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Mario Lemons

Mario Lemons
3795 Cadillac, Detroit, MI 48214 | 313-529-6540 | lemonsm1@gmail.com
Professional Goal: As an elementary self-contained teacher, I strive to foster authentic learning experiences that
empower elementary school students to be critical thinkers, empathetic world citizens, and socially conscious
young scholars.
Education:
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Masters of Art in Teaching and Curriculum (MATC)
Specialization: English and Language Instruction
2012-2015 (Expected)
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Bachelor of Arts, May 2012
Major: Elementary Education
Teaching Major: Language Arts
Certification
Michigan Elementary Provisional Certification
K-5 All Subject Areas
Language Arts 6-8
Teaching Experience
3rd grade Teacher, Henry Ford Academy: Elementary School, HFA:PSAD
July 2013- Present, 3rd grade
taught self-contained 3rd grade students Mathematics, English Language Arts, Social Studies,
and Science using Common Core Standards and Michigan GLCEs
crafted original interactive unit lessons for Mathematics, Social Studies, and Writing
tutored students with academic challenges through the after school tutoring program
co-founded the Sign Language Club in 2013
participated on the School Improvement Plan Team for the 2014-2015 school year
supervised and facilitated social behavior discussions with the Mentoring Through Music
Program
Teacher Intern, Chrysler Elementary School, Detroit Public Schools
August 2012- May 2013, 2nd grade
instructed 2nd grade Mathematics, English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science using
Common Core State Standards and Michigan GLCEs
facilitated several Success For All (SFA) student-reading groups for students reading at 2.2
and 6.2 reading levels
engaged students in meaningful academic tasks that fostered cooperative learning and
collaborative efforts
incorporated real-life, and cross-curricular connections in teacher lesson plans
led the parent-teacher conference for the second grade students parents
planned and executed a school-wide honors program that recognized the outstanding
achievements of students K-5 for the first semester of school
created and trained students for performing arts showcases for special school-wide events
such as the Winter Concert and the Black History Month program
led a staff stress relieving workshop during the weekly workshop

Cross-Cultural Teaching Abroad, Ned Doman Secondary, Cape Town, South Africa
July 2012- August 2012, Grades 8-12
lived and worked with a teacher in South Africa and completed graduate level coursework
managed 5 sections of 40 students, grades 8-12
constructed and taught lessons about U.S. and South African History while integrating
Language Arts.
presented research about socio-political and educational history of the Cape Town and U.S.
education systems
Teaching-Related
Experience
Promiseland Performer, Sharing The Gift Project Inc, Triumph Church, Detroit, MI
May 2012- Present
taught children ages 4-12 bible school lessons through theater
oversaw the other actors who performed each week
Cultural Aide, Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions, Michigan State University
September 2009- May 2012
aided in the transition of incoming freshmen, transfer, and international students from their
previous institution and/or country
promoted events that bridged cultural, social, and academic gaps
helped create an inclusive environment within the residence halls
Supervisor/Mentor/Tutor, Promoting Academic Success (PAS), Lansing, MI
September 2009- May 2012
supervised afterschool mentoring and tutoring program for males of color at Reo Elementary
School in South Lansing
developed innovative lesson plans to address various topics including, self-esteem, decisionmaking, memorization, etc
mentored the high school mentors in the program
Other Work
Experience
Totally responsible for funding undergraduate and internship experience
Professional
Development
African American Child Symposium, Detroit, 2012
Legal Issues, Detroit, 2012.
Success For All Foundation, Detroit, 2012
Curriculum and Classroom Management, Detroit, MI 2012
Active Shooter Training, East Lansing, MI 2012
Technology
Microsoft Office, overhead projectors, Windows XP, Mac OS,
Honors
Eli Broad Future Teacher Scholar, Deans List (6/8 semesters), Outstanding Cultural Aide Award

Interests
Traveling, singing, acting, and playwriting

REFERENCES
Marie Doubley
Second Grade Teacher
1934 Campau Farms
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 568-0228
m.doubley@detroitk12.org

Wendy Shirley
Principal
100 Riverfront Dr. Apt 1202
Detroit, MI
(313) 467-0566
wendy.shirley@detroitk12.org

Marcus Davenport
Academic Engagement Officer
1445 E. Laffeyette
Detroit, MI 48207
(810) 523-6053
marcus.davenport@detroitk12.org

Wanda Beavers-Looney
Fifth Grade Teacher
6021 McMillan Street
Detroit, MI 48209
(313) 706-0548
Wanda.beavers@detroitk12.org

Carolyn McKissic
MSU Field Instructor
1408 Nicolet
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 259-1126
c.mckissic@comcast.net