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Alison J. Candela



Illinois Initial Elementary Education Certificate (Type 03), June 2012

Middle School Endorsement in Social Science



Master of Education, Teaching and Learning, expected June 2012

DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois
GPA: 3.98/4.00


Bachelor of Arts, May 2007
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Major in Political Science, Minor in History

Teaching Experience

Dr. Jorge Prieto Math and Science Academy, Fourth Grade, Chicago, IL, March 2012 – June 2012
Student Teacher

  • Continuously taught, modified, and reflected upon teaching methods by providing students with authentic learning experiences and assessment
  • Executed unit plans using Common Core State Standards and Illinois State Standards
  • Integrated art into a poetry unit to encourage interdisciplinary learning experiences for students
  • Instructed guided reading groups and completed running records
  • Expanded instruction to include differentiated instruction through book club
  • Participated actively in parent-teacher conferences and communicated regularly with parents
  • Analyzed student performance regularly to assist in preparing the individualized education program
  • Attended Professional Development on utilizing math centers and science inquiry development
  • Collaborated with the fourth grade team to design a science inquiry unit on the environment

Related Experience


Northwestern University, Center for Talent Development, Evanston, Illinois, July 2012 – Present


Leapfrog Instructor


  • Planned and implemented Science and Math lessons for gifted primary grade students
  • Observed student participation and discussion to record anecdotal notes for assessment
  • Constructed detailed, written evaluations of student performance to communicate to families

DePaul University Office of Adult Student Affairs, Chicago, Illinois, August 2010 – February 2012

Adult Student Center Coordinator

  • Engaged the adult student population in discussion of resources available to this population
  • Planned quarterly department events for Adult Students in collaboration with the Assistant Director
  • Managed the Adult Student Center by maintaining rules and organizing available materials

Association Management Center (AMC), Glenview, Illinois, July 2008 – July 2010

Account Coordinator (previously Account Administrator)

  • Served as Annual Meeting Program Planning Committee staff liaison for a bioethics and humanities association as primary staff contact for 1,000 meeting attendees and 500 presenters
  • Facilitated meetings and trained colleagues how to use new software
  • Developed and presented a program management lesson for “Take Your Child to Work”

American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI), Des Plaines, Illinois, August 2007 – July 2008

Education Coordinator (previously from Meetings and Education Assistant)

  • Managed the Education Committee as staff liaison to ensure the implementation of the education program for the annual meeting as well as continuing education programs
  • Prepared materials for 500+ attendees at the annual meeting including conference proceedings, attendance records, and session handouts for concurrent sessions


  • National Association for the Education of Young Children, July 2011 – present
  • Illinois Reading Council, July 2011 – present
  • Urban Needs in Teacher Education, May 2012 - present



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