Kristen Rich
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Location: Kokomo, IN, USA
University: Ball State University
Major: Elementary Education with a focus in Early Childhood Program Administration

Kristen Rich

Current Position:
Bona Vista Programs Kokomo, IN November 2015-present
● Paths to QUALITY Coach
➢ Coach child care providers in Indiana Quality Rating and Improvement System, Paths to QUALITY
➢ Organize and maintain lending library
➢ Facilitate conversations with communities at resource fairs
➢ Create and facilitate professional development trainings
➢ Represent Bona Vista at Policy Council meetings for a Head Start grantee to make program wide decisions
➢ Provide technical assistance to providers along developmentally appropriate practices
➢ Document all interactions with providers into database
➢ Recruit providers to join Paths to QUALITY
➢ Work as a team member to complete office goals
Teaching Experiences:
G.L.A.S.S. Developmental Preschool at Linnwood Lafayette, IN April 2013-November 2015
• Developmental Preschool Teacher
 Teacher for 3 sessions of classes of three to five year olds with special needs.
 Supervised and evaluated up to three paraprofessionals.
 Implemented and wrote Individualized Education Programs for children with various disabilities, as well as attending meetings pertaining to these IEPs.
 Developed curriculum using Indiana Standards, Creative Curriculum framework, Zoo-Phonics curriculum, and thematic units.
 Planned and implemented literacy, art, math, and Zoo-Phonics lessons for large and small groups
 Communicated with parents on individual student achievements and classroom updates through newsletters and parent teacher conferences.
 Guided volunteer on expectations and tasks.
 Planned and coordinated field trips.
 Hosted resource visitors to the classroom.
 Attended school-wide meetings, including staff meetings and professional development opportunities.
 Assessed children using DIBELS, ISTAR KR, the Bracken School Readiness Assessment, and informal assessments.
Other Work Experience:
Tippecanoe County Health Department Part time Clerk Lafayette, IN May 2011-August 2012
Frankfort Community Public Library Frankfort, IN April 2009-August 2011
• Children’s Page
 Engaged children in a variety of interactive programs, including reading, crafts, baking, and other learning activities.
 Organized, arranged, and cataloged books and paperwork in the department.
 Handled patrons with checking out material, as well as guiding patrons to material that they were seeking.
 Took part in preparing and assisted when needed in running of children’s and teen’s programs for summer reading.
 Worked at Rossville, Mulberry, and Michigantown branches to assist librarians in everyday library functions and summer reading programs
Education and Licensure:
Purdue University West Lafayette, IN May 2013
Bachelor of Science, Health and Human Sciences
● Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs
Ball State University
Master of Arts, Elementary Education Muncie, IN Expected July 2019
• Elementary Education with a focus in Early Childhood Program Administration
Indiana Teaching License: PP Expires: May 2020
● Early Childhood Education: PK-3
● Mild Intervention: PK-3

Other Activities:
● Professional Development Specialist for the CDA Council for Professional Recognition
● Recording Secretary, Psi Iota Xi Sorority, Delta Zeta Chapter
● Membership Development Chapter Advisor for Alpha Xi Delta, Alpha Eta Chapter

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