Curriculum Vitae

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Talbot Hook
1019 25th Street – Des Moines, IA 50311
(641) 275-0960 – [email protected]
EDUCATION
Drake University
Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education – Expected Graduation: December 2015
 Endorsements: World History, English as a Second Language (K-12), Mandarin Chinese
Institutional GPA: 4.00

Des Moines, IA

Central College
Bachelor of Arts – May 2012
 Majors: International Studies (East Asia) and History; Minor: Mandarin Chinese
Institutional GPA: 3.95 - Distinction: Summa cum Laude

Pella, IA

HONORS





US Government’s Critical Language Scholarship (Summer 2012) — Awarded, but declined
Central College Dean’s List, Fall 2008 – Spring 2012
Alpha Zeta Mu Scholastic Honorary Society, Fall 2009 – Spring 2012
STUDENT TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Timberline School – World History (9th), Waukee, IA (October 2015 – December 2015)
 Planned lessons for six classes of Modern World History, using state standards and Waukee’s curriculum
 Gained familiarity with PowerSchool, took attendance, and assisted mentor teacher with clerical tasks
 Worked with students in small groups and individually, providing necessary scaffolding and support
East High School – English as a Second Language (9-12), Des Moines, IA (September 2015 – October 2015)
 Differentiated instruction and assessment for six classes of English Language Learners
 Participated and collaborated in Professional Learning Communities within the ESL department
 Built close relationships with students, and broadened cultural knowledge and competency
Southeast Polk High School – American History (9-12), Pleasant Hill, IA (August 2015 – September 2015)
 Researched, planned, implemented, and reflected upon lessons in American History.
 Maintained a positive learning environment for students with effective classroom management
 Differentiated instruction for students, and assessed student learning
 Worked closely with other student teachers and teaching professionals within the department
PRACTICUM EXPERIENCE
Meredith Middle School
English as a Second Language (6-8)
Valley High School
Mandarin Chinese (9-12)

Des Moines, IA, Summer 2015

West Des Moines, IA, Spring 2015

Westridge Elementary School
Reading (K-6)
Waukee Middle School
World History (6-7)
North High School
Social Studies (9-12)

West Des Moines, IA, Spring 2015

Waukee, Iowa, Fall 2014

Des Moines, Iowa, Spring 2014

WORK & VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Lutheran Services in Iowa
Direct Support Professional


Des Moines, IA
Sep 2013—Oct 2015

Worked with people with disabilities in the Des Moines area to accomplish predetermined goals set by individual
clients and their families which enabled them to live independently

West Des Moines Community Schools
Substitute Teacher

West Des Moines, IA
Oct 2013—June 2015



Taught primarily in Chinese Language, English Language Arts, Social Studies, English as a Second Language, and
Special Education classrooms at the Middle/High School level



Managed the classroom environment and student behavior

Lutheran Services in Iowa
Volunteer ESL Teacher


Taught English to those who have come to the United States with refugee status, in the hopes of helping to
acclimate them to the culture, habits, and language of a foreign country

Newton Community School District
1:1 Paraprofessional




Newton, IA
Mar 2013—June 2013

Assisted in pursuit of set IEP goals by providing individual and group training to kids with special needs and to
those with behavioral disorders
Provided direction to students working on individual studies designed by the lead teacher
Maintained detailed records of educational development

Hangzhou Gifted Peer Group
English Teacher




Des Moines, IA
Sep 2013—Aug 2015

Hangzhou, P.R. China
Aug 2012—Mar 2013

Taught spoken and written English to ten groups of children, aged between 4-18 years of age
Planned lessons, prepared relevant media and handouts, and created recordings and texts for student usage
Assigned and corrected homework in a timely and efficient manner online

SKILLS & OTHER EXPERIENCE


Knowledgeable of both Spanish and Mandarin Chinese at an advanced level, both verbal and written.

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Talbot Hook

1019 25 Street – Des Moines, IA 50311
(641) 275-0960 – [email protected]

References
Shelley Fairbairn, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Drake University - School of Education
3206 University Avenue, #124H
Des Moines, IA 50311
Office Phone: (515) 271-1954
Email: [email protected]
Cindra Porter, Ph.D.
Elementary ELL Curriculum Coordinator
Des Moines Public Schools
7708 Ridgemont Drive
Urbandale, IA 50322
Phone: 515-205-8165
Email: [email protected]
Robert Knipp
Social Studies Instructor
Southeast Polk High School
7945 Northeast University
Pleasant Hill, IA 50327
Phone: 515-967-6631 ext. 2282
Email: [email protected]
Ryan Hawkins
ESL/ELL Instructor
East High School
815 East 13th Street
Des Moines, IA 50316
Phone: 515-242-7788 ext. 3797
Email: [email protected]
Danielle Caswell
Program Supervisor
Services for People with Disabilities
Lutheran Services in Iowa
3116 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Phone: 515-271-7407
Email: [email protected]

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