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CHRISTOPHER CARLOS-RENE CULBERTSON

CCULBERT@UMICH.EDU

734-709-1218

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cculbertson

CERTIFICATION
6/2016

Michigan Provisional Elementary Certificate


Elementary: K-5 All Subjects, K-8 All Subjects Self Contained Classroom
6-8 Language Arts, K-8 ESL

International Diploma of English Language Teaching (IDELT) BRIDGE TEFL, Santiago, Chile

10/2012


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Teaching Experience
Fourth Grade English Language Learner Teacher
Summer English as a Second Language Academy, Scarlett Middle School, Ann Arbor, MI
Planned and taught ESL lessons
Designed and taught an informational writing unit on water management
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Collaboratively organized the 4 grade family presentation night
Supported students in recording voices overs for PowerPoint and iMovie presentations

7/2016

Third Grade Classroom Teacher


9/2015 - 4/2016
Mary D. Mitchell Elementary School, Ann Arbor, MI
Planned and taught three Guided Reading Groups on track to achieve 1 year of growth
Designed and taught Units 6 and 7 of Everyday Math with growth
Collaboratively organized a Third Grade Family History Night
Collaboratively designed two International Baccalaureate Units
Designed and taught a Poetry Writing Unit
Kindergarten and Third Grade Teacher
Summer Learning Institute, Logan Elementary, Ann Arbor, MI
Supported kindergarten and third grade students to achieve
grade level benchmarks in literacy and math
Substitute Teacher and After School Spanish Program Teacher
Honey Creek Community School, Ann Arbor, MI
Taught grades K - 8
Developed the schools first Elementary After School Spanish Program
Created and coached the Middle Schools first Soccer Team
English as a Second Language Teacher
Tronwell Language Institute, Temuco, Chile
Designed and taught 4-6 English classes per day at various levels
Assessed student progress using formative and summative assessments
Designed and lead extracurricular workshops
Assistant English as a Second Language Teacher
English Opens Doors Program, Ventanas, Puerto Natales, Chile
Taught seven groups of students from 9th-12th grade
Taught ESL in a week long English immersion camp in a team of four counselors

7/2015

9-12/2014, 9-10/2013

11/2012 3/2013

5-8/200

Related Experience
Summer Camp Counselor
Honey Creek Community School, Ann Arbor, MI
Collaboratively designed educational activities for children on a daily basis.
In charge of 10-15 Children; Grades 3-4; Ages 7-8
CPR-First Aid Certified

Volunteer English as a Second Language Tutor
The Adult Basic and Literature Education Program (ABLE), Wooster, OH
Worked with 5-8 adult, non-native English learners from various backgrounds
Designed culturally relevant lesson plans

6-8/2012, 6-8/2011

3-4/2009


EDUCATION

M.A. in Educational Studies with Elementary Certification, ESL endorsement, Language Arts 8/2016
University of Michigan School of Education, Ann Arbor, Michigan
B.A. Double Major in History and Spanish
The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
Earned Senior Thesis Honors
Earned Second Place - Digital Senior Thesis Competition
Awarded Copeland Funding Grant for Senior Thesis
Awarded The Ricardo Valencia Prize for Excellence in the Department of Spanish
Awarded The Kendall-Rives Latin American Research Grant

5/2012

SKILLS AND INTERESTS


Fluent English and Spanish speaker.
A trustworthy and approachable individual, with excellent communications skills, who works cooperatively with
students, families and staff to meet their needs and the goals of the learning community.

Able to design and teach culturally responsive lesson plans based in Common Core State Standards that appeal
to each students learning style and ability, empowering students to succeed and realize their individual goals.

Active classroom manager who excels at conflict resolution and creates a positive classroom culture that
encourages participation and engaged learning.

Computer proficiencies: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Keynote, Pages, iMovie, Evernote, Google Docs, Dropbox,
Wordpress, and Social Networking Websites.

References Available Upon Request