Professional Portfolio: Meghan Bishop

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MEGAN (PORTFOLIOGEN)

I am a teacher who most importantly embraces the development of a trusting environment with my students.
Education
  • University of Arizona
    Sep 1999 - Aug 2003
    Degree: BA
    Major: Economics
    Minor: Psychology
    GPA: 3.75
  • Stanford University
    Sep 2004 - Jun 2007
    Degree: Master in Teaching
    GPA: 3.95
  • Rutgers University-New Brunswick
    Sep 2019 - Present
    Degree: BA
    Major: Sociology
    GPA: 3.9
My Certifications
  • Special Education
    New Jersey
  • Elementary K-8
    New Jersey
  • Guidance Counselor
    I was certified as a guidance counselor in New Jersey
    New Jersey (Feb 2014)
Book List
Books I Like

Here are some books that I enjoy

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Teaching Mathematics for Social Justice
Author(s): Anita A. Wager,David W. Stinson
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The Smartest Kids in the World
Author(s): Amanda Ripley
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What Your Third Grader Needs to Know (Revised and Updated)
Author(s): E. D. Jr Hirsch
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Goals
Personal Goals
  • To learn to play piano
Professional Goals
  • To become a better teacher
Documents and Lessons
Professional
My professional documents and credentials
Sample Lesson Plans
Here are some sample lesson plans that I have posted.
Music
Here are a couple of music pieces that I enjoy.
My Endorsements
Work Experience
  • Elementary Teacher (K-6)
    Sep 2010 - Present
    Woodside Elementary School
    River Vale, NJ

    • Earned high marks for the quality and creativity of classroom teaching, lesson plans and instructional materials used in teaching diverse subjects (e.g., language arts, mathematics, science, social studies and history).
    • Developed innovative approaches that were repeatedly held up as the model standard for meeting district goals in areas including technology integration across the curriculum, experiential learning, literacy and diversity.
    • Taught general education students as well as individuals with learning challenges and special needs within a mainstreamed, inclusive classroom.
    • Consistently commended for ability to redirect students exhibiting behavior problems by replacing disruptive, unproductive patterns with positive behaviors. As a result, selected to lead district-wide in-service on classroom management.
    • Actively served on a variety of school committees and task forces focused on curriculum development, textbook review, fundraising and anti-bullying efforts.
    • Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators/staff.

Places I Have Been

I've traveled throughout Japan and would love to visit again sometime very soon !!!

  • Kyoto
    (A)

    Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

    This is my favorite city

  • Mount Fuji
    (B)

    Mount Fuji, Kitayama, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture 418-0112, Japan

  • Narita International Airport
    (C)

    1-1 Furugome, Narita, Chiba Prefecture 282-0004, Japan

  • Tokyo
    (D)

    Tokyo, Japan

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My Awards
  • Teacher of the Year (Oct 2019)

    Awarded by the town of Rivervale

  • Teacher of the Month (May 2016)

    Recognized as Teacher of the Month by the students and faculty of Woodside Elementary School

Co-Curriculum Subjects
  • Band
  • Soccer
  • Softball
Skills
Professional Skills
  • Creative Lesson Planning
  • Curriculum Development
  • Classroom Management & Discipline
  • Experiential Learning
Athletics

Some sports that I like to play.

  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
    I played soccer in high schol
    Jan 2007 - May 2011
  • Softball
    I played softball all through high school
    Jan 2007 - May 2011
Things I Love

Below are some of my interests along with hobbies I enjoy.

  • Computer Science
  • Creative & Performance
  • Culinary Arts
  • Education
  • Entertainment
  • Photo & Video
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Travel