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A B B A G A I L L.

H A M I LT O N
Permanent Address cell: (810) 931-2446
10280 Walnut Shores Drive e-mail:
hamil272@msu.edu
Fenton, Michigan 48430

OBJECTIVE
To teach in an Early Childhood Setting in Tulsa, Oklahoma and become involved in the
school’s extra-curricular activities.

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS AND C E RT I F I C AT I O N S

Highly Qualified Teacher May


2011
Elementary Provisional Certificate

Minors: Mathematics, English


Endorsements: Mathematics, English, Special Education, and Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Special Education - Learning Disabilities


May 2010
Michigan State University, East Lansing MI
• Bachelor of Special Education - Learning Disabilities
• Cumulative GPA: 3.8/4.0

Academic Honors
• Kappa Delta Pi Member
• Chicago Internship-College of Education Scholarship Recipient
• Dean’s List (7 semesters)

P R O F E S S I O N A L E D U C AT I O N A L E X P E R I E N C E

Urban Student Teaching Internship September 2010 - May 2011


Semester 1: Woodlawn Community School, Woodlawn, IL - HeadStart Pre-Kindergarten
• Integrated more physical activity into our Morning Message Experience.
• Helped the students create and publish their own letter, number, color, and shape
books.
• Was in-charge of teaching the daily life skills.
• Wrote songs for different centers of the classroom.
Semester 2: Canter Middle School, Hyde Park, IL
• Created the Star-of-the-Week showcase.
• Helped the students as well as my mentor teacher create a more organized
classroom.
• Have introduced authentic writing, reading, mathematic, and science lessons daily.

Student Teacher/Job Shadow September 2005 - May 2010


Worked in the classroom alongside the full-time teacher assisting with all of the classroom
duties.
• State Road Elementary School (Fenton, Michigan) - 4th grade
• Knopf Learning Center (Flint, Michigan) – Cognitive Impairment, Ages 9-12
• Orchard Park Middle School (Orchard Park, New York) – 7th Grade Resource Room, 8th
grade Spanish
• Eastern High School (Lansing, Michigan) – Remedial Science
• Forest View Elementary School (East Lansing, Michigan) – K/1 Grade
• Dimondale Elementary School (Dimondale, Michigan) – Kindergarten
Tutoring May 2004 - December 2010
Prepared individualized academic achievement plans for a students ranging in age from 4 –
16 years of age. Built a clientele of over ten families in one summer based upon word of
mouth recommendations.
• Created work plans that successfully assessed individual ability and need using
the knowledge gained from my Special Education volunteer experience.
• Developed attainable goal and reward benchmarks for each student.

Summer Intern, M&T Bank Consumer Lending Department Summer of


2007 - 2008
• Assisted in the implementation of a new process for documenting customer inquiries.
·Coordinated documentation of loan requests.
·Successfully trained in loan processing procedures.

R E L AT E D E X P E R I E N C E S
Adviser of Homework Club January 2011 -
April 2011
Assisted anywhere between three to nine students in the completion of their homework
twice a week after school.

Assistant Coach of Girls’ Basketball Team `January 2011 - March 2011


Helped run practice twice a week and prepare for our games by suggesting certain drills and
physical conditioning activities to engage in.

Friendshop Volunteer October 2006 - October


2008
Planned and implemented after school thematic activities for elementary-aged students.

Special Needs Dance Instructor May 2010 - August 2010


Helped to choregraph routines and plan exercises for adults and pre-teens with Special
Needs.

P R O F E SS I O N A L DE V E LO P M E N T

Literacy Conference
February 2011
Attended a two-day conference that focused on ways of teaching writing that would appeal
to reluctant writers.
Urban Needs In Teacher Education Conference (UNITE)
January 2011
Participated in a weekend-long conference in which future and current educators presented
information about the current high school dropout rate in Chicago Public Schools and
different teaching techniques that could be implemented in order to help retain this
population of students.

Science Instruction at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium


October 2010
Attended a day long presentation about the rules and regulations that surround the
HeadStart program. Much discussion took place about how to further engage parents in their
children’s educational experience.

HeadStart-Early Childhood Development Presentation


September 2010
Attended a day long presentation about the rules and regulations that surround the
HeadStart program and much discussion took place about how to further engage parents in
this educational experience.

Be Inspired Leadership Conference February


2010
Attended a two-day conference about what it takes to be a student leader and the important
skills that are necessary for working with your peers.

LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Resident Mentor, Michigan State University Residence Life 2008


- 2010
Responsible for the welfare of over 42 college students.
• Oversaw the daily needs and safety of the floor.
• Coordinated dorm social and academic activities and events.

Alternative Spring Break Site Leader, Aduntas, Puerto Rico


March 2010
Prepared for a week-long trip to Adjuntas, Puerto Rico to work with students between the
ages of 6 and 14 both in the classroom, at the butterfly gardens, and packaging coffee.
• Planned fundraisers and group meetings before our trip was in session.
• Coordinated all of the plans for our rooming situation and daily activities.

Secretary, Student Council for Exceptional Children September 2007 -


September 2009
Elected Secretary by the members of the council.
• Kept meeting minutes.
• Provided input on the structure and information that was presented at each
meeting.

Secretary, Bailey Hall Government September 2007 -


September 2009
Elected Secretary by the members of the council.
• Kept meeting minutes.
• Provided input on the structure and information that was presented at each
meeting.

Secretary, Wonders Hall Gym Facility September 2007 - September 2009


Elected Secretary by the members of the council.
• Kept meeting minutes.
• Provided input on the structure and information that was presented at each
meeting.
Secretary, High School Student Council August 2002 -
June 2006
Elected Secretary by my peers.
• Kept meeting minutes.
• Provided input on the structure and information that was presented at each
meeting.
• Earned the “Most Organized” Award each year

SKILLS

Trained in CPR and AED February


2011
Participated in a day-long training for both the safety and security of adults, children, and
infants.

Trained in Peer Mediation, Michigan State University


August 2010
Helped mediate disputes among undergraduate students as part of a formal mediation
process in Spartan Resident Life.

Yearbook Writer at Fenton High School


2006
Was a senior writer for the school’s yearbook and was named “Most Valuable Writer” at the
end of the year.

Varsity Volleyball at Fenton High School 2002


- 2005
Started on the Varsity Volleyball team for the first three years of high school; Was named
captain my junior year.

Varsity Swim at Fenton High School 2002 - 2005


Started on the Varsity Swim team for the first three years of high school. Was named captain
my junior year. Awarded “Most Spirited” (Freshman Year) and “Most Dedicated” (Sophomore
Year).

Show Choir at Fenton High School 2002


- 2006
Member and Section Leader (Junior and Senior Year) of Ambassador Show Choir. Earned first
place in the Boston and Washington D.C. Show Choir Competitions

P R O F E SS I O N A L RE F E R E N C E S

Daniel Birmingham (Teacher Education - Science Instructor)


Email: dannybirmingham@gmail.com
Phone: (517) 755-8263
Address: 300 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824

Renee Salahuddin (Urban Teaching Internship Mentor Teacher)


Email: rfsalahuddin@cps.edu
Phone: (773) 220-8810
Address: 8249 S. Emerald, Chicago, IL 60620

Paul Rinella (Complex Director, Residence Life Mentor Supervisor)


Email: rinella@msu.edu
Phone: (517) 303-0067
Address: 3 N Wonders Hall, East Lansing MI 48825-1207 US
Alicia M. Trotman (Teacher Education Instructor)
Email: trotmana@msu.edu
Phone: (517) 355-3053
Address: 447 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824