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Mrs.  Alyssa  Cash
First Grade
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Subjects Taught
First Grade, Third Grade

Education

I graduated from the University of North Texas in 2010.  I earned my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. I am certified in these areas:

  • EC-4
  • ESL (English as a Second Language)

I am also a graduate of Red Oak High School class of 2006.  I am very proud to be able to work in the district I went to school in for so many years. 



Experience

 

3rd grade teacher: Wooden Elementary August 2012-May 2015

 

Long-term substitute: Wooden Elementary in Red Oak ISD    Jan. 2012 to April 2012

I worked with a 2nd grade bilingual class and learned a great deal about the importance of classroom management and structure. During my time there I created my own system of structure because due to the situation there was none set in place.

Mother’s Day Out Pre-K 4 teacher: Creekside Church of Christ    June 2011 to Jan. 2012

During my time here I grew further in my teaching abilities. I was able to use my knowledge from my prior year of teaching pre-k and apply that in a new aspect.

Pre-K 3 teacher: Ingram Elementary in Ferris ISD Aug. 2010 to June 2011

During this year I learned many valuable lessons that have helped me develop into a more knowledgeable teacher.

 ·    I have created weekly lesson plans for my teacher assistants and I. My lesson plans have helped us work together to create a positive environment that is conducive to learning.

·    I have made several PowerPoint’s to extend my lesson topics. This has been very beneficial in gaining the students attention and introducing them to technology.

·    My team members and I have collaborated to make important decisions in regard to lesson plans. We also team-teach to diversify the students learning experience.  

·    I have implemented learning centers because I believe they create endless learning opportunities.

·    I have arranged meetings and contacted parents to inform them of their students’ progress or concerns.

·    I have implemented rules in order to manage my classroom effectively.

·    I individualize the learning experience in order to meet each of my student’s needs.

Student teaching: Winnetka Elementary in Dallas ISD Jan. 2010 to May 2010

During this time I worked with 1st and 2nd grades in a primarily bilingual environment. This allowed me to put my ESL certification into use.

·       I learned how to adapt my lessons in order to fit the ESL student’s needs.

·       The 1st grade class I assisted, participated in the dual language program. It was very interesting to see how this worked and I learned the value of students helping each other grow with the teacher being only a guide in this process.

I also learned how to work well with other teachers. It is very important to be a team player so that everyone can do their job knowing that they are supported.

Teacher’s Assistant: Shields Elementary in Red Oak ISD August 2005-May 2006

For one of my Senior classes, I went to an elementary school and

assisted the 2nd grade teachers for a portion of the day.

My duties consisted of:

·    Grading papers

·    Teaching mini-lessons

·    One on one tutoring

 



Bio

To be an effective teacher, I believe it is crucial to always put the students first. It is my goal to prepare students for life by giving them confidence and a sense of self worth. I will be successful by encouraging students daily through my words and actions. I believe it is important to be encouraging, respectful and show leadership when needed. My desire is to create a positive environment by the attitude and standards that I put forth each day.