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Joseph Squires

1502 Plainview Lane

Albert Lea , MN 56007





Bachelor's Degree: Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa May 2008

Certifications: Secondary American Government

Seeking Certifications: Secondary American History, Coaching K-12




Student Teaching: 7 th Grade Global Studies, Northwest Junior High School, Coralville, Iowa

August-November 2008

  • Instructed a classroom environment that was racially diverse
  • Designed and implemented a unit regarding an introduction to the Middle East which focused upon the geography and culture of the region in order to provide a better understanding of current events within the region such as the war in Iraq
  • Utilized Power Point to provide visual aides while using direct instruction to give lectures that appealed to multiple fashions in which students learn
  • Directed group activity that had students determine whether water or oil was of greater significance to the Middle East which gave students a new perspective regarding how people within the region live
  • Focused student's creativity into a lesson providing them with an opportunity to
  • Evaluated student's academic progress assessing having quizzes, writing assignments, and daily assignments which I created to ascertain each student's development
  • Responded to parent emails regarding their child's progress in my class class in order to include them in their child's learning
  • Varied my instruction to meet students with a wide arrange of achievement levels
  • Conferred with faculty during meetings about individual students and how to serve their educational needs
  • Supported students out of the school setting by attending extracurricular activities such as football games and the school dance to better the connection between myself and my students
  • Attended in-service meetings for teachers
  • Made myself available after the school day to provide students with any extra help


Practicum: 12 th Grade American Government and 9 th Grade American History, Mount Vernon High School, Mount Vernon, Iowa February 2008

  • Facilitated a debate about gas emissions within the United States
  • Shared with students events that had happened in history for that day as well as events that have happened currently
  • Observed teaching strategies administered within the classroom in order to further my own teaching ability







Soccer Referee: Albert Lea Youth Soccer Association, Albert lea, MinnesotaSummers 1999-2004

  • Upheld the rules of the game as handed down by F.I.F.A. (Federated International Football Association, the governing body for soccer) to structure a safer environment for the players
  • Maintained control of the players, coaches, and spectators to ensure good sportsmanship was demonstrated

Soccer Coach: Albert Lea Youth Soccer Association, Albert Lea, Minnesota Summers 2002-2005

  • Instructed youth on the fundamentals of soccer on a 1 to 1 basis as well as the whole team
  • Orchestrated a group mentality that worked to better the team as a whole

Bowling Coach: Albert Lea Youth Bowling Association, Albert Lea, Minnesota Falls 2001-2004

  • Aided in the improvement of individual bowler's game by motivating those bowlers to focus upon the task at hand
  • Created an enriching environment where bowlers felt comfortable making mistakes and in turn learned from their errors




College Lacrosse Club Team Member, 2006-Present

College Varsity Soccer Player, 2005

High School Varsity Bowler, 2000-2004

High School Varsity Soccer Player, 2001-2004

High School Varsity Track Runner, 2003-2004

Worked with Youth at Local YMCA, 1998-2002


For Credentials Contact:


Diane Harrington

Cornell College

600 First St. W

Mt. Vernon , IA 52314






Cynthia Postler

Cornell College

600 First Street West

Mt. Vernon , Iowa, 52314



Jill Heinrich

Cornell College

600 First St. W

Mt. Vernon , IA 52314



Steve Shullaw

Northwest Junior High School

1507 8 th Street

Coralleville , IA 52241

For questions or comments, please contact Joseph Squires