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Rachel Major

91-6221 Kapolei Pkwy Unit 517, Ewa Beach, Hawaii 96706 (956) 357-0637 rachelmajor2@gmail.com
Obtain an elementary school teacher position that will utilize my passion for teaching and my dedication to
childrens development and educational needs.
Hawaii elementary education teaching license (K-6), expected January 2017
Master of Arts in Teaching
Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii
GPA: 4.0

Expected: December 2016

Bachelor of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii
GPA: 3.9 Magna Cum Laude
Recipient of the Outstanding Undergraduate Criminal Justice Student Award
Deans List, all semesters, Fall 2009-Spring 2012

May 2012

Student Teacher
July 2016 December 2016
Holomua Elementary School, Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Collaborated with CT and grade level teachers for planning in all subject areas
Routinely met with CT to reflect on lesson planning, discuss adaptations, and plan upcoming units
Planned and designed lessons to incorporate hands-on, interactive activities to enhance student learning
Conducted small-group instruction with students based on differentiated learning to maximize student
Utilized The Daily 5 Literacy Framework by incorporating guided reading, buddy reading, independent
reading, and word work along with writing activities and the TumbleBooks reading program
Effectively practiced Gradual Release of Responsibility I do, We do, You Do to foster a studentcentered learning environment
Provided effective cognitive support through teacher modeling and thinking aloud during demonstration
of problem solving
Incorporated various instructional strategies to meet the needs of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic
learning styles
Planned and implemented math lessons using Stepping Stones curriculum
Implemented positive reinforcement method to correct poor behavior and enhance motivation
Evaluated students using a variety of formative and summative assessments
Encouraged peer collaboration and partner sharing
Developed cross-disciplinary lesson plans
Incorporated technological resources
Promoted General Learning Outcomes and whole-child development
Attended RTI (Response to Intervention) committee meetings
Observed and participated in parent-teacher conferences
Upheld established classroom routine, procedures, and expectations

Rachel Major
91-6221 Kapolei Pkwy Unit 517, Ewa Beach, Hawaii 96706 (956) 357-0637 rachelmajor2@gmail.com
Graduate Assistant for Retention, Advising, and Career Preparation
July 2014 June 2016
Chaminade University of Honolulu, Hawaii
Engaged undergraduate students in promoting their academic, professional, and overall development
from orientation through graduation. Assisted with the development and implementation of studentcentered programs and initiatives that enhanced the success of students. Assisted advisor and director of
transition programs with coordination of new student orientation and transition programs. Designed and
distributed parent newsletter, and helped with communication efforts to new students and families.
Assisted with orientation leader and peer mentor recruitment. Assisted with coordination of First-Year
Experience Seminar curriculum and faculty/peer mentor training. Facilitated presentations and training
related to academic success, transitions, and leadership skills. Worked collaboratively with student
leaders, staff, and faculty within student affairs and across campus.
Secretary II (promoted from Clerk IV)
September 2012 June 2014
Traffic Violations Bureau, Hawaii State Judiciary, Honolulu, Hawaii
Trained and supervised Clerk IV position. Scheduled interviews and performance tests; extended
conditional employment offers; performed clerical functions such as assisting administration, answering
administrators phone calls, delivering messages, composing and proofing correspondence, dealing with
confidential personnel information, greeting appointments, ordering office equipment and supplies,
working with the public, reviewing payroll and daily attendance, distributing mail, maintaining public
forms, maintaining a log of pending work, filing, and providing assistance to others as needed.
Dance Camp Coordinator
Summers of 2011 & 2012
McAllen Parks and Recreation, McAllen, Texas
Supervised a staff of eight camp instructors and 60 to 70 participants ages 6-15. Oversaw productivity
of staff, managed child sign in and sign out process with parents, recorded staff timesheets, and ensured
the safety of the children. Assigned songs and dances to staff, choreographed dances, and aided
instructors with teaching; assigned special duties to staff on a day to day basis with rotation of duties;
educated staff about effective teaching techniques. Coordinated dance recitals and public performances.
Dance and Cheerleading Camp Instructor
Summers of 2008, 2009, & 2010
McAllen Parks and Recreation, McAllen, Texas
Instructed children ages 2-17 in ballet, lyrical, jazz, hip hop, cheerleading, and tumbling. Coached kids
on proper dance techniques, cheerleading motions, jumps, and stretching techniques. Choreographed
numerous dances and routines for children to perform during dance recitals and public performances.

Paepae o Heeia (Heeia fishpond), Kaneohe, HI Aug. 2015

Palolo Homes and Plantation, Honolulu, HI Aug. 2015
Diva Half Marathon, Honolulu, HI - April 2012
Palolo Learning Center Tutor, Honolulu, HI - Oct.-Dec. 2011
Palolo Elem. School Tutor, Honolulu, HI - Feb.-May 2010
Waikiki Beach Clean Up, Honolulu, HI - Oct. 2009
Cenizo Park Elementary, San Antonio, TX - April 2009
Salvation Army, San Antonio, TX - Jan. 2008 and March 2009
San Antonio State Hospital, San Antonio, TX - Feb. 2009

Naomi Shimabuku, Coordinating Teacher
Email: nshima@holomuael.k12.hi.us
Phone: (808) 685-2000

Boo Bash, St. Marys U. of San Antonio, TX - Oct. 2008

Ronald McDonald House, San Antonio, TX - Oct. 2008
San Antonio Alzheimers Memory Walk - Oct. 2008
San Antonio Childrens Museum - Sept. 2008
Special Olympics with UPD, San Antonio, TX - Sept. 2008
San Antonio Parks and Recreation - Sept. 2008
Oyster Bake clean up, San Antonio, TX - April 2008
San Antonio Childrens Shelter - Sept. 2007

Bernice Kihara, University Supervisor

Email: bkiharalearning@gmail.com
Phone: (808) 291-5359