MICHAEL C. BLANKS

 

Me and Tucker

4848 Washtenaw Ave Apt. B1

Ann Arbor MI, 48108

phone: 734-552-6762

 email: mblanks1@emich.edu

blog: http://blankspages.blogspot.com/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

OBJECTIVE       A senior at Eastern Michigan University majoring in Elementary Education Integrated Science and Elementary Education Reading seeking experiences to further grow as a future educator. 

 

EDUCATION         

Eastern Michigan University,

Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

Anticipated Graduation Date: December 2008

Bachelor of Science

Elementary Education: Integrated Science major

Elementary Education: Reading major

 

CERTIFICATION IN 

                                    Michigan Elementary Provisional Endorsement, K-5

                                    Michigan Integrated Science Endorsement, K-8

                                    Michigan Reading Endorsement, K-8

                                    Michigan Literacy Progress Profile (MLPP) K-3

                                    Project WILD                   

 

PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION

 

                          Educational Field Experience

                          Carpenter Elementary School

                          Ann Arbore, MI, 48108

                          January 2008- April 2008

                          Teacher: Mr. Peter Larson

               Assist teacher and paraprofessionals in daily tasks.

               Assist in teaching individual students.

               Attend and assist students with yoga.

Educational Field Experience

Washington Elementary School, 5th grade

Wyandotte, MI,  48192

March 2007- May 2007

Teacher: Mrs. Wendy Brown

         Assist teacher with routine classroom activities.

         Run a small reading group with students.

         Assist with classroom management.

 

Pre-Student Teaching 

Educational Field Experience

January 2005 to present

Volunteer in general education classrooms.

         Assist teacher with routine classroom activities.

         Teach whole class lessons.

         Run a small reading group with students.

         Assist with classroom management.

         Help assist with Science Fair.

 

ST. JAMES’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH                                                        

Grosse Ile, MI

September 2004 to April 2006

Volunteer Third Grade Religious Education Teacher               

         Create lesson plans for each week’s class.

         Present materials to class.

         Discuss with parents the goals for the year.

         Encourage students interaction.

         Encourage students to participate in class activities.

         Help students with their reading and writing skills.

         Responsible for a classroom of students.

 

ST. JAMES’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH                                                        

Grosse Ile, MI

September 2001 to April 2003

Volunteer Second Grade Religious Education Teacher Aide            

         Encourage students to participate in classroom activities.

         Help students when they struggled with reading.

         Help students with writing and spelling.

         Help teachers with any office work that needed to be done.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE      

                                    

                               COMERICA PARK

                                    Detroit, MI

                                    February 2007 to present

                                    Usher                                                                                                                                               

         Customer Service.

         Assisting guests find locations in arena.

         Assisting guests with disabilities to locations .

         Interacting with guests to create a positive experience.

         Assisting in "Kid's Run" program.

                                JOE LOUIS ARENA

                                    Detroit, MI

                                    April 2005 to present

                                    Guest Services                                                                                                                                               

         Customer Service.

         Assisting guests find locations in arena.

         Assisting guests with disabilities to locations .

         Interacting with guests to create a positive experience.

                                                                                                                                                    

                                   

                                 OLD'S FLOWER SHOP

                                 Trenton, MI

                                 April 2003 to October 2004

                                 Flower Deliverer / Cashier                                                                                                                                                    

         Deliver flowers.

         Manage money.

         Confirm orders by phone.

         Keep products organized on shelves.

         Help assist in creating orders.

         Keep flower shop clean.

 

    ST. JAMES’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH     

    Grosse Ile, MI

    June 2004 to April 2005

    Babysitter                                                                                                       

         Responsible for 10-25 children, from 6 months to 7 years old.

         Encourage children to interact with each other.

         Encourage children to share with other children.

 

 

 

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

 

                                    MEAP MERIT Scholarship

                                    Grand, Temple Award (from Trenton Public Schools)

                                    Daoud, Helen & Tarik scholarship (from Eastern Michigan University College of Education - Teacher Education)

                            Dean’s List, 8 consecutive semesters.