schools) Mathematics Teacher

337 E. Broadway, Bloomington, MN 55425 Bloomington, MN 55425

Sue Bunting, Director

952-807-8282

952-807-8282

sbunting@mla.k12.mn.us

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08/20012 - 06/2013

Full or Part Time:

40

Last Annual

39000

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School closed, funding

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Connections Academy Mathematics Teacher / Technology Support

1336 Energy Park Drive Suite 100 St. Paul, MN 55108

Heather Mansour, asst. Principal

651-523-0888

 

651-423-7700

hmansour@connectionseducation.com

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08/2007 - 06/2012

Full or Part Time:

40

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38000

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found full time employment with Connections Academy

 

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Mathematics (high school level) and Technology support

 

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Date Submitted: 7/8/2016

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Southwest High, Minneapolis, MN H.S. Diploma

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