Resume’

HEATHER MICHEL

Hagerstown, MD 21740            Cell: 510-290-8941

heathermichel@rocketmail.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Engaging Math teacher skilled at encouraging and inspiring high school students. Strives to reach out to students to help them reach the highest level of academic success possible, specializing in individualized instruction based on students’ needs and interests. Desires a long term teaching position at the high school level. Bringing 20 years experience as a High School Science Teacher. Devoted to bridging the gender gap in science-based careers. Cares deeply about student success. Creative lesson planner who excels at motivating and inspiring students.

SKILLS

  • MD Teaching Certificate
  • Core competencies
  • Active listener
  • Organizational development knowledge
  • IEPs knowledge
  • Strong written and verbal communicator
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Fast learner
  • Motivated to help others
  • Highly dependable
  • ActivInspire knowledge
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Understands Animoto and Prezi

 

WORK HISTORY

classroom teacher                                  08/2009 to 06/2011

Al-Rahmah Islamic School – Johnnycake Rd, Baltimore, MD 21244

  • Taught 2 periods of Physical Science for grade 8 each day. Taught 2 periods of Earth Science for grade 6 each day. Taught 1 period of Pre-Algebra for grade 8 each day. Taught 1 period of Algebra 1 for grade 9 each day. Taught 1 period of Geometry for grade 10 each day.
  • Established clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects.
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students’ varying
  • needs.
  • Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Attended 2 staff meetings each month and served on the Family Math
  • Night Committee.
  • Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student
  • interest and maximize learning.
  • Taught students to utilize problem solving methodology and techniques
  • in labs.
  • Communicated with peers, colleagues, administrators and parents to
  • meet and exceed teaching goals.
  • Created lesson plans in line with state curriculum and school curriculum
  • standards.
  • Created an interactive classroom atmosphere to maintain student
  • interest and facilitate learning.
  • Identified areas of weakness with individual students and tailored
  • lessons accordingly.
  • Coordinated with the Principal to address discipline issues.
  • Graded student work and kept careful records of grades.
  • Recommended student promotion and retention.
  • Maintained accurate and complete student records as required by
  • laws, district policies and administrative regulations.
  • Developed, administered and graded tests in order to evaluate
  • students’ progress.
  • Pursued professional development activities to broaden and deepen
  • knowledge of content and teaching skills.
  • Acted as a positive role model for students and colleagues.
  • Selected textbooks, equipment and other instructional materials.
  • Supervised teacher aides and volunteers each year in Science Fair
  • and weekly SEMAA labs.

classroom teacher                                03/2003 to 06/2004

Kingsway Academy of Special Education – Sykesville, MD

  • Taught 1 period of Math Skills for grades 6 through 8 each day.
  • Taught 1 period of Pre-Algebra for grades 9 through 10 each day.
  • Taught 1 period of Algebra 1 for grades 11 through 12 each day.
  • Taught 1 periods of Biology for grades 9 through 10 each day.
  • Taught 1 period of General Science for grades 6 through 8 each day.
  • Taught 1 period of English for grades 9 through 10 each day.
  • Created lesson plans in line with state curriculum and school curriculum standards.
  • Established clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects.
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students’ varying needs.
  • Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning.
  • Communicated with peers, colleagues, administrators, and parents to meet and exceed teaching goals.
  • Created an interactive classroom atmosphere to maintain student interest and facilitate learning.
  • Created engaging and dynamic lessons with an emphasis on improving students’ written and verbal communication skills.
  • Identified areas of weakness with individual students and tailored lessons accordingly.
  • Coordinated with the entire staff to address discipline issues.
  • Proofread and evaluated students’ writing and gave feedback.
  • Recommended student promotion and retention.
  • Graded student work and kept careful records of grades.
  • Maintained accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies and administrative regulations.
  • Developed, administered and graded tests in order to evaluate students’ progress.
  • Acted as a positive role model for students and colleagues.

classroom teacher                                           09/2005 to 06/2007

New Mark of Excellence – Windsor Mill, MD

  • Taught 1 period of English for grade 9 each day.
  • Taught 1 period of Physics for grades 11 through 12 each day.
  • Taught 1 period of Algebra 1 for grade 9 each day.
  • Taught 2 periods of Pre-Algebra for grades 7 through 8 each day.
  • Taught 1 period of Biology for grades 9 through 10 each day.
  • Established clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects.
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students’ varying needs.
  • Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Taught students to utilize problem-solving methodology and techniques during labs.
  • Created an interactive classroom atmosphere to maintain student interest and facilitate learning.
  • Coordinated with the Principal to address discipline issues.
  • Graded student work and kept careful records of grades.
  • Developed, administered and graded tests in order to evaluate students’ progress.
  • Acted as a positive role model for students and colleagues.

classroom teacher                                       09/2002 to 06/2006

Bittersweet Home School Co-op – Catonsville, MD

  • Taught 1 period of Physics for grades 11 through 12 each Friday.
  • Taught 1 period of Physical Science for grades 7 through 8 each Friday.
  • Taught 1 period of Language Arts for grades 4 through 5 each Friday.
  • Taught my son every subject from grade 1 to grade 4 Monday through Thursday, including Science and Language Arts homework from Co-op.
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students’ varying needs.
  • Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Taught students to utilize problem-solving methodology and techniques during labs.
  • Communicated with peers, colleagues, administrators, and parents to meet and exceed teaching goals.
  • Created an interactive classroom atmosphere to maintain student interest and facilitate learning.
  • Created engaging and dynamic lessons with an emphasis on improving students’ written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proofread and evaluated students’ writing and gave feedback.
  • Acted as a positive role model for students and colleagues.
  • Selected textbooks, equipment, and other instructional materials.

EDUCATION

Online Masters of Distance Education and eLearning         2017 from UMUC – Adelphi, MD

Masters of Secondary Education                 2015 from McDaniel College – Westminster, MD

Bachelor of Science: Mathematics, Minor in Physics      1995 from UMBC – Catonsville, MD       Certificate in Secondary Education in Mathematics (passed the Praxis Exam for Math)

  •              Magna cum Laude
  •             Recipient of MD Distinguished Scholar Award
  •             Recipient of MD Teacher Scholarship