Kimberly A. Cole


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PA Certification:       Elementary Education (K-6)


                                    Early Childhood (N-3)


                                    Reading Specialist (K-12) - Pending



Education:                 Master of Education (California University-3.9 GPA), 2012


                                    B.S. in Education (Clarion University-3.3 GPA), 2006


                                    Diploma (Bethel Park High School), 2002



Experience:               Toddler Teacher, 12-18 Month First Steps Classroom: The Goddard School, Peters Township, PA (August 2010- July 2011)

Toddler Teacher, 2 ½- 3 year old Classroom: Tender Care Learning Center, Jefferson Hills, PA (August 2009- August 2010)

Teaching Assistant; 3-Year Old Class, 4-Year Old Class, and Transition Class: Prince of Peace Preschool, Pleasant Hills, PA  (September 2007- May 2009)

Student Teaching: Keystone Elementary School, Knox, PA: Kindergarten

Student Teaching: St. Patrick Catholic School, Diocese of Erie, Franklin, PA: 5th and 6th Grade Multiage Classroom


Goal: To obtain a position as an Elementary classroom Teacher.



For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be an Elementary School teacher.  Even as a child, I had a love of teaching. For example, when I was in the fifth grade, my teacher would ask me to help the other students increase their scores on spelling tests. I would spend time working with my peers and helping them study for our weekly tests.  As a young student, this was a very rewarding experience and the feeling of helping someone achieve success made me realize that being in the education world is where I belong.

After graduating from high school, I began my journey to become a teacher at Clarion University, where I had an amazing and challenging experience. My student teaching experiences at both Keystone Elementary and St. Patrick Catholic School were positive experiences in which I impacted student success and helped the students reach their academic goals.

After graduation, I was excited to begin my career as a preschool and early childhood teacher. The students were eager and willing to learn, which made my job better each day. Although I loved waking up and going to work with the kids every day, I wanted to continue my own education in order to better myself for my students.

In the fall of 2010, I enrolled in California University to pursue my Master of Education and Reading Specialist Certification. During my 6-week practicum this summer, I worked one-on-one with a student and was able to successfully increase her reading level. This experience has given me the drive not only to continue helping students work hard and reach their goals, but to pursue a position as a teacher in my own classroom.  I believe that my hard work and dedication over the years have helped me improve the learning experiences of all the students with whom I have worked. I am whole heartedly excited and dedicated to finding a school district where I can enrich the students while also growing as an educator.

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