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Racquel Bursee

11455 Trevett Road


Springville, New York 14141

716-812-7512
wbursee@gmail.com

PROFILE
Energetic teaching professional with a passionate commitment to student development and the learning
experience. Talent for developing stimulating lesson plans that incorporate thematic units, interesting
activities, manipulatives, and technology to motivate all styles and abilities. Strategically work to develop
behavioral and disciplinary plans along with interventions to ensure a safe and positive learning
environment for all students. Active team member who effectively collaborates with all levels of staff and
develops positive relationships with students, parents and colleagues, fostering an environment of mutual
respect, open communication and support.
EDUCATION
ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
MSED in Differentiated InstructionStudents with Disabilities & 7-12 Grade Generalist Extension

GPA: 3.9 Completion date December 2015


STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF NEW YORK AT BUFFALO
B.S., Early Childhood and Exceptional Education, December 2013
Deans List
GPA: 3.9
GENESEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE Arcade, NY
Teacher Transfer Program 1 year
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VILLA MARIA COLLEGE Cheektowaga, NY
Associates Degree, Secretarial Science
Professional Development:
Tests Completed: LAST, ATS-W, CST Multi Subject,
CST Students with Disabilities
Training in the Needs of Students with Autism
Identification and Reporting of Child Abuse and Maltreatment
Violence Prevention and Intervention

HIV and the Classroom


Alcohol and Other Drugs
Fire and Arson Safety
CPR Certification (updated yearly)

PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE


SPRINGVILLE GRIFFITH INSTITUTE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
2002 present
Springville, NY
Substitute Teacher (2013 present).
Recently completed a long term assignment developing an academic and behavioral plan for a
student with severe behavior and emotional disorder.
Attended CSE meetings for long term assignment and completed updated IEP for student.
Frequently requested substitute for grades K-6. Teach a wide range of subjects to a diverse student
population.
Assume all responsibilities of regular classroom teacher to ensure continuity of instruction including
administering lesson plans and adapting as needed to ensure students understanding of the material
presented.
Assess student understanding, re-teach with adaptations to reach every child as needed, and provide
feedback for follow up lessons.

Racquel Bursee

Provide positive discipline to help maintain a productive learning environment through classroom
organization and management.
Trained on Dial 4 testing and performed kindergarten registration using this method.

One-on-One Teacher Aide in Special Education Department (2002 2009).


Inclusion Classroom, Grades 2-6.
Scribed notes, modified classroom work per the teachers request, and physically assisted student in
art, music and gym activities. Read or scribed for NYS tests in a designated classroom.
Attended CSE meetings for the student and implemented recommendations to ensure success in and
out of the classroom.
2014 present
EDEN, NY
Substitute Teacher (February 2014 present).
Frequently requested substitute for grades K-6 General Education and Special Education classes.
Teach a wide range of subjects to a diverse student population.
Assume all responsibilities of regular classroom teacher to ensure continuity of instruction including
administering lesson plans and adapting as needed to ensure students understanding of the material
presented.
Assess student understanding, re-teach with adaptations to reach every child as needed, and provide
feedback for follow up lessons.
Provide positive discipline to help maintain a productive learning environment through classroom
organization and management.
Procter/Supervise NYS Exam Opt Out Students, Grades 3-6.

WEST VALLEY CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT


2014 present
WEST VALLEY, NY
Substitute Teacher (September 2014 present).
Frequently requested substitute for grades Pre-K-12 General Education and Special Education
classes. Teach a wide range of subjects to a diverse student population.
Frequently requested for Inclusion and Special Education Classes. Substitute for Resource and
Consultant Teachers in the High School level.
Assume all responsibilities of regular classroom teacher to ensure continuity of instruction including
administering lesson plans and adapting as needed to ensure students understanding of the material
presented.
Assess student understanding, re-teach with adaptations to reach every child as needed, and provide
feedback for follow up lessons.
Provide positive discipline to help maintain a productive learning environment through classroom
organization and management.
EDEN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT

ADDITIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE


EDEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Eden, NY
October December 2013
Student Teacher. Worked alongside cooperating teacher in a self contained 12:1:1 classroom with 8
students with multiple disabilities.
Incorporated positive classroom management strategies and created a developmentally appropriate
classroom to meet the needs of children with a broad range of abilities.
Designed and implemented a reading literacy program for two students which resulted in significant
improvement in their reading comprehension skills demonstrated through verbal and written
responses.
BUFFALO PUBLIC SCHOOLS SCHOOL #67

August October 2013

Racquel Bursee

Student Teacher 2nd Grade. Collaborated with cooperating teacher in an inclusion classroom
consisting of 31 students with varied academic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
Assisted with classroom organization and management, grading papers and giving feedback for
follow-up.
Worked with the new modules incorporating the Common Core Standards. Administered the
teachers plans while expanding the lessons to incorporate own ideas to strengthen each childs
understanding of the material presented.
GLOBAL CONCEPTS CHARTER SCHOOL Lackawanna, NY
February May 2013
Field Experience 2nd Grade. Observed, taught and assisted 2nd grade students in a multicultural,
inclusion classroom.
Designed a successful Reading Comprehension Intervention to help students improve their reading
skills and increase individual success in all subjects. This program is currently used an exemplar at
Buffalo State College for student teachers.
WATERFRONT ACADEMY Buffalo, NY
February May 2013
rd
Field Experience 3 Grade. Multicultural classroom containing students that spoke several different
languages including Spanish, Swahili and Arabic.
Created a learning center entitled My Healthy Body incorporating Science, Math, English and Art
to teach students about the functions of their body, proper nutrition and exercise.
FRANK A. SEDITA PUBLIC SCHOOL Buffalo, NY
September November 2012
th
Field Experience 6 Grade. Inclusion classroom headed by one classroom teacher, a Math specialist
teacher two days a week, and an ESL teacher.
Developed lesson plans with related instructional materials including manipulatives incorporating
cultural history and background.
WINCHESTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL West Seneca, NY
February April 2012
th
Field Experience 6 Grade. Observed, taught and assisted students in co-taught inclusion classroom.
Created and taught several lesson plans using manipulative and various materials.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Springville Griffith High School Active Member of Parent Volunteer Group.

Springville Education Community Foundation Volunteer Assist with fundraising events to offset
costs of school programs such as music, art, sports, and field trips. The Foundation also supports
the local Boys & Girls Clubs and Springville Youth, Inc. allowing children more access to
educational programs and afterschool activities.