Rachel Schindler
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Location: Pasadena, MD, USA
School: Metropolitan State University of Denver
Major: Human Development and Elementary Education

Rachel Schindler

Passion: Creating a positive learning environment and community that provides students with an engaging and interactive curriculum by integrating their own interests and learning styles.

Bachelor’s Degree - Human Development December 2016
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Elementary Education Licensure December 2016
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Praxis Elementary Exam score: Passed, 185
Colorado Professional Teaching License: Elementary Education July 2019
Colorado Initial Teaching License: Elementary Education February 2017

Teaching Experience
2nd Grade, Classroom Teacher 2017-2019
Patriot Elementary School, Colorado Springs, CO
•Responsible for managing classes of 20-28 second grade students.
•Held an inclusive classroom with integration of special education students and
general education students.
•Attended and participated in multiple IEP meetings for special education students.
•Used a classroom website to communicate and inform student’s parents and
share student’s progress.
•Collaborated with staff members on a PBIS committee to explore and create behavior
interventions and school wide positive behavior procedures and expectations.
•Created agendas and ran PLC meetings with grade level team focusing on
using data to drive instruction and next steps.
•Held an open instruction classroom allowing staff to come watch for instruction ideas, fostering collaboration among staff.
•Fostered an inclusive and positive classroom community with general education
students and special education students through community building lessons and social skills.
•Collaborated with Autism Center classroom for the success of special education students in my classroom.

1st Grade, Classroom Teacher
Otero Elementary School, Colorado Springs, CO
•Taught differentiated groups based on IRLA reading levels through
the American Reading Curriculum.
•Created READ plans and MTSS plans to implement interventions to
aid student growth and limit student learning gaps.
•Created and implemented behavior interventions to increase student
on-task behavior.

1st Grade, Student Teaching
Semper Elementary School, Westminster, CO
•Improved students’ overall literacy scores by creating and implementing adjusted instruction lessons based on gathering and analyzing DIBELS assessment data.
•Increased students’ scores in reading through implementing BURST interventions based on DIBELS data.
•Collaborated with staff members on an MTSS committee to explore adjusted instruction, intervention, and special education opportunities for individual students.
•Differentiated spelling, math and reading groups based on analyzed data from pre-assessments.
•Received International Baccalaureate staff training with Semper staff.
•Integrated IB processes into a larger curriculum and classroom management techniques.

Other Experiences with Children

Patriot Elementary Pom Pon Team- Creator and Coach
Colorado Springs, CO
•Created and implemented a framework for an elementary pom pon and cheer team.
•Organized dancers to attend Revolution Dance Competition. Dancers
placed 1st in the Pom category and received 1st place overall in the novice 7-8 year old category.
•Created and taught choreography for school pep rallies, family nights, and events.
•Ran fundraisers with over 60 elementary students to support dancers attending events and purchasing attire.

Summit Danceworks Dance Studio – Dance Teacher
Colorado Springs, CO
•Taught dance classes in disciplines including jazz, hip-hop, ballet, tap, and pom, for participants 2-13yrs old with an average class size of 8 students.
•Planned and taught summer dance camps for ages 2-12yrs old.
•Participated in the development of a dance curriculum.

Jo’s Footwork Dance Studio – Dance Teacher
Western Springs, IL
•Taught dance classes in disciplines including jazz, hip-hop, ballet, tap, and pom, for participants 2-13yrs old with an average class size of 12 students.
•Planned and taught a weeklong camp for 8 students ages 3-5yrs old. Responsibilities included choreographing and directing both classes and a final show for parents.

Certifications/Honors and Awards
•The Psychology/Human Development Promising Teacher Award
Presented by the Metropolitan State University of Denver Psychology Department. This award recognizes the student who shows outstanding promise as a future teacher.
•Collegiate Honor Society
Invited to membership for holding a cumulative GPA in the top 15% of the MSU Denver class.
•Sigma Sigma Sigma Scholarship Ring Award
Received from getting a semester GPA of 4.0 for two consecutive semesters. Received again for an additional two consecutive semesters with a GPA of a 4.0.
•National Honor Society
Invited to membership for completing a cumulative GPA of a 3.0-4.0, completing volunteer hours and holding leadership positions, and demonstrating good character.

Community Leadership
President-Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority
•Led an executive team of 7 women and oversaw all chapter operations.
•Organized and ran weekly chapter meetings for an average of 45 women.
•Planned and ran a leadership fundraiser for sisters, alumni, and family that raised 133% of target donation goal.
•Worked with members and National Officers to maintain chapter accreditation standards including achieving 10 hours of community service per member and a donation of $2000 towards the Tri Sigma foundation.
•Established and met an above campus average goal for chapter GPA.

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