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Shannon Leigh Christie

1580 Spring Gate Dr. #4403


McLean, Va 22102
(412) 302-4755
shannonchristie15@gmail.com


OBJECTIVE

To secure a full time early childhood (K-2) teaching position

EDUCATION

Master of Curriculum and Instruction: Early Childhood Education GPA: 4.0
George Mason University, Fairfax, Va

Bachelor of Science in Elementary (K-6) and Kindergarten Education GPA: 3.85
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Minor in Special Education Minor GPA 4.0
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Kindergarten Teacher
Mount Eagle Elementary School, Alexandria, Va August 2011 Present
o Taught reading skills through holistic approach integrated throughout social studies and science curriculum
o Implemented a daily writers workshop
o Instructed math using Investigations which focuses on conceptual mathematics
o Utilized Cognitively Guided Instruction for daily mathematical problem solving
o Provided differentiated instruction to support the diverse needs of all students by utilizing ability groups,
using a multitude of resources, varying teacher questions, and using multiple representations/manipulatives
o Maintained communication with families through conferences, emails, and monthly newsletter

Sixth Grade Teacher
Mount Eagle Elementary School, Alexandria, Va August 2010 June 2011
o Taught reading skills through a Balanced Literacy Approach and daily guided reading instruction
o Instructed math using Investigations which focuses on conceptual mathematics
o Utilized interactive notebooks for social studies and science instruction
o Utilized formative and summative assessments to inform instruction
o Provided differentiated instruction to support the diverse needs of all students by utilizing ability groups,
using a multitude of resources, varying teacher questions, and using multiple representations


Professional Development School, Sixth Grade Intern:
Park Forest Middle School, State College, PA August 2009 June 2010

Chosen as one of 58 Penn State University Elementary Education majors to participate in a collaborative 185 day, full-time elementary student
teaching internship in a sixth grade setting in the State College Area School District (PA). This program received the 2002 Distinguished
Program in Teacher Education Award from the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE); the 2004 Holmes Partnership Award for the best
partnership between a university and a school district; and the 2009 National Association of Professional Development (NAPDS) Award for
Exemplary Professional Development School Achievement.

o Taught reading through an integrated language arts-social studies curriculum
o Instructed math using the Investigations math program which focuses on conceptual mathematics and aligns
with NCTM standards
o Implemented district designed thematic units for social studies, which were integrated into the reading and
writing curriculum.
o Incorporated inquiry-oriented science practices, which focused on student questioning and cooperative
learning
o Designed culminating project for social studies unit with a fellow intern which was used by several other
sixth grade classes

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Bridge to Kindergarten, Lead Teacher July 2014
Developed autonomy, listening, and attention skills for entering Kindergarteners without any previous school
experience

Summer School Kindergarten Teacher July 2013, July 2012
Supported/developed reading skills and strategies with students who did not meet end of the year benchmarks

Summer School Fourth Grade Teacher July 2011
Supported/developed reading and math skills and strategies with students who did not meet end of the year
benchmarks

Sixth Grade SOL Support Teacher April 2011
Afterschool support for students taking the Virginia Mathematics SOL by providing additional instruction and practice

ACTIVITIES/LEADERSHIP
Mount Eagle Leadership Team June 2014 - Present


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Cognitively Guided Instruction (CGI) Aug. 14 Jan. 15
Eric Jensen Seminar: Engaging and Teaching with Poverty in Mind April 2014
Responsive Classroom Training Level 1 August 2012
DRA2 Kindergarten, Grades 1/2 Assessment and Best Practices for Teaching and Learning February 2012
Kindergarten: Phonological Awareness Strategies for Early Intervention Reading Initiative (EIRI) December 2011
Developmental Reading Assessment 2 Word Analysis (DRA2 WA) November 2011