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DeFord 406-839-5724

Susan A. DeFord

Personal Information
Name: Susan Alexandria DeFord
Mobile: 406-839-5724

Previous Work Experience:

2012-Present: Williston Middle School; Williston, ND
English Language Arts Instructor: 8th Grade
CCSS standards: reading, writing, oral language skills
Books: The Language of Literature; Writesource
I use online resources and to supplement my lessons.

2011-2012: Sangmyeong Elementary School ; , Seoul, KOREA
-English Immersion program. Students are very high level English
- Second Grade Teacher: Reading and Language Arts

2008 - 2011: Gyomun Elementary School ; , Guri, KOREA
Public Elementary school
- GEPIK English Conversation Teacher; grades 4-5
- After school English special class program grades 3-6

2007 - 2008: Kids College, Inc , Cheonan,
- Kindergarten Teacher: ages 5-8
- afterschool language teacher: ages 7-13

2006 - 2007: Americorps: Seattle Youth Garden Works Seattle, WA
- Youth Development Manager; recruit, hire, work with kids age
21. Educate them on organic gardening and job skills such as
making a resume, having a job interview.
-This was a full-time volunteer position; received a monthly
for living expenses.

2004 summer: SJ Ranch Riding Camp for Girls Ellington, CT
- Program Manager.
- responsible for the daily management of overall camp life
- managed the scheduling of staff and students
-responsible of informing parents and taking care of anything else
that was needed.

DeFord 406-839-5724

2000 - 2003: Campfire USA; Camp Kirby Bellingham, WA
- Counselor-in-Training Teacher
-Cabin Counselor
-Environmental Education Teacher
-While working seasonally over four years at this organization, I
many jobs, I taught visiting students leadership, team skills, and
about the ocean, forest, and ecosystems.


2012 ~ 2014: Valley City State University VALLEY CITY, ND
- Transition to Teaching Program
- Collaborated with Gary Thompson (advisor) and NDESPB to create a plan
of study to fulfill requirements for my teaching license. Please review
transcripts. (GPA 4.0)

2000 ~ 2005: Western Washington University BELLINGHAM, WA
- Bachelors Diploma; English Literature
-My Bachelors degree in English literature is designed with
pre-requisites for a student who intends to enter the secondary
education program.
(GPA: 3.54)
- Academic Achievements: Honor Roll: Spring, Winter, Fall 2004
Presidents List Spring 2004

2014 First annual Williston Middle School Reading Fair: I initiated,
raised funds and donations, recruited 50 student participants, and
solicited community judges including a local author, a bookstore
owner, and parent volunteers.

2014 First ever Fort Union ND History and Creative Writing Field
Trip. -I collaborated with the nps museum curator, Fred
McVaugh, to incorporate common core state benchmarks of
non-fiction reading and North Dakota History with creative
writing and literature of nature and place. I also incorporated
challenge initiative activities for the end of the day. To view
writing samples and pictures, visit the WMS writers website: (go to Ft Union Field trip page)