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Amanda J.

Skowbo
ajs75@student.calvin.edu
OBJECTIVE
Gain experience with working with others and children, gain social skills and interactions, and help with
organizational and planning skills that can assist in helping me in future work experiences and a future career
as an Elementary School Teacher.
EDUCATION
High School Diploma. Germantown High School. 2013. Germantown, WI. GPA: 3.98
Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education; Major: Integrated Science, Minor: ESL (English as a Second
Language), expected May 2017. Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI.
EMPLOYMENT AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES
West Suburban YMCA

Wauwatosa, WI June 2014 - August 2014 and June


2015- August 2015 (present)

Summer Camp Counselor


Worked with groups of children ages 4-12 in groups sizes up to 18
Made lesson plans, called parents, organized safe and fun activities each week
Taught children about respect, honesty, caring, and responsibility
Worked with other staff members
Calvin College Student Activities Office
Grand Rapids, MI February 2014- Present
Usher
Greet People at Events and scan in their tickets and guide them to where they need
I assist, answer questions, and help at sport events and concerts
Brisco County Wood Grill Restaurant

Menomonee Falls, WI June 2013 -

present
Hostess
Answered phone calls, greeted people and seated them
Helped waitress/waiters, managed group parties and cleaned the restaurant
Handled the cash register/computer for bills
Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve/B.I.C.
Grand Rapids, MI February 2014- April 2014
Program Leader for Critters and Company Class
Interacted with 3-6 year olds by reading stories, doing crafts ,and other activities
communicated with their parents
Helped out the program manager with what needs to be done
Germantown High School
Teacher Assistant for Principals Office
Helped with clerical work

Germantown, WI January 2013 - June 2013

Amy Belle Elementary (Volunteer)


Colgate, WI October 2009-June 2013
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Assisted a 4 grade teacher with implementation of daily activities
Interacted with and helped students with homework and daily assignments
Helped with grading papers and assignments
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (Volunteer)
Girl Scout Camp Leader unit leader for 15-25 girls for the week of camp. August 2010-2012.
Girl Scout Camp Program Assistant taught cooking and games to girls. August 2007-2009.
Crossroads Presbyterian Church (Volunteer)

Mequon,

WI

Leader of middle school students on a Middle School Church Summer Camp: the Great Escape. July
2013
Helped Organize and Plan an Auction and Dinner. February 2010 and 2011

Vacation Bible School Leader. June of 2007 - 2012

The Quilted Bear

Germantown, WI September 2012 - December

2012
Hostess Quilted Bear closed in December.
STUDENT TEACHING
The Potters House
Grand Rapids, MI September 2015-Decemeber 2015
Student Aide
Worked under the mentor teacher and helped with clerical work, small groups, tutoring, and lead large
group in a planned unit, and other miscellaneous activities
Worked in a Kindergarten/1st Grade Classroom
OTHER SERVICE AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Drum Major and Student Leader for Marching Band. August 2010-Novemeber 2012.
Student Council Member 2009-2013.
Tutor at Germantown High School. 2010-2013
Mission trips to Slidell, LA, New York City, NY, and Philadelphia, PA. July 2009, June 2010, and
June/July 2011.
AWARDS AND HONORS
National Honors Society. 2012-2013
TriM Music Honors Society. 2010 - 2013
Bronze and Silver Award through Girl Scouts Award. 2008 and 2009
References available upon request.