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Kingsport, Tennesse Samantha Bard swbard@gmail.

com

OBJECTIVE
I am passionate about how education (in its many forms) can inspire
empowerment,holistic awareness, genuine joy, and curiosity within individuals and
communities at large.

UNIVERSITY EDUCATION
2012 Bachelors in Elementary Education (Licensure Option), Bryan College,
Tennessee, USA
Grade Point Average: 3.99 on scale of 4.0, Summa Cum Laude

WORK EXPERIENCE

Site Manager | Mounthaven Resort | Mount Rainier, Washington |


April 2016 November 2016
Managed 11 rental cabins and RV sites while owners were away
Answered customer phone calls and emails, making reservations for them using Rezstream software
and VRBO interface
Took unforeseen circumstances in stride and solved all problems as they arose
Managed housekeeping schedule and supplies

Field and Cabin Instructor | Camp Highland Outdoor Science School | Beaumont, California |
January 2016 April 2016
Lead groups of 15 19 middle school students on hikes which incorporated lessons on tree and plant
identification and local geology. Taught classes on wildlife ecology, environmental action, weather,
watersheds, and Native American history.
Facilitated team building, low ropes, and adventure activities including a rock climbing wall, an alpine
tower, archery, and canoeing.
Lead cabin groups of girls through crafts, showers, bedtime, and night classes including astronomy,
world dance, snakes (handled snakes), campfire skits/songs, and night hike.

Field Instructor | Natures Classroom Atop Lookout Mountain | Mentone, Alabama |


August December 2015
Lead groups of 10 15 students on hikes which incorporated lessons on tree and plant identification,
local geology, and, ecology.
Facilitated team building activities and assisted (belay and safety) in adventure activities including a
high ropes course, rock climbing walls, and zip lines.
Taught classes to groups of 5th-8th grade students on multiple science and civics topics.
Fulfilled meal clean up and various camp maintenance duties.

First Grade Teacher | American Christian Academy of Nigeria | Ibadan, Nigeria |


2013 - 2015
Taught literacy, reading, math, science, and social studies to first grade students.
Cooperated with other teachers to organize programs like a Science Fair and various performances.
Used diverse teaching methods to accommodate ESL, hard of hearing, and learning-disabled students.
Played guitar and lead singing with 1st 6th grade classes.
Taught extra-curricular clubs including a Crochet Club and an Etiquette Club.

Practicum and Student Teaching | Hungary and Tennessee | 2011-2012


4 grade, Graysville Elementary School, Dayton, Tenn., USA
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Kindergarten and 1st grade International Christian School of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
Core Staff Counselor | Warner Camp | Grand Junction, Michigan | Summer 2012
Lead one student group per week, ranging from 2nd 9th grade, for 24 hours a day through large
group activities, small group discussions, and one-on-one interaction.
Ran energetic, large group games using organizational and communications skills.
Encouraged learning and enjoyment through active participation in activities and enthusiasm.
Adapted activities and lessons at a moments notice, taking unforeseeable circumstances in stride.

OTHER EXPERIENCE
Volunteer Event Coordinator | Jesus Kids Home for Children with Disabilities | Ibadan, Nigeria |
December 2013 June 2015
Served 20+ underprivileged children and adults with various disabilities once a week with songs,
stories, and activities.
Raised financial support for surgeries and other basic needs.
Intern | Creative Discovery Museum | Chattanooga, Tennessee | December 2011 March 2012
Facilitated learning stations and activities at science education outreach programs in elementary
schools for K-5th grade and science theatre programs at the museum.
Interacted enthusiastically with large groups of students and parents to promote active learning.
Volunteer Sloth Caretaker | Costa Rica | March 2011
Interacted with the Costa Rican culture and honed Spanish speaking skills; worked with a team to
feed, clean, and care for rescued sloths through rehabilitation activities.
Childrens Library Assistant | Maud Preston Palenske Public Library | St. Joseph, Michigan |
2008 - 2010
Assisted customers in book choice based on personal interest and childs reading level.
Designed and crafted educational displays utilizing creativity and knowledge of childrens literature.
OTHER SKILLS
U.S. citizen, 26 years old. Basic belay skills, experience facilitating canoeing and archery, team-
building and low ropes. Proficient in key Microsoft programs, including Publisher. Knows
Quickbooks, SmartBoard, Promethian Board, and various library systems. Research experience.
Native English, good Spanish. Enjoys playing guitar, being outdoors, travelling, and jogging.