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Alyssa Keenan

Phone: (908) 328-9180 Email: lyssakeenan@yahoo.com


6 Wedgewood Drive, Annandale, New Jersey 08801

Objective:
Obtain an Elementary Education teaching position to promote intellectual curiosity, encourage and support
children, and provide an innovative curriculum that fosters successful child development.

Education and Honors:


The College of New Jersey, Ewing, New Jersey May 2017
Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and English
GPA; 3.74 - Cum Laude, Dean’s List all semesters
Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society – Gamma Zeta Chapter Spring 2016

Certifications:
CEAS, Early Childhood Education, State of New Jersey May 2017
• Praxis Exam – Early Childhood Education: Multiple Subjects December 2016
• Praxis Exam - Elementary Education: Content Knowledge January 2017
Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Training, The College of New Jersey September 2016

Teaching Experience:
The Peck School, Morristown, New Jersey August 2017 - Present
Associate Teacher
• Teach in a fourth grade classroom of nineteen students.
• Taught for one year in a second grade classroom of seventeen students.
• Create, implement and teach guided math lessons daily using Math In Focus curriculum.
• Provide differentiated guided reading instruction, focusing on comprehension, inferencing and written
responses to literature.
• Fostered classroom community through Responsive Classroom techniques, morning meetings, and a
mindfulness driven approach.
• Designed and provided engaging instruction in all subjects aligned with grade level curriculum and student
goals.
• Participate in all parent conferences and meetings.
• Integrate technology into all areas of the curriculum through one to one iPad program.
• Ran numerous after school enrichment programs as well as re-developed and volunteered in the school’s
Afterschool program.
• Utilized technology to streamline parent communication and to provide feedback to students.
• Volunteered as a member the Inclusion, Equity and Justice committee that works to bring diversity, equity,
and social justice curriculum and knowledge into the school.

Franklin Township School, Quakertown, New Jersey Spring 2017


Student Teacher
• Taught in a Kindergarten classroom of eleven students.
• Developed weekly lesson plans in all content areas that outlined objectives, activities, differentiation,
assessments, and Common Core State Standards.
• Created and conducted lessons in all subjects throughout the course of the semester until teaching full time
in the classroom.
• Utilized Journey’s Literacy, Math In Focus, Science Fusion, and 100 Book Challenge curriculums.
• Utilized Responsive Classroom curriculum throughout the school day to aid in student’s social and
physical development.
• Developed strong and meaningful relationships with all students as well as staff.
• Developed goals for all students and encouraged as well as challenged them to successfully meet those
goals.

Lawrenceville Elementary School, Lawrenceville, New Jersey Fall 2016


Senior Undergraduate Field Experience
• Weekly practicum experience in a third grade classroom of fifteen students.
• Developed and conducted a comprehensive two week Writer’s Workshop unit focused on biographies.
Planned lessons, objectives, assessments, differentiation, and final project.
• Created and taught weekly lessons in all content areas, using goals and objectives that align with the
Common Core State Standards.
• Utilized the Responsive Classroom curriculum during Morning Meeting and lessons.
• Utilized Go Math and Journey’s Literacy and Let Me Learn curriculums.

Work Experience:
Assistant Teacher Summer 2014 - Summer 2017
The Goddard School, Flemington, NJ
• Taught in the infant room, caring for infant’s daily needs, focused primarily on ages 8 weeks to 12 months.
• Taught in the preschool room, implementing lesson plans and caring for children ages 3-4.
• Maintained and organized classroom daily, maintained attendance records and other personal paperwork
pertaining to the children.
• Ensured the health, safety and wellbeing of the children, to abide the local regulations and safety protocols,
to motivate and stimulate the children’s learning abilities, while building strong relationships with parents
and coworkers.
Nanny/Babysitter (Various Families) 2010 - Present
• Cared for children aging from infants to thirteen years.
• Provided transportation, helped with meal preparation, assisted with housekeeping, children’s personal
hygiene and also conducted occasional overnight stays.
• Supported children’s personal interests through activities and games that foster their growth.

Professional Development:
Comprehensive IMSE Orton-Gillingham Training March 2019
Phonological Awareness and Beginning Orton-Gillingham Training December 2018
Agency By Design July 2018
Introduction to Responsive Classroom Workshop March 2018
NJAIS What The Tech is Going On? December 2017
NJAIS Equity and Justice/Diversity and Multicultural Forum Dinner October 2017
NJAIS Instructional Skills Workshop August 2017
Professional Development on Adaptations and Differentiation November 2016
Professional Development on Interactive Notebooks November 2016
Project Learning Tree October 2016
Introduction to Guided Reading October 2016
Teaching and Learning With Monarch Butterflies August 2016