Resume

Nicole Bradford                                                                                  bradfordnicoled@gmail.com

Certification

            Colorado Initial Teacher License

No. 113158                 Issued April 2014        Endorsement: Language Arts grades 7-12

 Education

Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA

Graduation: December 2010   Cumulative GPA: 3.72/4.00   Education GPA: 3.84/4.00

Bachelor of Arts in English

Graduation: May 2010            Cumulative GPA: 3.72/4.00   Major GPA: 3.96/4.00

Honors: St. Ambrose University Academic Scholarship, Dean’s List,

Kappa Delta Pi Honorary Teaching Society

Experience

Reading Teacher, Fort Lupton Middle School, 2014-Current

  • Encourage critical thinking skills through analyzing the function and relationships of literary elements found in fiction
  • Supplemented students’ reading with non-fiction texts pulled from reliable, reputable sources
  • Created positive classroom environment through independent and collaborative learning
  • Used Atlas system to map and align Colorado standards to curriculum
  • Attended AVID Summer Institute and implemented WICOR strategies in my classroom
  • Collected and reflected on assessment data with colleagues before organizing results and growth through deep dive analysis

Reading and Language Arts Teacher, Oglesby Washington Jr. High School, 2012-2014

  • Developed reading and Language Arts curriculum to meet Common Core State Standards
  • Enhanced students’ organizational writing skills with a focus on structure and content
  • Incorporated technology in the classroom through instruments such as ActivInspire and iPads
  • Used positive reinforcement in my classroom and school-wide through the PBIS program
  • Identified students who may benefit from RtI services and find solutions to ensure success
  • Collaborated with fellow district teachers on committees focusing on the writing curriculum and technology

 Literature Teacher, Logan Jr. High School, 2011- 2012

  • Reinforced literary elements such as plot and theme through short stories and classic novels
  • Implemented non-fiction material into curriculum
  • Differentiated curriculum for advanced literature class
  • Attended three day workshop on the Common Core Curriculum
  • Coordinated the 27th Annual Logan Jr. High Speech Contest
  • Additional responsibilities: speech contest coach, lunchroom monitor, Homework Club advisor
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