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Lauren Foster

Chicago, IL

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Seeking a good opportunity in a good company that enables me to improve my skills, increase my practical experience, fulfill my personal ambitions and expand my knowledge.

Work Experience

Volunteer Teacher

Carey Temple AME Church
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Chicago, IL
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June 2007 to Present

*Educated preschool age children on biblical concepts though lessons and activities 
*Implemented procedures and routines for the duration of Vacation Bible School

Teacher

South Central Headstart
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Chicago, IL
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November 2012 to March 2013

Works with 3-5 year olds in a full day program 
* Prepares lesson plans and activities weekly 
* Helps develop motor skills and social-emotional skills 
* Creatively taught alphabets, shapes, numbers, months, days, and names 
* Assisted children in writing their names, alphabets, and numbers 
* Created relationships with the children and their parents 
* Assisted children with family style meals

Teacher

Golden Gate Daycare Center
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Chicago, IL
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November 2011 to October 2012

Works with 2-5 year olds 
* Implements thematic lessons weekly 
* Prepares lesson plans and activities weekly 
* Prepares 5 year olds for kindergarten 
* Assists children with learning and writing alphabets, numbers, shapes, and name 
* Assisted children with family style meals

Student Teaching

Wendell Smith Elementary School
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Chicago, IL
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January 2010 to May 2010

Worked in a second grade classroom for 8 weeks 
* Prepared lessons, activities, and homework 
* Planned and designed a bulletin board 
* Planned a field trip 
* Assisted students with difficult assignments 
* Taught lessons in math, science, social studies, and language arts 
* Worked in a pre-school classroom (3-5 year olds) for 7 weeks 
* Assisted students with writing their names and alphabets 
* Prepared and implemented a thematic unit on gardening and spring 
* Helped children develop motor skills and social-emotional skills

Evening Receptionist

The MidAmerica Club
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Chicago, IL
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November 2009 to April 2010

*Makes Reservations for members/guests 
*Greets guests 
*Input Data into Computer 
*Update Member Database 
*Create 10 Day Event Plan

Caregiver

Home Childcare Program
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Chicago, IL
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June 2008 to August 2008

Responsible for supervising three children (6-8 years old) 
* Independently designed activity schedule throughout course of summer 
* Taught life skills such as sharing, communicating, and bonding 
* Designed and implemented educational activities that included games and art projects

Intern/Project Engineer

James McHugh Construction Company
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Chicago, IL
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March 2008 to June 2008

*Filled out punch list for the units 
*Input Data into computer 
*Created punch lists in Excel for units 
*Created labels for folders 
*Filed and scanned folders

Intern/Administrative Assistant

James McHugh Construction Company
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Chicago, IL
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June 2006 to August 2007

*Operated switchboard 
*Input Data into computer 
*Created spreadsheets in Excel for various projects 
*Created labels for folders 
*Filed folders 
*Organized books, files, folders, etc.

Administrative Assistant

Carey Temple AME Church
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Chicago, IL
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June 2005 to August 2005

*Input Financial Data into Computer 
*Assisted Pastor 
*Answered Phones 
*Created Church Bulletins, programs, and reports for Pastor and church members

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education

Roosevelt University -
Chicago, IL

2007 to 2010

Bradley University -
Peoria, IL

2005 to 2006

College Prep

Brooks College -
Chicago, IL

2001 to 2005