Adam Lancto


1163 Wacousta Road                                                                            Cell: 517-488-5836

Eagle, MI  48822                                                                         




To use my training and passion for teaching youth in the field of English and history and coaching basketball and football; having a profound and lasting impact on the lives and well-being of middle and high school students.



Albion College, Albion MI                                                                                                                     May 2008

Bachelor of Arts; GPA: 3.4       


   Certifications                                                  Honors

   Michigan Provisional Secondary Certificate      William Webster Scholarship, 2004-2008

   6-12 English (BA); 6-12 History (CC)                Margaret Newell Davis Scholarship, 2004-2008

                                                                        Dean’s List, 2007

Lucille M. Robinson Memorial Education Scholarship, 2008



Marshall Public Schools, Marshall, MI

High School Permanent Substitute Teacher                                                                        February May 2009
  • Developed separate content for 2 classes: 10th grade World History and Business
  • Strived to create curricula that is relevant to students with both interactive lessons and activities
  • Created and implemented a 12 week block plan that incorporated standards and benchmarks adapted from the Michigan Department of Education’s History Education Content Standards and Benchmarks
  • Promoted a positive classroom environment that stimulates higher level thinking and accountability among students


Marshall High School, Marshall Public Schools, Marshall, MI

Intern Teacher – English and History                                                                          August December 2008
  • Created and implemented lessons for 3 distinct classes: British Literature (11th grade), Ancient History, and Michigan History
  • Developed and implemented a 5 week unit plan exploring Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein
  • Collaborated with mentor teacher to create assessment tools and evaluation techniques as well as cooperated with other teachers and faculty members
  • Assistant football coach for a team of 34 9th grade students.  Focused on personal improvement and self-discipline as well as emphasizing teamwork. 
  • Acted as the assistant basketball coach for 12 junior varsity athletes.
  • Attended various after school functions and a history professional development conference
  • Pre-Internship: Completed 60 hours of observations and active-participation in middle and high school classrooms


Washington Gardner Middle School, Albion Public Schools, Albion, MI

Maymester Pre-Internship Teacher – Language Arts                                                                             May 2008       

·         Instructed a 6th grade Language Arts class in a diverse inner city school

·         Collaborated with staff members and administration to ensure success of “at risk” students

·         Developed and executed a 3 week Rainforest unit based on the Michigan Standards and Benchmarks

·         Planned and implemented interactive lessons to motivate and encourage student learning and self-           discovery


Eaton Intermediate School District, Charlotte, MI

Substitute Teacher                                                                                             December 2007– January 2008

  • Taught elementary, middle, and high school classes
  • Employed classroom management techniques in a variety of different environments while interfacing with other teachers
  • Managed classroom discipline through an interactive curriculum and classroom structure




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Homer Community Schools, Homer, MI

Fritz-Shurmur Education Institute Practicum                                                        September – December 2006
  • Collaborated with administrators and superintendent on operations, administration, and management of a school district
  • Met with directors of maintenance, food service, and special education to discuss educational techniques and beliefs



American Cancer Society

Volunteer                                                                                                                                            2004 – 2008

  • Organized a volleyball tournament raising funds for cancer research
  • Recruited sponsors and volunteers in support of the event


American Red Cross

Volunteer                                                                                                                                          2004 – 2008

  • Assisted in organizing and executing blood drives throughout Calhoun County


Adopt a Family

Volunteer                                                                                                                                                    2005

  • Developed a program used in Albion’s Greek community that focused on 6 low-income families during the holiday season raising over $200 per family
  • Program has become an annual philanthropic event for Albion’s Greek community



American Red Cross: First Aid, Adult CPR/AED, Infant and Child CPR



Party Time Tents                                                                                                                                    Present


  • Responsible for supervising staff and training new hires
  • Work to create positive customer relations through constant interaction with customers
  • Demonstrate teamwork abilities through consistent communication with co-workers


Albion College Admissions Office

Student Assistant                                                                                                                                2007-2008

  • Coordinated campus tours, made phone calls to potential students, organized information through the data base, and recruited new students



Varsity Football Team                                                                                                                           2004-2008

  • Built relationships with teammates, coaches and support personnel that led to the creation of the highly successful, dedicated, and passionate 2005 MIAA Championship team
  • Balanced a rigorous academic and athletic schedule throughout the school year


Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity Member                                                                                                2005-present

  • Elected to the executive board as recruitment chair, new member educator, and judicial board member


Inter-Fraternal Council                                                                                                                                   2006

  • Elected by the entire Greek community to the Vice President of Membership position                 


Study Abroad Program

  • University College Cork, Cork, Ireland                                                                          January-June 2007
  • Explored Ireland and Europe gaining valuable first hand experience and knowledge of world history


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