Résumé

Jonathan J. Nycz

532 Hill Road Ct.
Marshall, MI 49068
269-781-0179
jjn10@albion.edu

 

Education

Elementary Education Certification, Expected 2011
Major: Integrated Science                                                                                                          GPA: 3.98                                                                                                                                       Albion College, Albion, MI

B.A. Degree in Psychology, cum laude, Departmental Honors, 1999
GPA: 3.5
Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

Teaching Experience

Student Teacher, Hughes Elementary, Marshall, MI, Spring 2011

  • Observed all subjects in a fourth-grade classroom for fourteen weeks
  • Developed and taught a four-week reading and writing-based social studies unit with 21 fourth-grade students
  • Prepared lesson plans for all subjects in accordance with Michigan Standards and Benchmarks and Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations
  • Taught all subjects- reading, writing, social studies, math, spelling- for a minimum of four weeks
  • Met with the parents of 19 students during parent-teacher conferences to discuss academic performance
  • Attended all professional development opportunities in the school district

Student Observer, Harrington Elementary, Albion, MI, Spring 2010

  • Developed and taught a three-week science unit with a class of fourth-grade students
  • Prepared lesson plans and objectives in accordance with the Michigan Curriculum Framework and the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations
  • Assisted students with other coursework when necessary

Student Observer, Washington Gardner, Albion, MI, Spring 2008

  • Developed and implemented literature circles with a small group of students in a fourth-grade classroom

Student Observer, Mar Lee School, Marshall, MI, Spring 2008

  • Developed a unit focusing on South America using literature; taught several lessons from this unit with a class of fourth-grade students
  • Observed in the classroom across all subjects, but focused on reading and writing

Student Observer, Harrington Elementary, Albion, MI, Fall 2007

  • Taught reading aloud, storytelling, shared reading, and shared writing lessons with a class of first-grade students
  • Completed several different types of literacy assessment with children
  • Observed in the classroom across all subjects

Student Observer, Harrington Elementary, Albion, MI, Spring 2007

  • Taught selected, pre-established lessons with a class of second-grade students
  • Assisted students with work
  • Helped the elementary students and school staff to plant a butterfly garden
  • Observed during science and mathematics in the classroom

Student Observer, Mar Lee School, Marshall, MI, Spring 2007

  • Observed in a special education classroom and assisted students with work when appropriate

Student Observer, Washington Gardner, Albion, MI, Fall 2006

  • Observed in a fourth-grade/fifth-grade classroom across several subjects

Related Work Experience

Student Services Counselor                                                                                   Montcalm School/Starr Commonwealth, Albion, MI, Sep. 2005-Aug. 2008

  • Supervised students and implemented treatment in a residential facility with a Positive Peer Culture milieu
  • Maintained regular contact with families, educational consultants and students’ home school districts (including IEP meetings)
  • Coordinated/organized monthly program-planning activities for the group
  • Maintained appropriate documentation and completed all required paperwork (i.e. weekly case management notes, follow-up surveys, referrals, release of information, etc.)

Partial Hospitalization Behavior Specialist-School Based                     Children’s Resource Center, Bowling Green, OH, Aug. 2004-Sept. 2005

  • Implemented behavioral treatment plans for seriously emotionally disturbed children in an alternative school
  • Coordinated behavioral treatment and activities with inter-agency and intra-agency service providers
  • Attended school transition planning meetings and IEP meetings
  • Maintained behavioral data/records on clients (i.e. daily progress notes, weekly staffing notes, and monthly parent notes)
  • Utilized behavioral assessment/intervention and collaborated in treatment planning; crisis assistance
  • Orientation, supervision, and evaluation of volunteers

Partial Hospitalization Behavior Specialist- After-school Program    Children’s Resource Center, Bowling Green, OH, March 2002-August 2004

  • Implemented behavioral treatment plans for seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents in an after-school program
  • Utilized behavioral assessment/intervention and collaborated in treatment planning; crisis assistance
  • Maintained behavioral data/records on clients (i.e. daily progress notes, weekly staffing notes, and monthly parent notes)

Computer Skills Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, WordPress, Adobe Premiere Elements, Windows Movie Maker, Visual MODFLOW

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