“It is our responsibility to provide
our students/children with a unique learning environment where all children feel safe to learn, grow and be themselves...”
“...I had the pleasure of having Cortney as a student in my
Multiculturalism in Education class at the Community College of Vermont
during the fall semester of 2004.
I was immediately impressed with Cortney's positive demeanor, her
willingness to let her feelings and passions be known, and her
attention to detail and deadline…”
Multiculturalism in Education
– Letter of Recommendation for a scholarship
Community College of Vermont
“...being involved in a child’s
school, it is giving the child a sense of pride. It is giving them a feeling of belonging, and a feeling of priority in learning..”
Philosophy of Parental Involvement
“There is not any one type of
person. Each one is a patchwork quilt made up of the many things that contribute to who we are.”
Philosophy of Multicultural Education
Excited to develop and honor the education of
the whole child. Looking forward to teaching elementary students using a combination of education experience, and 5 plus years
of working with children on numerous levels. This experience is accented by my passionate interest in the Montessori method
of teaching, and a concentration in environmental science.
Working towards a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a concentration
in environmental science.
Experienced in many years of caring for children, and providing an educational
environment for positive learning.
Dedicated to enthusiastic and dynamic teaching as a means of creating and
nurturing a lifelong love of knowledge in children.
Education, Honors, and Certifications
Working towards an Bachelor’s
Degree in Elementary Education
of Vermont Fall 2004 – present
Concentration in Psychology
Passionate about Gifted and Talented and Montessori teaching
County Community College 2000-2001
State College 1999
National Dean’s List 2005
First Aid Certified
completed certification (Corporate)
Experience in creating preschool curriculum.
Plan and instruct a wide variety of lesson plans
with a specific concentration in individualized learning.
Implement Montessori methods into my classroom
giving each child a chance to be educated as a whole child.
Completed Computer Courses: Microcomputer
Applications I and Web Site Design and Management (CCV)
· Software (IBM and MAC
environments): Microsoft Windows® and DOS, WordPerfect, Microsoft Word, Microsoft
Excel, PageMaker, MacroMedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Fireworks, Adobe Photoshop, QuickBooks,
knowledge of the Internet
· System installations and debugging; terminal/printer operations
Professional Development in Education
Preschool Teacher-Per Diem & Infant Room
c/o Springfield Hospital,
August 2004 to present
· Private Tutoring - Algebra
One-on-One GMUHS Spring 2004
Kindercare Learning Centers
Preschool Teacher (Head Teacher)
May 2000 – May 2001
Curriculum, Training, classes, etc.
· Various private in-home childcare
Professional Development Trainings/Workshops
· New England Gifted and Talented Conference – Killington, VT October 2005
· Springfield Area Parent Child Center – April 2006
· Healthy Sexual Development in Chidlren – Springfield, VT April 2006
· Flowers, Fun, and Friendship, an Applebaum Institute Workshop – April
Vermont Council for Gifted Education
Childcare Provider Network
Girl Scouts of America
Lisa Richards Kindercare Inc.
Heather Newkirk, Squeaky Sneakers