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2558 Rawley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22801/ (540)908-6297/ paynelm@dukes.jmu.edu/lindseympayne.weebly.com

OBJECTIVE To acquire a Pre-K through Grade 6 teaching position.

EDUCATION James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education, expected May 2018, GPA 3.96

Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies, May 2017, GPA 3.67

CERTIFICATION Elementary Education (Pre-K – Grade 6) – Virginia (Pending)

TECHNICAL SKILLS SMART Board technology, Prezi, Weebly, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Plickers,


Florence, Italy Spring 2015

• Communicated with individuals of a different language and culture in both professional and casual settings
• Learned to adapt to unfamiliar environments which resulted in personal growth and enhanced flexibility
• Co-taught American History to local high school students
• Gained experience in the value of self-reflection as a critical role in growing personally and professionally


Student Teaching, Grade 1 Cub Run Elementary, Penn Laird, VA Spring 2018 – Present
• Develop and carry out lesson plans across all core content areas
• Create a toolbox of classroom management techniques to use in a future classroom
• Design seating charts that accommodate individual needs of students
• Encourage higher order thinking through developed lesson plans
• Coordinate lessons with differentiation strategies put into place
• Observe how to conduct parent/teacher conferences
• Participate in teacher development days, including application and word study techniques

Practicum Student, Grade 1 Cub Run Elementary, Penn Laird, VA Fall 2017
• Constructed an inquiry project on community building
• Planned and implemented math unit on solid figures
• Led hands on lessons and morning meetings
• Collaborated with cooperating teacher to develop a “Long-Ago Day” rotation

Practicum Student, Grade 2 John Wayland Elementary, Bridgewater, VA Spring 2017

• Created and taught lesson plans in each subject area
• Incorporated lessons that were differentiated for a variety of student needs
• Observed the interworkings of daily tasks and teacher responsibilities in a classroom
• Introduced the use of the application “Plickers” for student engagement and assessment
• Witnessed the success of a classroom built on mutual respect and classroom community
Practicum Student, Grade 3 WW Robinson Elementary, Woodstock, VA Fall 2016
• Observed teaching methods for including and supporting ELL students
• Led large group reading strategies
• Coordinated an investigation on properties of a pumpkin and states of matter

Practicum Student, Kindergarten Peak View Elementary, Penn Laird, VA Spring 2016
• Conducted a semester-long case study observing the overall development of one student
• Led a “Read Aloud” that encouraged group discussion
• Evaluated student reading readiness

Tutor, Grade 3 Stone Spring Elementary School, Harrisonburg, VA Spring 2016

• Assisted teachers by working with students to increase reading ability, fluency, and comprehension
• Tutored an ELL newcomer to help build her vocabulary during the after-school program, “Eagle Club”


Eastern Mennonite School, Harrisonburg, VA March 2014 – May 2017

Young Life Leader
• Mentored middle and high school students and acted as a positive role model in their lives
• Worked with five other teammates to plan and implement weekly programming for mentees
• Coordinated three fundraisers per year, raising approximately $1,000 for students to attend Young Life camp

Justice: Tween Clothing and Fashion for Girls, Harrisonburg, VA Nov 2014 – Dec 2017
Lead Style Advisor
• Assisted customers by answering style and merchandise related questions in a timely manner
• Modeled a team-oriented leadership style
• Maintained a positive and flexible attitude at all times

Kids Harbor Daycare, Harrisonburg, VA May 2015 – Aug 2015

Evening Assistant
• Provided a safe and inviting atmosphere for children in the four-year-old classroom
• Engaged children in reading, group games, crafts, and individual play
• Kept records of each child, including day to day observations and activities and relayed information to
parents at pick-up time


James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

President’s List Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017
Dean’s List Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Fall 2016