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Christina Thompson

61 Glen Avenue Midland Park NJ 07432 (201) 937-3531

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A compassionate teacher who seeks to create a safe and friendly classroom environment while also utilizing engaging
instructional methods.

EDUCATION Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ

Bachelor of Arts May 2016
Double Major: Elementary Education & American Studies
Minor: Early Childhood Education
Overall GPA: 3.436 Elementary Education GPA: 3.940 Deans List: 6 Semesters

Early Childhood Education Certification Preschool- 3

Elementary Education Certification K- 6
Substitute Teacher’s Credential, State of New Jersey, Grades N- 12, All Subjects, June 2014

October 2017- Jackson Avenue Elementary School, Hackensack, NJ
Present 2nd Grade Teacher (Maternity Leave Replacement)
● Use mindfulness practices to support student emotional development
● Individualize math instruction by supplementing the curriculum with small group lessons
● Differentiate reading workshop by grouping children in small groups and supporting
independent reading with leveled books
● Personalize writing workshop by supporting whole group instruction while conferring with
students individually
● Volunteer at Parent Academy and PTA events
September 2016- Hawes Elementary School, Ridgewood, NJ
October 2017 Teacher Assistant/Special Education Aide – LLD Classroom
● Shadowed various students all day in their general education setting
● Used Fountas and Pinnell benchmark assessments to assess students’ progress in ELA and
● Taught Orton-Gillingham curriculum and enVisonMath lessons in whole group and small
Spring 2016 Indian Fields Elementary School, Dayton, NJ
Student Teacher – 1st Grade
● Created and taught guided reading groups with individualized level books based on students
running records.
● Taught reading and writing workshop using Lucy Calkins curriculum.
● Incorporated Words Their Way to teach word study
● Implemented responsive classroom approach for character education
● Designed a Daily 5 Rainbow as a form of self-regulation.
● Attended all professional workshops, weekly first grade lesson planning meetings, the play The
Lion King, and Technology Night at Indian Fields
2015- 2016 Ridgewood School District, Ridgewood NJ
Substitute Teacher- Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th Grade
● Instructed math post assessments
● Monitored math activities, facilitated read a-louds, and escorted students to their assigned
Spring 2015 Indian Fields Elementary School, Dayton, NJ
Junior Practicum- 4th Grade
Fall 2014 Maurice Hawk Elementary, Princeton Junction, NJ
Junior Practicum- 1st Grade
● Incorporated the use of Smart Board in math lessons
● Observed centers in a kindergarten class in the morning
Spring 2014 Eldridge Park Elementary, Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Sophomore Professional Experience- 1st Grade
● Attended art classes with students, assisted with in-class assignments, and participated in read
2014- 2016 Midland Park School District, Midland Park, NJ
Substitute Teacher – Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 5th Grade
● Administered reading pre-assessments and spelling tests
● Led morning meeting, recorded the lunch count, and accompanied students to lunch and recess

2015- Present Wyckoff Family YMCA, Wyckoff, NJ
Kid Central Employee

Summer 2012- Borough of Midland Park, Midland Park, NJ

Present Camp Counselor- 1st& 2nd Grade Girls and 5 & 6th Grade Girls

EXPERIENCE Girl Scouts of America, Midland Park, NJ
Summer 2011 Girl Scout Gold Award Project
● Created a Safety First Program for the incoming kindergarten class to teach pedestrian safety,
safety around animals, stranger danger, and how to call 911
● Made and designed engaging lessons and supplemental materials (certificates, pretend
● Fostered parental involvement throughout the registration process
● Led all aspects of the instruction of every session

VOLUNTEER Volunteer Teacher (7 Years –Present) - Church of the Nativity, Midland Park, NJ

PROFESSIONAL “Guided Math Development Workshop” March 11 2016

DEVELOPMENT “Language Difference or Learning Need- Special Education Considerations” Indian Fields
February 2016
“Engaging 3rd-8th Graders in the Classroom” Rider University November 2015
“Using Formative Assessment to Inform Instruction” Rider University November 2015
“K-2 NGSS & Blended Learning” Jackson Avenue Elementary School, October 2017
“Teaching Synthesis with Nonfiction Texts” LitTogether Teacher Leader Project,
January/February 2018

HONORS Girl Scout Gold Award Recipient

Kappa Delta Pi Member (International Education Honor Society)

COMPUTER GoNoodle, SMART Notebook, Prezi, LinkedIn, Weebly, Seesaw, Edpuzzle, Smart Board,
SKILLS Microsoft Word, Publisher, Power Point, Excel, Apple products