Melody Ellison resume PDF

Melody Ellison

Education and Certification
University of North Texas —- May 2014
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies
Concentration EC-6 with ESL
Texas Standard English as a Second Language Generalist (Grades EC-6) —- Issued May 2014

Teaching Experience
ESL Classroom Teacher, Grade K, Alice D. Contreras Elementary, Fort Worth ISD         2015/present

  • Organized a successful Donors Choose project to acquire more than 60 books encouraging diversity and cross-curricular literacy
  • Employed daily read-alouds to develop oral language and early literacy skills
  • Identified student needs and worked one-on-one to foster individual emotional growth
  • Established a positive learning environment to foster success among students of diverse backgrounds
  • Collaborated regularly with colleagues to analyze data and plan for instruction

ESL Classroom Teacher, Grade 3, Trinity Basin Preparatory Charter School, Fort Worth       2014/15

  • Implemented guided reading lessons to model questioning, clarification, and problem solving techniques
  • Integrated technology, including an interactive whiteboard and student polling handsets, throughout curriculum to increase engagement and assess in real time
  • Actively sought and implemented feedback from an Instructional Coach to learn and grow as an educator
  • Crafted cross-curricular lessons using the Madeline Hunter lesson model
  • Differentiated instruction to meet the unique needs of a wide range of students, including ELL, low SES, and special needs

Honors and Awards
Summa Cum Laude
University of North Texas Honors College Recognition Award
College of Education Dean’s List —- Fall 2010 – Spring 2014
University of North Texas President’s List —-Spring 2011 – Spring 2014
Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education —- Inducted Fall 2011