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Matthew R.

461 Carolina Woods Drive
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29588


Bachelor of Science in Education, Clarion University of Pennsylvania May 2009

 Major: Secondary Education, Spanish K-12
 Minors: Anthropology and Latin American & Caribbean Studies
 Overall Grade Point Average: 3.62 Magna Cum Laude
 Spanish QPA: 3.76
 Pennsylvania and South Carolina teaching certificates

Graduate Work, Coastal Carolina University ~Working on Masters in Instructional

Technology ~ Spring 2017- Present ~ 21 Credits Completed. Final 9 credits to be
completed in the Spring of 2018.

Online Teaching Endorsement ~ Summer 2017

Read to Succeed Class HCS ~ Fall 2016

Gifted and Talented Endorsement

Summer 2010
 Edu 608 and 609 Curriculum for Gifted and Talented students.

International Inlingua Language Center, Quito, Ecuador Summers 2006 and 2008
 Acquired knowledge of customs and culture
 Courses in Spanish
-Ecuadorian Literature
-Advanced Spanish Grammar
-Spanish Conversation

Professional Experience

Horry County School District, Horry County, South Carolina July 2009- Present
 High School Spanish Teacher at Socastee High School, Myrtle Beach
 Taught Spanish 1, 2, 3H, 4H and International Baccalaureate
 **Socastee High School Teacher of The Year ~2017-2018**
 100% Passing IB Test Spring 2015, 2016 and 2017
 Highest IB Scores ~ Spring 2015, 2016 and 2017
 Attended FETC Conference, Orlando, FL – January 2016
 Homebound teacher ~ 2012- Present
 Attended IB Training June, 2014 – St. Pete Beach, FL
 Planned and organized a trip to Costa Rica, Central America with EF
Tours. 15 students attended this trip in July of 2014
 Spanish Club Sponsor 2013-Present
 Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball coach (4 winning seasons) 2009-2012
 Finalist for Socastee High School – Teacher of the Year -2012 and
 Chaperoned Senior Trip to Disney World – Spring 2013, 2015 & 2016 and
 Attended High Schools that Work Conference in New Orleans, LA in July
 Attended High Schools that Work Conference in Nashville, TN in July 2011
 Participated in the Laptop Initiative Technology training. Spring 2011
 Planned and organized a trip to Costa Rica, Central America with EF
Tours. 19 students attended this trip in June of 2011
 Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Coach 2011
 Member of Palmetto State Teachers Association 2010-Present
 2009-2010 Rookie Teacher of the Year Award
 Chaperoned Washington D.C field trip with 85 students in the Spring of

Substitute Teaching

Northern Area Substitute Service, Pittsburgh, PA May – June 2009

 Day to day substitute teacher
 Service to North Allegheny and surrounding school districts

Student Teaching

Brookville Area High School, Brookville, PA March – April 2009

 Daily lessons in Spanish I and II
 Enhanced lessons with the use of Promethean Interactive Whiteboards
 Motivated students by incorporating a participation reward system
 Collaborated with other professionals to learn new technology
 Responsible for weekly reports on IEP progress

Clarion Area High School, Clarion, PA January – March 2009

 Daily lessons in Spanish I and II
 Created bulletin board of authentic Ecuadorian artifacts
 Incorporated Ecuadorian culture into lesson based on bulletin board
 Developed and customized unit plan “La Familia”
 Responsible for student assessments and recording grades
 Contacted parents with news of success and concerns about students
 Chaperoned student dance and attended sports events

Field Experience

Franklin Area High School, Franklin, PA April – May 2008

 Instructed unit on Afro-Latino culture
 Introduced lesson on different dances from around the world
 Assisted cooperating teacher daily in duties and responsibilities

Special Skills / Experiences

 8 years of experience teaching in a diverse public high school
 Proficient in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel, Mobi, Google
 Study experiences in Ecuador, South America
 Knowledge of Latin America and Anthropological methods
 Toured Spain with North Allegheny High School Summer 2004

Awards / Activities
 Northeast Conference for the Teacher Of Foreign Language, March 2008
 Collegiate Foreign Language Honor Society
 Recipient of International Scholar Award from Clarion University
 Outstanding performance certificate from Clarion University’s
Department of Modern Languages
 Stage Chair Campus Fest concert Fall 2006
 Boy Scouts of America 1999 – 2006
 Eagle Scout

Work Experiences

Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA Fall 2006 – Spring 2008

 Modern Language Lab tutor
 Professor’s Assistant, Department of Modern Languages

Ed Bayer Design LLC. 2006-2008

 Spanish interpreter, translator and foreman

References for Matthew R. Kling

1. Dr. Paul Browning ~ Principal at Socastee High School

2. Mr. Francis Scott O’Brien ~ Assistant Principal at Socastee High School

3. Mrs. Joy Graves ~ Assistant Principal at Socastee High School

4. Mr. Dave McLaughlin ~ Assistant Principal at Socastee High School

5. Mr. Danny Wilson ~ IB Coordinator and Chairperson of Socastee High

School’s Department of Foreign Languages.