K.M. Burrows

K.M. Burrows

K.M. Burrows

Educator, Learner, Creator

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Curriculum Vitae

*Note: For privacy of students and school staff, no identifying school information is given below. If you would like to know more about the specific schools and districts I have worked with, please contact me!

Licensure:

Illinois Professional Educator License K-9, endorsements in Middle School Language Arts, Social Studies, Music, and Science

Education:

Masters, Educational Technology & Leadership
Concordia University Chicago
05/2018 – 05/2020

Bachelors, Elementary Education
Northern Illinois University
08/2014 – 05/2017

Associates of Arts, General Studies
Florida State College at Jacksonville
01/2012 – 12/2013

Professional Experience:

08/2017 – Present Licensed Educator, 8th Grade Science & ELA

Licensed Middle School Educator
8th Grade Science & English Language Arts
Classroom Info: 70 students from diverse backgrounds
District Info: Suburban, 3.7k students, 9 schools, 38% low-income
Accomplishments:

  • Provide English Language Arts and Science instruction to classrooms of up to 30 students in 8th Grade from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Modify instruction for diverse abilities including students with Individualized Education Plans and English Language Learners
  • Lead multiple teacher professional development sessions on topics including education equity and authentic literacy
  • Design and develop curriculum materials and activities
  • Writing Club Founder and Sponsor
  • Pride Club (Genders & Sexualities Alliance) Founder and Co-Sponsor
  • Grade level representative on Building Leadership Team
  • Member of building Excellence & Equity, Tier 2.5 FBA/BIP, and English Language Arts Committees

08/2016 – 05/2017 Student Teaching, 2nd Grade

Year-Long Co-teaching Placement
Classroom Info: 27 students from diverse backgrounds
District Info: Suburban & Rural, 7k students, 60% low-income
Accomplishments:

  • Support school culture and community outreach events through volunteering at school-sponsored functions
  • Seek opportunities to improve practice by attending school and district-sponsored professional development
  • Observe, plan, teach and assess practice to inform and modify instruction for multi-cultural class with many levels of ability and various behavioral needs
  • Assess students and analyze data to improve delivery of instruction

Other Clinical Experiences

  • Spring 2015 – K-5 Music Placement
  • Fall 2014 – Kindergarten Placement
  • Spring 2014 – 5th Grade Placement

011/2012 – 06/2013 Paraprofessional

ESE/ Inclusion Paraprofessional Grades K-5, Florida

Related Experience

  • January 2016 – Educate U.S. Scholar, Texas
  • 2008-2012 – Volunteer, Elementary School, Florida

Areas of Professional Development

  • Authentic Literacy
  • Education Technology
  • Reading and Writing Workshop
  • National Novel Writing Month
  • Equity in Education
  • Next Generation Science Standards
  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
  • Writing and Implementing Behavior Intervention Plans
  • Guided Reading
  • Guided Math
  • Teaching Children with Trauma Backgrounds
  • Classroom Management
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