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AMALEA PETERS

CONTACT OVERVIEW
Social Studies teacher who excels in cultivating and maintaining
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positive and productive relationships with all educational
constituencies including parents, students, administrators, and the
amaleapeters@gmail.com community.
A tech-based instructor who designed curriculum lessons for a
1943 W. Winnemac Ave
blended classroom learning environment using a variety of
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technology tools
Chicago, IL 60640
Skilled practitioner who continues to expand knowledge of current
CERTIFICATIONS best practices through professional development and builds a
network of diverse colleagues.
STATE OF ILLINOIS
Professional Educator License PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Social Science (6-8); History, Geography,
Political Science (9-12) SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER | New Trier High School
August 2017 Present | Northfield, IL
STATE OF KANSAS
Instructs 9th grade College Prep World History
Professional Teacher License
Utilizes collaborative and student-centered curriculum to promote
History, Government, Social Studies (6-12)
critical thinking skills and student agency
Collaborates with academic cohorts to design curriculum units that
EDUCATION enhance student learning and standards achievement
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN
CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER | Clay Center Community Middle
ESL/ELL Concentration School
Kansas State University August 2014 May 2017 | Clay Center, KS

Manhattan, KS | Expected: December Instructed 6th grade Ancient World History, 7th grade US History,
2017 and a multi-grade level Current Events course
Designed curriculum for a flipped unit to enhance student
engagement and to improve student critical thinking skills
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN HISTORY
Participated with grade level professional development
Minor: Secondary Education
communities to analyze student data, streamline curriculum, and
University of Illinois
propose new ideas to enhance student learning
Urbana, IL | May 2014
STUDENT TEACHER | Buffalo Grove High School
AWARDS January 2014 - May 2014 | Buffalo Grove, IL
KANSAS HORIZON AWARD FOR Instructed 11th grade US History and 9th grade Human Geography
OUTSTANDING NEW TEACHERS Implemented an interdisciplinary unit for Human Geography to
provide students with multiple critical thinking opportunities
Kansas State Board of Education | 2016
Created and revamped lessons to offer students more creative
formative and summative assessments.
AMALEA PETERS
26 Steeplechase Drive
847.702.3449 amaleapeters@gmail.com Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047


PROFESSIONAL
RELATED EXPERIENCE
AFFILIATIONS

PRESENTER | MACE Conference
Illinois Educators Association March 2017 | Manhattan, KS

2017- Present Presented on the utilization and implementation of the Google Apps
Kansas Exemplary Educators for Education in the classroom
Network Discussed how to facilitate and adapt curriculum for a flipped
2016 - Present classroom environment

National Council of the Social


Studies TEEN LEADERSHIP COORDINATOR | YMCA Camp Pinewood
June 2014 August 2014 | Twin Lake, MI
2014 Present
Facilitated the Counselor-in-Training and Leader-in-Training
PROFESSIONAL programs for campers ages 16-18 years
REFERENCES Focused the program on independent thinking and becoming
responsible adults
Ms. Michael Christensen
Social Studies Department Chair SENIOR CAMP COUNSELOR | YMCA Camp Pinewood
New Trier High School June 2010 - August 2013 | Twin Lake, MI
P: 847.784.6770 Instructed campers, ages 7-16, in various land, water and team
E: christem@newtrier.k12.il.us building activities

COACHING & EXTRACURRICULARS


Mr. Dean Pinos HEAD TRACK COACH, Clay Center Community Middle School
Social Studies Department Coordinator February 2015 May 2017 | Clay Center, KS
New Trier High School Focused on High Jump, Relays, and Sprinting Events
P: 847.784.7570 Coached and trained the Conference (NCKL) record-setter in 7th
E: pinosd@newtrier.k12.il.us Grade Girls High Jump

Mr. Keith Hoffman CLUB CCCMS, Clay Center Community Middle School
Principal September 2014 May 2017 | Clay Center, KS
Clay Center Community Middle School Designed the Drama portion of CLUB CCCMS which puts on one
P: 785.632.3232 performance a year

E: keithhoffman@usd379.org Facilitates one section of the Arts program of CLUB CCCMS

ASSISTANT SOCCER COACH, Buffalo Grove High School


Ms. Jaclyn Pfizenmaier
March 2014 May 2014 | Buffalo Grove, IL
Curriculum & Instruction Coordinator
Assistant coach for the Junior Varsity Girls Soccer Team
USD 379
Designed practice drills, organized scrimmages, and assisted in
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creating game plans
E: jaclynpfizenmaier@usd379.org