April 6th, 2010 by Nicole Battista

Nicole Marie Battista (née Rotondo)

Madonna University, Livonia, MI
Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL), 4.0 GPA
ESL Endorsement and K-12 Concentration
Ernest I. Nolan Award for Excellence in the Humanities, 2014
Who’s Who Among American Universities and Colleges, Graduate School 2014

Albion College, Albion, MI
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Political Science
Secondary Education Concentration (6-12th grade)
Ford Institute for Public Policy and Service (2006-2009)

Universidad Juan Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
Emphases in Language, Education, and Politics

Teaching Experience:

ESL Teacher, Walled Lake Central High School, Graduate Practicum, (Spring 2014)

Substitute Teacher and Tutor, St. Regis Catholic School and Academy, Bloomfield Hills, MI (October 2013-Present)

Spanish Teacher, St. Regis Catholic School and Academy, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Grades 6-8 (June 2010-September 2013)

Spanish Department Chair and School Climate Committee Member, Tutor

Full time Spanish Student Teacher, Marshall High School (Spring 2010)
o Designed and taught five classes of Spanish I and Spanish II
o Prepared lesson plans and objectives that met the World Languages Standards and Benchmarks
o Completed Action Research on Self-Esteem and Second Language Acquisition
o Facilitated Parent Teacher conferences for all of my 170 students’ parents

Spanish Teaching Assistant, Albion College (Fall 2009)
o Assisted professor in college classroom with instruction
o Independently taught bi-weekly tutorials for Spanish 101 students

• Mar Lee School, 6th Grade Spanish/Social Studies (Fall 2009)
o Observed and taught lessons in Spanish related to Social Studies

• Homer High School, 9th Grade Civics (Fall 2009)
o Observed and taught lessons in American Government

• Marshall High School, Spanish III (Spring 2009)
o Observed and taught Spanish lessons focusing on reading strategies and literacy

Summer Intern, Albion High School, 11-12th grade Social Studies (Spring-Summer 2009)
o Managed and taught high school classroom for one-month practicum
o Designed and taught unit on the Holocaust

Volunteer Teacher, Foreign Languages in Elementary Schools Programs (2006-2009)
o Designed and taught weekly Spanish lessons

English instructor, Madrid, Spain (Fall 2008)
o As a part of language teaching class, designed and taught English lessons to Spanish student at La Universidad Juan Carlos III
o Bi-weekly English language tutor to Spanish children

Student observer, Albion Public Schools
• Washington Gardener Elementary, 3rd Grade Spanish (Sept. 2007-May 2008)
• Albion High School, 10 -11th Grade Spanish/Learning Disabilities (Sept. 2007-May 2008)
• Harrington Elementary, 2nd-3rd Grade (Sept. 2006-May 2007)

Honors and Awards:
• Magna Cum Laude
• Dean’s List every semester at Albion College
• Albion College Fellows
• George R. Reed Endowed Prize in Education
• Who’s Who Among American College and University Students
• Presidential Scholarship Award Recipient

Leadership Experience:
• President, Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity, Pi Chapter
Social Chair
• Gamma Sigma Alpha, Academic Greek Honorary Society
• Albion College Cheer Team
• Albion College Varsity Volleyball Team

Related Work Experience:
• Spanish Translator for OLGC parish/El Salvador Mission Work (2008-2010)
• Full-Time Nanny, ages 6-13, (Summer 2009, 2010, 2011)
• Thomas M. Keranen and Associates, P.C., Legal Assistant, Bloomfield Hills, MI (June 2006- Sept. 2008)

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