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Colleen Lefere

colleen.lefere@gmail.com OBJECTIVE To receive a full time Elementary teaching position where I can use my past experiences to provide a successful learning environment to all students. 2012-Present Grand Valley State University Allendale, Michigan Graduate Teacher Certification Program Major: Social Studies Minor: Elementary Education 2007-2010 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI Degree: Bachelors Major: Sales and Business Marketing Minor: Business 2006-2007 Central Michigan University Mt. Pleasant, MI Major: Undecided

EDUCATION

EXPERIENCE

February 2014-Present Title I Interventionist Orchard View School 2770 Leffingwell Avenue NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525 Motivated students through a variety of activities to attend Morning Math Club Developed lessons to reinforce classroom lessons in Morning Math Club Adapted provided lesson plans to fit the needs of the students Improved students comprehension skills through a variety of lessons and modeling

Colleen Lefere
colleen.lefere@gmail.com January 2014-April 2014 Student Teacher Orchard View School 2770 Leffingwell Avenue NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525 Evaluated understanding through formative and summative assessment Individualized lessons by providing a variety of skill level activities Collaborated with Mentor Teacher to ensure successful lesson August 2013- December 2013 Teacher Assistant Orchard View School 2770 Leffingwell Avenue NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525 Led small groups of students to ensure deeper understanding of information Carried out whole group and small group math lessons using a variety channels (SmartBoard, no technology, etc.) Organized student work October 2012- June 2013 Substitute Teacher Queen of the Miraculous Medal School 811 S. Wisner Jackson, MI 49203 Executed daily lesson plans prepared by the absent teacher Facilitated verbal tests Infused technology into daily lesson plans using computers, SmartBoards, and Elmo Document Cameras

Colleen Lefere
colleen.lefere@gmail.com WORK EXPERIENCE October 2010- March 2012 Associate Field Sales Manager Great American Opportunities Pittsburgh, PA 15203 Instructed principals, staff, and students on how to effectively sell magazines and candy Prepared materials for the staff to encourage the sale and materials for students to take home Led kick off launches with enthusiasm to get the students excited to sell Managed existing clients to help insure they meet or exceed their fundraising expectations Organized cloud based CRM software to properly balance a sales and account management role September 2012-Present Researcher The Smith Consulting Group 180 W. Michigan Ave #300 Jackson, MI 49201 Prepare complete call lists of potential candidates for our recruiter to call on Research potential clients in which our candidates would be a successful placement Utilize the recruiting database to update candidate information April 2012-June 2012 Account Executive Automatic Data Processing 1000 Cliff Mine Rd Pittsburgh, PA 15275 Organized calling lists and updated client information within the company database Work through existing client lists, within an assigned territory, to consolidate all business services Identify the proper insurance solution to an existing or potential client that best fit their financial regulatory and civic needs. Manage a high volume of outbound and inbound calls to drive sales.

Colleen Lefere
colleen.lefere@gmail.com HOBBIES/ INTERESTS ORGANIZATIONS Sports- played basketball, volleyball and soccer Social Media- modified and updated company website, experience with Facebook and Twitter Traveling- backpacked through Europe Technology- took a class on use of a SmartBoard MACUL (Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning)

CERTIFICATES

Life, Accident and Health Insurance License obtained May 2012