Elizabeth Schmieding

Elizabeth S.

Grand Rapids, MI
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been around music most of my life. I have played the clarinet for 5 years, which has helped me get a good understanding of music theory. On top of the lessons in music I have learned through clarinet, I have participated in top choirs from high school and have experience with groups such as the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus that have helped me perfect my knowledge of music theory and apply it in real life circumstances.

About Elizabeth S.

Elizabeth S. has graduated from Grand Valley State University with a two majors in English/Language Arts and Education. She also have two minors in French and Elementary Distributed.

With her major in English and Literature, Elizabeth's specialty is with anything written at any age and experience level. She has studied the written works of great American and British authors from the past as well as different styles of writing from the modern time. It is because of this that Elizabeth knows the best ways to analyze written works and the best ways to write essays of any kind on those works.

Also, Elizabeth has spent extensive time in France due to studying abroad and personal exhibitions to hone her french speaking and writing skills as well as experience the culture. Due to her time in the country, Elizabeth can speak French fluently with the inside knowledge of how the native French speaker words their phrases.

Before Elizabeth became a teacher, she was working in many different teaching positions such as being a teacher's aide with Schoolcraft College's Kids on Campus program and a Gymboree Play and Music instructor. It is in these programs, along with her student teaching, that Elizabeth has gained experience working with students of all ages, from Kindergarten to 9th grade.

Right now, Elizabeth is teaching a kindergarten class at Oakland Academy in Kalamazoo.

The philosophy that Elizabeth brings into her classroom is that she believes that every student wants to learn. It is the teacher’s job to figure out how to teach and make lessons exciting to their students to unlock the excitement and passion for academic subjects. Through open dialogues and hands on activities, Elizabeth promises to make her lessons interesting and tailored to her students’ individual needs.

Elizabeth's teaching style is firm and she expects her students to work hard, but she also makes lessons personable and celebrates success.

**Lesson Details**

Brain Warm Up
- Students will complete a warm-up of the subject in which they are taking. Warm-ups will be an easy problem or question for students to answer and think about.

Main Lesson
- Together we will go into the difficulties that the students are having in the subject.This can include, but is not limited to: Going over homework, strengthening exercises, and academic/purposeful games.

Ticket Out the Door
- The ticket out the door is a review question of the time spent together that the student must answer. This helps me as a teacher see how effective my lesson was, and how much the student is learning.


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Managing Kindergarten Teacher
Jan 2015 - Present

Forest Academy

I teach all Kindergarten subjects, plan lessons, attend IEP meetings, conduct parent-teacher conferences, and teach lessons.

Associate Teacher
Aug 2014 - Present

Forest Academy

I teach writing, reading, social studies, science, art, health, and P.E. to a classroom of Kindergartners.

Teacher's Aid
Jul 2008 - Sep 2013

Schoolcraft College

Helping the classroom teacher in all things such as managing students, answering questions, working with parents, and teaching lessons.

Gymboree Music Instructor
Jan 2013 - May 2013

Gymboree Play and Music

Taught young children about music, rhythm, and different kinds of music.

Reading Tutor
Feb 2012 - May 2012

Grand Valley State University

Worked with elementary grade students on their reading skills and techniques to improve reading in class and home.


Bachelor of Arts, English/Education
Aug 2009 - Apr 2014

Grand Valley State University

High School
Aug 2004 - Jun 2009

Milford High School



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Provisional Teacher's Certificate
May 2014

State of Michigan Department of Education

Can teach all subjects K-5 Can teach all subjects K-8 in a self-contained classroom Can teach Language Arts grades 6-8
First Aid CPR AED
Apr 2014

American Heart Association

Able to perform first aid and CPR on civilians in cases of emergency. Certified in accordance with the CPR AED program Certified for child and infant CPR


Member of Sigma Tau Delta
Jan 2014

Sigma Tau Delta

Music Key of Milford High School
Jun 2009

Milford High School


Sigma Tau Delta
Jan 2013
Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honor Society, was founded in 1924 at Dakota Wesleyan University. The Society strives to Confer distinction for high achievement in English language and literature in undergraduate, graduate, and professional studies; Provide, through its local chapters, cultural stimulation on college campuses and promote interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities; Foster all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and writing; Promote exemplary character and good fellowship among its members; Exhibit high standards of academic excellence; and Serve society by fostering literacy.

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