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Melissa Jo W. Tradewell, M.Ed.

Career objective: To join a high school, an academy, or a college which has earned an excellent reputation among the students and parents and apply my complete understandings of the subject and the best work practices to gain excellent career growth.

 Education:

·       High School Diploma from Lansdale Catholic High School in 2000 (Lansdale, Pa)

·       Dual Bachelor of Art Degrees in Communications with a concentration in Mass Media  and in English with a concentration in Literature with a minor in Theater from Elizabethtown College in 2005 (Elizabethtown, Pa)

·       Certificate of Completion from the Walt Disney World University and one college credit for a Walt Disney World College Program Internship (2002)

·       Teacher Certification through the Delaware Valley College Teacher Certification Program in 2006 (Doylestown, Pa)

·       Master’s of Science in Educational Leadership and Principal certification from Delaware Valley College in 2009 (Doylestown, Pa)

·       Master’s of Education in Curriculum Instruction and Reading Specialist certification from Penn State in August 2013 (Great Valley, Pa)

·       Certification from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in Elementary Administration in 2014 (Philadelphia, PA)

·       Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University expected graduation August 2016

 

Special Achievements:

·       Certificate of Recognition from Superintendent of School for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Mary Rochford in 2011

·       Certificate of Commissioning to be a Catechist 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

·       Honorary Member of the Junior National Young Leaders Conference 2010-2011

·       Member of the Steering Committee for Middle States Accreditation for Saint Francis of Assisi School 2012

·       Chair for Middle States Accreditation for Saint Francis of Assisi School’s Mission and Belief Team 2012

·       Co-chair of Saint Francis of Assisi School’s Home and School Association Dance Committee

 

Organization:

·       Pi Lamba Theta International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education. Conferred March 2012.

 

Certifications:

·       Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Profession Certification: English 7-12 Issued 2010

·       Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Profession Certification: Principal K-12 Issued 2012

·       Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Profession Certification: Reading Specialist K-12 Issued 2013

·       Archdiocese of Philadelphia Principal Certification: Issued June 2014

 Teaching Experience:

Team Tutor (Nov 2014 – present)

·       Meet one-on-one with students 

·       Include Real World Learning to the lessons so student can make connections to material

·       Complete evaluations of each student following tutoring session

·      Communication and scheduling with parents

Educate online, online community (Jan 2012 – present)

Math and English Tutor grades K-12, Writing Tutor K-12, Higher Ed Writing tutor, HOSTOS tutor, Florida International University, and AIU ENGLISH tutor

·       Follow a designated curriculum to best help individual students

·       Include Real World Learning to the lessons so student can make connections to material

·       Complete evaluations of each student following tutoring session

·       Meet with team leader and team to discuss the different ways to continue to help the students

 

Saint Francis of Assisi School, Norristown, PA (2007-present)

Seventh and Eighth grade ELA and Religion Teacher

·       Prepare and execute lesson plans

·       Worked on differentiated instruction, Gold Seal lessons, and cross-curriculum lessons

·       Worked with Common-Core Standards

·       Parent-teacher interaction

·       Monitoring, editing, and executing school’s monthly student newspaper

·       Choreographed seventh and eighth grade performances for Spring shows

·       Helped organize and execute school’s Christmas show

·       Chair of Grammar/Writing tutoring group

·       Excellent classroom management

·       Worked on the Curriculum Development Team

·       Part of the Powerful Learning Practice technology integration team

 

Personal tutor, various areas (June 2005-present)

English and Religion tutor

·       Review content teacher is teaching with student

·       Homework help

·       Teaching study skills and writing skills to help student further their learning

 

Oley Valley Middle School Oley, PA (2006-2007)

Long term substitute seventh grade English teacher

·       Construct assessments and grading rubrics

·       Use of technology to improve student learning and enhance student participation

·       Work closely with IEP and ESL students

·       Volunteer teacher coordinator for school’s Spring musical

 

Kennedy-Kendrick Catholic High School Norristown, PA (2006)

Long term substitute ninth and twelfth grade English Literature teacher

·       Delivering scheduled lectures to the assigned classes

·       Counseling students as per their academic needs

·       Mentoring seniors as to further educational possibilities

·       Accomplishing regular classroom debates to raise students interest and understands of the subject

 


Abington Friends Jenkintown, PA/St. Peter’s School Philadelphia, PA/Norristown Area School District Norristown, PA/Wissahickon Area School District Wissahickon, PA (2005-2006)

Substitute Teacher and aide for all grade levels and subjects

  • Execution of classroom management on a day to day basis at a variety of different levels and across a wide range of subjects
  • Special Education aide in classrooms

 

Work Experience:

·       Incident Reporter, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia PA 2004-2007

·       Sales Representative and Key person, VECTOR Marketing Corporation, Springfield and Blue Bell, 2001-2003

·       Merchantainment Hostess, Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, FL 2001-2002

 

Volunteer Experience:

  • Saint Stanislaus Summer Festival, Event Staff and General worker. 1997-2011

 

Leadership Experience:

·       Participant of the Powerful Learning Practice technology integration team

·       Mentor teacher to first year teachers

·       Mentor teacher to aspiring teacher through Cabrini College

·       Co-chair of the Saint Francis of Assisi Glee Club

·       Chair of 2012-2013 Middle States Mission and Belief Statements group

·       Member of the 2012-2013 Middle States Steering Committee

 

Presentations/Teacher Training:

·       “Technology in the classroom” presentation concerning the importance of technology in classrooms for the Delaware Valley College Educational Department in 2009

·       “Web 2.0 Tools and SFA” facilitator for 2010 faculty meeting concerning integration of Web 2.0 tools into our school

 

Research Experience:

·       Graduate student at Penn State University. Thesis title: Students Attitudes Toward Reading: Effect on Comprehension of Required Material. Advisor: Ross Brinkert. Completed and published through Penn State University June 2012. Thesis material: Reading Attitudes concerning Novel Based Learning and the Effect These Attitudes Have on the Student’s Academic Progress Concerning the Common-Core Standards. Main responsibility was sole researcher and compiler.

 

 

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