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Marie Chouinard
731 Madison Street Anoka, Minnesota (763) 421-8984 jmarie@ties2.net

Career Objective
I am a self-directed, enthusiastic educator committed to creating in students a life-long capacity for learning through inquiry, doing, and relating to others. My work experience and education have prepared me to create innovative and challenging instruction that addresses the diverse needs and interests of students. I possess excellent communication skills and an eagerness to apply them in a school setting that is similarly intent on creating a community of learners who are adept questioners, avid readers, critical and creative thinkers, organized investigators, and responsible users of information.

Education and Certifications


Bachelor of Arts (2000), summa cum laude (Class Salutatorian), Clothing and Textiles College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN Master of Library and Information Science (December, 2006) Magna cum laude, Dominican University, Chicago, IL School Library Media Certification (December, 2006)

Computer: MS Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Excel, Internet (search and retrieval). Proficient in WordPress, Wikispaces, eBlogger, and Weebly applications, Web 2.0 applications, Book Systems Attrium, LibraryPro, Follett Destiny, JMC Gradebook, Junoed, and JupiterGrades.

Skills

Work Experience
HOPE Community Academy 720 Payne Avenue St. Paul, MN Media Specialist current

8/2006

Teaching: Developed a comprehensive library curriculum for K-8 students who had not previously had access to an in-school media center. On-going efforts include guiding students in finding and using a variety of materials appropriate to their reading level and language development, as well as supporting classroom teachers in their efforts to integrate technology and library services into individual instructional programs. Specifically focused on creating and maintaining a technology repository for curriculum-related resources, in addition to several blogs and wikis that allow students to participate in the Web 2.0 experience. Management: Re-organized entire collection of print materials to be in compliance with established library protocols. Introduced electronic resources including those from the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM), ProQuest, and TeachingBooks.net to the school learning community. Established policies and procedures for effective and efficient management of the media center. Recently completed cataloguing approximately 300 titles purchased prior to 2006, and overseeing an accelerated collection development program targeted at increasing the collection of print materials from 4,700 to 15,000 titles in five years. Professional Growth: Achieved yearly program goals aligned with HOPE Community Academys use of the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) model for English learners and Minnesota Q-Comp components.

Anoka-Hennepin Independent School District 11 Andover High School Andover, MN Media Paraprofessional 7/2006

8/2002

Encouraged and taught students and staff to use the media center. Assisted professional staff and students in determining information needs, accessing systems, and locating materials. Answered inquiries regarding basic circulation policies such as loan periods, fines, holds, shelving and borrowing procedures. Created and maintained records in an automated circulation and cataloguing system. Searched standard print and online sources to verify or edit cataloging copy using accepted library standards and procedures. Monitored and ensured the accuracy and consistency of information in databases. Assembled and prepared a variety of information and statistical data for monthly administration reports. Managed circulation desk including check-out and check-in of materials and overdue notices. Prepared purchase orders for library materials. Processed new materials and maintained circulating collection.

Designed and produced promotional materials for book club and various school functions, as well as a weekly staff recognition bulletin.

Hoffman Enclosures Anoka, MN Marketing Services Administrator 5/1985 5/1998 Authored, edited, and co-designed comprehensive technical product catalogs and other targeted literature to instruct potential customers in the United States, Great Britain, and Japan as to the application, features, and standards compliance of the manufactured product. Directed production of accompanying price lists. Supervised all projects through to final publication. Managed a technical literature budget of $3.8M (1997). Developed and executed tradeshow strategy for twenty-five national industrial tradeshows. Supervised pre-show training of sales personnel. Created and implemented direct mail campaigns and pre-show promotions. Coordinated public and media relations. Planned new exhibit designs in conjunction with vendors. Performed in-booth sales duties. Managed an annual tradeshow budget of $628,000 (1998). Developed and wrote promotional/instructional quarterly newsletters for distributors and customers (combined circulation exceeded 4,500).

Planned and conducted technical literature training presentations to sales representatives, distributors, and employees.

Teaching Experience
Crooked Lake Elementary

Fieldwork Assignments October - November, 2004 Andover, MN 22 hours 5 hours

Adams Elementary Coon Rapids, MN

Site Supervisor: Mary Nolting Site Supervisor: Mary Nolting

South View Middle School

Practicum February - May, 2006 Edina, MN 300 hours Maple Grove, MN 100 hours

Rush Creek Elementary

Site Supervisor: Cathy Nelson Site Supervisor: Mary Tucker

HOPE Community Academy

Media Specialist St. Paul, MN August, 2006 Current

Awards and Service


Three time recipient of Employee Recognition Award (Hoffman Enclosures) Elected representative on Andover High School Site Council (2 year term) 4.0 GPA in MLIS program

Memberships and Volunteer Activities


Minnesota Educational Media Association (MEMO) Minnesota Youth Reading Awards (MYRA), Executive Board Member American Association of School Librarians (AASL-ALA) Technology Committee member, HOPE Community Academy (2006present) Marketing Committee member, HOPE Community Academy (2011-present) Read Naturally tutor, HOPE Community Academy (2007-08) Site Planning Committee member, HOPE Community Academy (2008-2010) English language tutor for Hmong refugees at Neighborhood House (2001) Life-long member of the Church of St. Stephen, Anoka, MN

References
Charlotte Czech ELL Coordinator, HOPE Community Academy 945 Maryland Ave East St. Paul, MN 55106 651-226-4239 Ruth DeMunck Teacher, HOPE Community Academy 948 Woodbridge Street St. Paul, MN 55130 612-619-3039 Sue Edwards Teacher, HOPE Community Academy 26 10th St West, Unit 2011 St. Paul, MN 55102 651-269-7185 Josh Ahlquist Teacher, Andover High School 740 Madison Street Anoka, MN 763-421-2553 Tim Willard Tech Support Coordinator, HOPE Community Academy 8899 Scandia Trail North Forest Lake, MN 55025 651-653-7842