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TRACEY GLEASON Email: ​tragls@att.

net

EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

Illinois Professional Educator License
Endorsements in Language Arts and Mathematics

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, December 1992
GPA 3.56/4.00

Master in Education Technology, Leadership
Concordia University, River Forest, IL August 2017
GPA 4.00/4.00

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Southeast School, SD 124, Evergreen Park, IL ​– August/2014-Present
TECHNOLOGY TEACHER - ​Provide K-6 students with instruction in achieving technological skills enabling them to
become 21st century learners.
● Provide instruction in web-based programs such as code.org, typingweb.com, and Google Apps for Education
● Collaborate with classroom teachers to encourage technology integration
● Employ classroom management strategies focusing on positive reinforcement, energetic instruction, and high
expectations of student behavior and academic performance
● Create intuitive connection with students and cultivated an atmosphere of mutual respect in the classroom
● Emphasize critical thinking skills

Southeast School, SD 124, Evergreen Park, IL ​– October/2013-June/2014
PARAPROFESSIONAL​ - Collaborate and cooperate with classroom teachers to improve academic success for K-5
students identified as Tier 2 or Tier 3 using the Response to Intervention Process
● Work in small groups to reinforce concepts learned in class through the use of manipulatives, technology, and
engaging activities
● Improve students’ reading fluency with programs such as “Great Leaps” and “Quick Reads”
● Administer progress monitoring and reading fluency assessments using AIMS web
● Collaborate with classroom teachers to form individual student goals
● Provide additional assistance to classroom teachers with inclusionary support
● Assist with the implementation plan for the use of a service dog by a 4​th​ grade student
● High priority to instill confidence, high self esteem, and optimistic attitude in every student
● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to develop strong working relationships with students, parents,
and whole school community

School District 124, Evergreen Park, IL ​– May/2013-Present
School District 123, Oak Lawn, IL – ​October/2000-March/2001
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER ​– Provide instruction in core subjects to K-6 students in all schools within district
● Followed lesson plans and utilized relevant activities as left by classroom teachers, as well as successfully
improvised lessons in unexpected absences
● Quickly became a “first to call” resource in the substitute teacher pool, often personally requested by classroom
teachers

Kolmar School, SD 123, Oak Lawn, IL – ​August/1995-November/1998
CLASSROOM TEACHER ​– Provided direct instruction in all areas of the 4​th​/5​th​ grade curriculum
● Offered differentiated instruction for students to maximize optimum learning for all
● Employed classroom management strategies focusing on positive reinforcement, energetic instruction, and high
expectations of student behavior and academic performance
● Created intuitive connection with students and cultivated an atmosphere of mutual respect in the classroom
● Collaborated with Special Education Teacher to provide inclusionary support for students with IEPs
● Created engaging lessons on conflict resolution and character education
● Actively took the lead in acquiring technological skills, becoming a mentor to colleagues on new technology
VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Hearts for Hope, ​Advocate Children’s Hospital
3/2006-2018
● Organization Chair, 1/2012-Present
● Organization Secretary, 5/2006-1/2012
● Prepared materials for and conducted bi-monthly meetings using Microsoft Office
● Oversee major event committees
● Prepare and distribute patient comfort bags

Southwest School PTA​, Evergreen Park, IL
8/2004-2017
● President, 5/2011-5/2013
● Prepared materials for and conducted monthly meetings using Microsoft Office
● Assisted in planning and coordinating volunteers for student events