Shawna Kay Matteson

Work Experience
Career-Related Experience
Career Related Experience Sylvan Learning Center, Teacher, August 2004-June 2005
  • Provided individualized instruction in the areas of beginning reading, academic reading, writing, and mathematics for students in grades K-12 using proven concrete Sylvan strategies and techniques.
  • Coconino High School, GEAR-UP Office Manager & Mentor, April 2002-June 2005
  • Managed and maintained statistics on entire class of 2006 to be used for scholarship and other grant purposes.
  • Fulfilled needs of payroll management for entire GEAR UP staff.
  • Knoles Elementary School, Student Teacher, January-April 2004
  • Designed and implemented dynamic lesson plans integrating multiple content areas, which were aligned with Arizona State Standards for fifth grade.
  • Evaluated and analyzed students' AR (Accelerated Reader) scores.
  • Lead parent-teacher conferences, including Spanish-speaking families.
  • Facilitated ELL students by providing additional context support and input modifications. Accommodated Special Education students through modified lesson plans.
  • Helped organize a school wide "love of reading week", scheduling various guest readers.
    NAU Practicum Experience Knoles Elementary School, 4th grade Practicum, Fall 2003
  • Designed and implemented games and strategies for learning the phonology, semantics, and pragmatics of the English language with an ELL student.
  • Flagstaff Junior Academy, 3rd-6th Grades, Fall 2003
  • Assisted students one-on-one doing math activities using Versatiles, Tangrams, and other hands-on math manipulatives.
  • Flagstaff Montessori Charter School, 4th-6th Grades, Fall 2003
  • Facilitated small group math lessons involving problem-solving skills with 6th graders, and provided one-on-one tutoring for various levels of math.
  • Knoles Elementary School, 3rd Grade, Fall 2002
  • Created a series of 12 literacy lesson plans centered around "community" and taught these lessons over a period of twelve weeks to Mrs. Taylor's third graders.
  • Estrella Mountain Elementary School, 1st and 4th Grades, Fall 2002
  • Assisted in a remedial CLIP classroom with 8 students, producing running records on students, developing vocabulary-based reading assignments, and testing students on high frequency words.

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