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DIONYSIA KEFALLINOS

31 Rose Terrace  Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236


(313) 600-5722  kefallin@msu.edu kefallinos.weebly.com

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION
Michigan Secondary Standard Certificate, anticipated May 2018
6-12 English (BA)
6-12 English as a Second Language (NS)

EDUCATION
Teacher Certification May 2018
Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
 Completed 12 graduate credits

Bachelor of Arts with honors, English for Secondary Education May 2017
Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
 Minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Berkley High School Berkley, MI
Student Teacher | English 10 & Honors English 10 August 2017-April 2018

 Co-taught with mentor teacher full-time throughout academic year


 Developed Common Core aligned lesson and unit plans for English Language Arts & Literacy at the
10th grade level
 Applied use of both formative and summative assessment to tailor instruction and lesson plans to
ensure that each student has the tools needed for success
 Differentiated ELA 10 content and instruction to better fit the needs of individual students
 Focused on creating a warm and accepting classroom environment to provide a safe and conducive
learning space
 Employed multimodal technology to vary instruction, engage students, and keep students and
parents informed on lessons and important assignments
 Attended parent-teacher conferences and keep regular contact with students’ families
 Crafted lesson and unit plans with a focus on social justice pedagogy
 Tailored lesson plans for IEPs and 504 accommodations to ensure academic equity and success for
all students
 Attended interdisciplinary professional development meetings with a focus on the Reading
Apprenticeship framework

Oakland Schools Waterford, MI


Substitute Teacher | EDUStaff November 2017-Present
Chippewa Middle School Okemos, MI
Assistant Teacher | 8 Grade English Classroom | ELA 8
th
October 2016-April 2017
 Worked in small group and one-on-one with students to assist in understanding and learning goals
 Assisted in classroom management and summative assessment grading
 Crafted lesson plans to fit with current units
 Fostered a safe and respectful learning environment for all students

East Lansing High School East Lansing, MI


Assistant Teacher | ESL Classroom September 2016-December 2016
 Worked one-on-one with students to help provide understanding on classroom assignments
 Provided audio for summative assessments to assist English language learners in comprehension
 Assisted students in clarification of important documents, such as assessments and college
applications
 Co-taught lesson plans with mentor teacher
 Crafted relevant examples for language lesson plans to help all students achieve understanding
 Created a safe environment where all backgrounds and languages of students felt respected and
appreciated

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Gier Park Elementary School Lansing, MI
Read to Succeed Volunteer Tutor January 2016-April 2016
 Tutored an at-risk student in a one-on-one setting
 Crafted mini-lessons on reading, spelling, and grammar
 Developed an environment where the student felt comfortable to work through challenging topics
 Utilized the interests of the student to find texts that the student would be engaged with to make
learning meaningful

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING


Reading Apprenticeship Training November 2017-April 2018
Adult & Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED February 2018

HONORS & AWARDS


Dean’s List, Michigan State University January 2015-May 2017
REFERENCES
Kay Cole Davena Jackson
Mentor Teacher-Berkley High School TE 802 & 804 Professor
KMCole@berkleyschools.org jacksdav@msu.edu
(248) 935-3172 (313) 806-9150

Erin Bronstein Sharon Mathews


TE 801 & 803 Professor Read to Succeed Coordinator
bronste9@msu.edu smathews9586@comcast.net
(814) 933-2499