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Location: Garden Grove, CA, USA
School: California State University, Fullerton
Major: Child and Adolescent Development


Kaitlyn Esser
11791 Ardis Drive ------------
Garden Grove, CA 92841 ------------

To obtain a position as a teacher wherein I can benefit and enrich the lives of students and the community in which I work.

Garden Grove Unified School District November 2017 – Present
Substitute Teacher
•As a substitute teacher I provide instruction to students (K-12) while their Master Teacher is absent. While employed as a substitute I have had several long-term positions. The duration of these positions ranged from two weeks to three months.
•For the 2019-2020 school year I was placed in a long-term position from March 2020-June 2020 for a Moderate/Severe Special Education class. During this time, I obtained experience in Remote Teaching (Virtual Teaching).

Target November 2013 – November 2017
Guest Service Team Leader
•I ran a team of up to thirty people and was responsible for ensuring the satisfaction of guests. This job required me to be able to manage workloads, prioritize tasks, think quickly, problem solve, and communicate well with others.

Crosby Elementary School September 2016 – May 2017
Undergraduate Internship
•During the 2016-2017 academic year I interned at Crosby Elementary school. During this time, I worked in a 6th grade special education classroom.
•My responsibilities included helping students with their homework, working in small reading groups, and individualized/one-on-one instruction with students.

Knotts Berry Farm February 2010- November 2013
Team Leader
•While employed at Knott’s Berry Farm I worked in merchandise/retail. My job responsibilities included helping guests, solving problems, regular cleaning of the store, handling currency, and leading a team of twenty people.

California State University, Fullerton Writing Center September 2013 – July 2014
Writing Tutor
•While employed at the writing center I worked one-on-one with fellow students on any written assignment.

Bachelors of Science, Child and Adolescent Development May 2017
California State University, Fullerton


•30 Day Emergency Credential
•Passing status on the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) – passing date: 8/31/17
•LiveScan/fingerprinting: 9/28/17

•Patient when with working with young children.
•Perseveres through challenges.
•Able to communicate effectively with young children.
•Experience in Special Education Classrooms (Mild/Moderate, Moderate/Severe)
•Experience working with a large team.
•Proficient with computers (Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Zoom, Google Classroom)

Early Childhood Education