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Allison B.

Blanchetti
http://allisonblanchetti.weebly.com
EDUCATION
Master of Arts in Teaching
Professional Licensure Program: Elementary Education (PreK-6th) May 2018
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
 Current GPA: 4.00

Bachelor of Science: Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies (Cum Laude) May 2017


Elementary Education: Humanities and Social Sciences; Teaching English as a Second Language; History
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Student Teacher Fall 2017
Twin Hickory Elementary, Glen Allen, VA
3rd grade August- October 2017
 Introduced and facilitated Whole Brain Teaching and Growth Mindset classroom management systems
 Designed and conducted language arts small groups according to Jan Richardson design and reading levels
 Incorporated RazKids and Study Island literacy programs into language arts small group rotations
 Composed project-based-learning civics unit for grade level team for diverse learning styles
 Accommodated instruction for English Language Learners with culturally-relevant, differentiated literature
 Used Microsoft Word and Apple Photos to design attractive, organized, and flexible display boards
 Crafted ActivInspire flipcharts to present new material, encourage active participation, and conduct review games

5th grade October- December 2017


 Designed and conducted language arts small groups according to Jan Richardson design
 Incorporated RazKids and Study Island literacy programs into language arts small group rotations
 Introduced TinkerCad and NearPod program for oceans unit independent project
 Incorporated Study Island program into math lessons
 Supervised and conducted project-based learning social studies units
 Differentiated instruction to fit needs of varying ability levels through choice menus
 Crafted enrichment choice menus for identified gifted students in language arts and math lessons
 Participated in preparing for leading grade-level meetings using Google Drive and Schoology
 Crafted ActivInspire flipcharts to present new material, encourage active participation, and conduct review games

Practicum Student
Linville-Edom Elementary School, Rockingham, VA January 2018- Current
 Kindergarten classroom in rural area
 Instructed literacy small groups using PALs Reading Curriculum

James Madison University: Career Development Academy: Harrisonburg, VA January 2017- April 2017
 Adult (aged 18+) English Language Learners
 Worked to develop language skills in English
 Combined English language skills with knowledge of American cultures and customs
 Provided cultural knowledge and context for residents new to the United States

Stuarts Draft Elementary, Harrisonburg, VA September 2016- December 2016


 2nd grade classroom in low-income rural area
 National School Lunch Program implemented school-wide
 Worked with English Language Learners and Special Education students

Young Children’s Program, Harrisonburg, VA September 2015- December 2015


 Preschool (aged 3-4 years) in urban area- Laboratory/Montessori-style school sponsored by JMU College of Education
 Experience with English Language Learners and Special Education students.
 Conducted a semester-long case study examining a singular child’s aggregate development

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
VACTE Conference Speaker (on behalf of JMU College of Education) March 2017
 Designed VoiceThread video presentation exhibiting benefits of integrating modern technology in the classroom.
 Facilitated discussion on meaning of literacy using Padlet program with 6th grade students at Skyline Middle School

Study Abroad March 2016


Multi-Cultural Shadow Program, Sweden
 Conversed with Swedish instructors and students at the University of Malmo about effective educational practices
 Shadowed various teaching programs in Malmo public schools.

Video Team Ministry Leader January 2015 – December 2015


Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
 Managed filming schedule and led campus public relations campaign.
 Artistically wrote scripts for and shot large group ministry videos using Final Cut Pro and Canon camera equipment
 Collaborated with other ministry team leaders to achieve Intervarsity goals.
 Guided team in weekly devotionals and Bible discussions.

Head Chef/Assistant Chef July 2014 – August 2017


Young Chef’s Academy, Richmond, Virginia
 Taught children (aged 3-12) kitchen basics: reading a recipe, finding ingredients, measuring correct amounts, kitchen safety,
using creativity in cooking.
 Planned lessons based on recipes assigned for the day.
 Entertained children with cooking-themed games and activities.
 Assistant Chef: Prepared ingredients, cleaned kitchen, and supervising young children

Child Watch Attendant June 2014 – July 2017


John Rolfe YMCA, Richmond, VA
 Provided child care services for children aged six months to eleven years, including children with special needs.
 Maintained cleanliness and safety of children’s play areas.
 Kept records of child attendance and parent pick up.
 Planned and taught week-long summer camps.

Roop Learning Community August 2013-December 2014


Future Educators Volunteer/Academic Organization
 Volunteered at various ROOP sponsored and affiliated events to benefit the families in Harrisonburg City
 Created several science projects and experiments for elementary children in a variety of topics

Teacher Aid September 2013 – December 2013


Spotswood Elementary School, Harrisonburg, VA
 Prepared lessons, designed bulletin boards, made copies, laminated classroom materials.
 Tutored English Language Learner students.

Student Assistant January 2012 – May 2012


Teachers for Tomorrow, Colonial Trail Elementary, Richmond, VA
 Assisted teacher in classroom management and lesson execution
 Received the Student of the Year Award for work in this program.

After-School Care September 2013- May 2016


Stone Spring Elementary, Harrisonburg, VA
 Assisted and mentored at-risk students with homework and school assignments.
 Coordinated and implementing games and activities.
ACADEMIC AWARDS
 Teachers for Tomorrow: Family and Consumer Science Student of the Year 2011
 James Madison University Legacy Scholarship Recipient 2013
 Kappa Delta Pi Educational Honors Society
 President’s List: Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016
 Dean’s List: Fall 2013, Spring 2015

REFERENCES
 Michael Dussault, Twin Hickory Elementary: Principal
o (804) 360-4700
o mdussau@henrico.k12.va.us
 Amy Wells, Twin Hickory Elementary: Third Grade
o (804) 360-4700
o ajwells@henrico.k12.va.us
 Tom Adair, Twin Hickory Elementary: Fifth Grade
o (804) 360-4700
o htadair@henrico.k12.va.us
 Amy B. Gauntt, Rawls Byrd Elementary: Kindergarten
o (757) 229-7597
o amy.gauntt@wjccschools.org
 Kristen Braia, Young Chefs Academy
o (804) 360-9797
o richmondva@youngchefsacademy.com