Brittany Utzka

Brittany Utzka

Substitute Teacher at United South Central Public Schools

Location
Wells, Minnesota (Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area)
Industry
Museums and Institutions

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Brittany Utzka's Overview

Current
  • Substitute Teacher at United South Central Public Schools
  • Volunteer at United South Central School District
  • Substitute Paraprofessional at United South Central Public Schools
Past
Education
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Brittany Utzka's Experience

Substitute Teacher

United South Central Public Schools

April 2013Present (1 year 6 months) Wells, Minnesota

Arrive punctually to the school office to obtain instructions and schedule. Quickly adapt to new schedule, and ask other teachers from same grade questions when needed to clarify instructions. Obtain and set out needed materials for students and paras. Follow teacher's lesson plan to the best of my ability. Teach, interact, supervise and mentor students. Provide support, motivate and encourage students with their daily work. Must deal with conflict between students, and enforce school's discipline plan. Leave written report of day’s events for the teacher being replaced.

Volunteer

United South Central School District

December 2012Present (1 year 10 months) Wells, Minnesota

Volunteer every Thursday and Friday for three hours. Begin day in the band room, select students either individually or small groups to work through their music with them. Listen, guide and at times accompany on trombone students for at least ten minutes. Following band class, report to 5th grade math to assist, encourage and walk students through problems in easier to understand terms. End day in band room conducting individual band lessons.

Substitute Paraprofessional

United South Central Public Schools

December 2012Present (1 year 10 months) Wells, MN

Arrive punctually to the school office to obtain instructions and schedule. Quickly adapt to new schedule, obtain needed materials and meet with teachers and students. Provide support, motivate and encourage students with their daily work. Must deal with conflict between students, and supervise all students. Leave written report of day’s events for Para being replaced.

Student Supervisor

St. Olaf College

Educational Institution; 501-1000 employees; Higher Education industry

July 2008May 2012 (3 years 11 months) Rolvaag Memorial Library

Built leadership experience by overseeing student workers and assigning tasks. Communicated effectively with fellow staff members to solve problems. Managed books, DVDs, and periodicals. Assisted and directed patrons in finding library materials.

Doing Public History Interim Class

St. Olaf College

Educational Institution; 501-1000 employees; Higher Education industry

January 2012February 2012 (2 months)

Collaborated effectively with a team of 9 people and Northfield Historical Society (NHS) to organize, plan and create a website recreating what it would have been like for students in Northfield, MN in 1911. Researched the lives of 5 students, compiled information from Ancestry.com and resources from NHS to recreate their lives for an online presence. Gained valuable insight into the rewards and challenges of local, public history and genealogy.

Biology T.A. for Student Support Services

St. Olaf College

Educational Institution; 501-1000 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2010August 2011 (1 year 1 month) Northfield, Minnesota

Prepared biology lesson plan and taught Supplemental Instruction class in both group and one-on-one settings.Gathered and monitored equipment for lab. Transported students off campus for group activities. Ensured student safety in residence hall and fostered positive learning environment.

Student Support Services Board of Leaders

St. Olaf College

Educational Institution; 501-1000 employees; Higher Education industry

September 2009May 2010 (9 months) Northfield, Minnesota

Attended weekly meetings and coordinated 20 events to encourage SSS community building. Acted as a liaison between SSS, Student Government Association and the St. Olaf student body. Supervised students who utilized the SSS study space. Planned first year student bonding events and mentored 8 students in their transition to college.

Brittany Utzka's Skills & Expertise

  1. Teaching
  2. Research
  3. Student Leadership
  4. Tutoring
  5. Public Speaking
  6. Campus
  7. Editing
  8. Leadership
  9. Critical Thinking
  10. Nonprofits
  11. Fundraising

Brittany Utzka's Organizations

  • Phi Alpha Theta

    • April 2012 to Present
  • National Slavic Honor Society

    • April 2012 to Present
  • Save Walters' Jail

    Committee Member
    • July 2012 to Present

    Preserve the history of the one cell Walters' Jail by repairing the structure. Research available grant funding.Create and maintain social networks regarding this project.

Brittany Utzka's Honors and Awards

  • St. Olaf Scholarship for Academic Excellence

    St. Olaf College
    • 2008

    Monetary award given based on academic merit. Received award from 2008-2012.

Brittany Utzka's Languages

  • Russian

Brittany Utzka's Education

St. Olaf College

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Russian Studies and Political Science

20082012

Activities and Societies: Phi Alpha Theta, National Slavic Honor Society (Dobro Slovo), Russian Film Club, Mentor for Educational Talent Search, Hmong Culture Outreach

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