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Michael A. Postma

P.O. Box 147

Ramah, New Mexico 87321-0147

(505) 775-3596 – home phone, (505) 879-2140 – cell phone

ilovekermit@hotmail.com

http://michaelpostma.tripod.com/main.html

 


Career Objective

 

My career objective is to obtain a position in the elementary education

field while attaining a master’s degree in education.

 

Higher Education

 

Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois 61920

Bachelor of Science in Education

Graduation Date:  December of 2000

Major:  Elementary Education            Concentration:  English

 

Employment Positions

 

Ø       Head Teacher for Second and Third Grade

I collaborate with the principal to recommend and implement curriculum, monitor teachers’ and teacher aides’ duties, organize school meetings and activities, and facilitate where I am needed.  I have been the acting elementary principal and interacted with the superintendent, the middle school principal and high school principal on the elementary principal’s behalf.

                Pine Hill Elementary School:  Pine Hill, New Mexico

                                August 2002 through the present

Ø       A Second Grade Teacher in a Regular Education Classroom

I teach second grade students of Navajo dissent mathematics, reading, phonics, and other subjects while collaborating with other teachers, deal with discipline issues, and work with the principal on day-to-day tasks.

                Pine Hill Elementary School:  Pine Hill, New Mexico

                                August 2001 through the present

Ø       A Teachers’ Aide in an Elementary Special Education and Regular Education Classroom

I taught fifth grade students, wrote and implemented lesson plans, collaborated with several other teachers, and performed duties as prescribed by the special education teacher, regular education teachers and the building principal.

                Beecher Elementary School:  Beecher, Illinois

                                January 2001 through June 2001

Ø       A Technology Assistant

I assisted college students and community members with computers, computer programs, manipulative-making devices machines, and sold instruction materials.

                The Instructional Technology Center at Eastern Illinois University

                                January 1999 through May 1999

 

Professional Development

 

Ø       I-CARE Training - Phase I

Embassy Suites Hotel:  Tempe, Arizona

December 10 through December 12, 2003

Ø       NETC/ETIP Training 2003

The Instructional Technology Center of Gallup-McKinley County Schools:  Gallup, NM

                                        May 27 through June 6, 2003

Ø       The New Mexico Technology Conference

Artesia High School:  Artesia, New Mexico

April 3 through April 6, 2003

Ø       Family and Child Education (F.A.C.E.) Advanced Training Conference

Hilton Hotel:  Minneapolis, Minnesota

February 27 – March 3, 2003

Ø       The New Mexico Instructional Materials Caravan

The Albuquerque Convention Center:  Albuquerque, New Mexico

                Friday, October 25, 2002

Ø       The New Mexico State Learning Conference

University of New Mexico:  Albuquerque, New Mexico

                October 11 – October 13, 2002

Ø       Family and Child Education (F.A.C.E.) Conference

Holiday Inn Mountain View:  Albuquerque, New Mexico

                September 10 – September 15, 2001

Ø       Student Teaching Experiences and Responsibilities

Carl Sandburg Elementary School:  Charleston, Illinois

August 2000 through December 2000

 

Other Professional Development

 

Ø       Mentoring a New Teacher

Pine Hill Elementary School:  Pine Hill, New Mexico

                January, 2003 through present

Ø       Technology Team Member

Ramah Navajo School Board, Inc. (Pine Hill Schools): Pine Hill, New Mexico

                August, 2002 through present

Ø       Safety Committee Member

Ramah Navajo School Board, Inc. (Pine Hill Schools): Pine Hill, New Mexico

                August, 2002 through present

Ø       Head Teacher for Second and Third Grade

Pine Hill Elementary School:  Pine Hill, New Mexico

                August, 2002 through present

Ø       School Improvement Team Member (Pine Hill Schools)

Ramah Navajo School Board, Inc.

                                        January, 2003 through September, 2003

Ø       Safety Committee Founding Member

Pine Hill Elementary School: Pine Hill, New Mexico

                January, 2002 through May, 2002

 

Professional Organizations

 

Ø       Illinois Education Association and National Education Association Member

                        Fall, 1999 through May, 2001

Ø       Math Energy Member at Eastern Illinois University

                                Fall, 1997; Spring, 1998; Fall, 1998; and Spring, 1999

 

References

 

Available upon request.

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