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Kaleigh Boysen

Current Address:
810 Commons Circle, Box 181
Mt. Vernon, IA 52314

Permanent Address:
26107B Mayfield Union Way
Murrieta, CA 92563


Bachelor of Arts. Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa. May 2008.

Major: Elementary Education

GPA: 3.611

Pre-Professional Experience:

    Student Teacher. 2nd/3rd grade classroom at Peabody Elementary School in Chicago, Illinois.

    Language Arts:

    • Taught daily reading lessons to 3 rd grade students using the Open Court reading program.
    • Worked individually with at-risk students on sight words and phonics.
    • Encouraged reading skills with daily silent reading time and read alouds.
    • Enhanced students’ communication skills through journal writing.
    • Developed students’ understanding of the writing process through narrative writing


    • Engaged students in critical thinking to solve addition, subtraction, and problems and use math concepts
    • Reinforced counting skills with second graders by practicing coin counting and using a 100 chart to skip count.
    • Developed skills in interpreting and creating graphs with third graders

    Social Studies:

    • Created a unit for Hispanic Heritage month introducing students to Hispanic literature and music
    • Guided students’ studies of maps and globes and how to use them.

    Practicum Teacher: 1st/2nd grade multiage classroom at Van Allen Elementary School, North Liberty, Iowa

    • led a small daily reading group
    • taught a lesson on the long "o" sound spelled "oa" and "ow" using phonics cards created specifically for the lesson
    • Individually assisted struggling readers and writers by working one-on-one
    • performed 3 miscue analyses of one student's reading, and collected writing samples to analyze writing.
Practicum Teacher. Grade 3, Cleveland Elementary School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    • introduced science unit investigating water and taught several lessons
    • taught Daily Oral Language (DOL)
    • read aloud to whole class each day one chapter from a chapter book.

Professional Development:

  • Chicago Public Schools Student Teaching Summit

    • Participated in workshops on classroom management techniques and connecting with students

Work Experience:

  • Teacher for Summer Day Camp Program. Creative Learning Preschool and Childcare Center, Madison, Wisconsin. Summer 2007.
  • Student manager. Recycling Work-Study Program, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa. 2005-2007
  • Stocker. CarQuest Auto Parts. Riverside, California. Summer 2006
  • Sales Clerk. Charmed jewelry kiosk, Lakewood, Colorado. 2003-2005

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Lunch Buddies mentor program 2005-2006
  • Student Senate Secretary 2006-2007
  • Relay for Life 2006
  • Alliance Public Relations Chair 2006
  • Spanish play adjunct course 2007
  • Cornell Ultimate Frisbee team 2006
  • Costumes & Make-up Build Crew and Run Crew 2005-2006


Gayle Luck , Ph.D.
Education Professor
600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314
(319) 895-4251

Kerry Bostwick, Ph.D.
Academic Advisor
600 First Street SW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314

Nancy Friesen
Placement Supervisor
Chicago Center for Urban Life & Culture
1515 East 52nd Place, Floor 2
Chicago, IL 60615
(773) 561-5766

Credentials on File at:
Teacher Placement Office
Cornell College
600 First Street West
Mt. Vernon, IA 52314-1098
(319)895-4358 Office
(319)895-4473 Fax




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