Melanie Drinkwater
Teaching Science
Location: West Sayville, NY, USA
School: Stony Brook University
Field of Study: Teaching Science

Melanie Drinkwater

Education
SUNY Stony Brook, New York: Graduated December 2019
Master of Arts in Teaching Science
GPA: 3.97/4.00

Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana: Graduated May 2017
Bachelor of Arts, Biology
GPA: 3.75/4.00

Teaching Certifications: January 2020
Biology (Completed), General Science (Completed), Chemistry (In Progress)

Experience
Substitute Teacher, substitute teacher in Sayville High School (2019-Present) and Center Moriches High School (2018-Present) Long Island, NY.

Teaching Assistant at Goshen College, Cell Biology & Genetics (2015), Microbiology (2016), Microbial Biology (2017), Anatomy and Physiology (2017)
• Instructed labs for up to 30 students at a time ensuring aseptic technique is used by all students in the lab
• Graded labs, exams and assignments for 60+ students
• Supervised a team of teaching assistants in microbiology lab
• Member of microbial research team studying Streptococcus mutans prevalence

Regional Marketing Manager at International Beverage Company (2019-present)
Leader of the New York State Marketing Team for Beverage Company
• Manage/supervise a team of brand ambassadors including interviews, job training, schedules, and supplies
• Organize and staff marketing events across New York State
• Write monthly newsletters which include updates and nationwide statistics

S.T.R.O.N.G Youth, Soccer Coach Uniondale, NY (2018)
Coach for the Strong Youth soccer program at Brentwood West Middle School, a non-profit organization that helps students dealing with gang violence, etc. in districts across Long Island
• Designed drills with the other coaches to follow daily themes for self-improvement
• Facilitated positive communication and attitudes on and off the field
• Counseled the youth to improve their relationships with one another and become members of one team

Tutor at The Knowledge Roundtable and Superior Athletics Gym, Farmingdale, NY (2012-present)
Tutor and mentor for middle and high school aged students from school districts twice weekly in all subjects with specialties in Science, Math, and Spanish
• Succeeded in helping all students raise grades in all target subjects
• Advising students how to better use their time when studying and test taking
• Devising plans for the specific learning needs of each student
Additional Certifications
• Identification of Child Abuse and Neglect (certified NYS reporter)
• DASA (Dignity for All Students Act)
• Project Save
• Substance Abuse

Skills
• Fluent in Spanish Language
• Sustainable agriculture techniques such as vermicompost and canning
• Bacterial assays, staining and identification of bacteria, ELISA testing

Professional Organizations
• NSTA Member (National Science Teachers Association)
• STANYS Member (Science Teachers of New York State)

Extra-Curricular Activities
• Division I Intercollegiate Soccer and Track & Field
• Goshen College Symphony Orchestra Violist, Women’s World Choir Soprano
• Science Olympiad Regional Competition Event Leader

Volunteer Experience
• Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center Teaching Assistant. Tours to school groups and adult groups including environmental education, sustainable living techniques, and monthly night hikes called the enchanted forest where students learn about local animals and why they need to be taken care of (2013-17)
• Merry Lea Sustainable Farm work with agriculture and farm animals. Experience building window boxes, canning, vermicompost, etc. (2013-17)
• Baccalaureate Service Leader for the class of 2017 at Goshen College
• Samba360 Providing Soccer Equipment to Children in Need (2018-Present)

Study Abroad (Spanish Experience)
Costa Rica, Agriculture and Missions, Farm Internship. Worked with sustainable farming methodologies like bio-waste with methane producing bacteria to improve farm productivity and overall farm sustainability. Got involved in the local community by setting up small sustainable chicken coops for families and teaching them how to sustain them (May - July 2015)

Peru, Language, culture, and Peruvian history studies in Lima, followed by voluntary work at the free-clinic medical health center of Belen, Ayacucho. Taught youth the correct way to brush their teeth. Work with Walla Inca, an organization working with low income youth, as a soccer coach for children. (Jan- Aug 2016, June - Nov 2017)

Jamaica, Teaching Literacy and Science with JAFSP (Jamaica Field Service Project) through Potsdam University. Spent two weeks teaching literacy and science to students in first through sixth grade. After school, would run students through some fun games and drills with the donated soccer balls provided by Samba 360.

References
Joseph Filippone, Retired Administrator/Educator, Stony Brook University Professor, Phone:------------
Caren Gough, Retired Educator, Stony Brook University Professor,
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