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Cynthia Bowman
8255 N Oracle Rd #101, Tucson, Arizona 85704
[email protected]
OBJECTIVE: Seeking professional education experiences to teach or tutor math with the opportunity to
provide a student-centered educational environment fostering the intellectual development of children.
The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Master of Education, Teach Arizona Program, May 2013
Major: Teaching and Teacher Education, Secondary Math
State of Arizona Teaching Certification, 7-12
GPA: Cumulative 3.625/4.0
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, May 2012
General and Applied Focus
Soil, Water, & Environmental Science Minor
Related Courses: Calculus 1 and 2, Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra, Statistics and Biostatistics,
Formal Mathematical Reasoning and Writing, Analysis of Ordinary Differential Equations, Matrix
Analysis, Advanced and Applied Analysis, Theory of Probability, Theory of Statistics,
Mathematical Modeling, Biology, Chemistry
TEP STEM Teaching Internship, Tucson Electric Power Co., June 2015 – July 2015
Bridge to Algebra Summer Course Teacher, Amphi High School, June 2014, Amphi Unified
School District, Tucson, AZ
8th grade, Algebra, and Geometry teacher, Amphi Middle School, July 2013 – present, Amphi
Unified School District, Tucson, AZ
Intermediate Algebra teacher, Canyon del Oro High School, May 2013-July 2013, Amphi Unified
School District, Tucson, AZ
Student Teacher, Ironwood Ridge High School, August 2012 – May 2013, Amphi Unified School
District, Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona Mathematics Department, Math 100 (Preparation for College Algebra)
and Math 113 (Applied Calculus) Undergraduate Teaching Coordinator, Tucson, AZ, May 2011May 2012
University of Arizona Think Tank, Math Tutor, Tucson, AZ, December 2010-December 2011
Problem solving – I have a strong content knowledge of mathematics at all levels and can easily brush
up on things that haven’t been seen in a while. I work hard to teach students how to articulate
their problem solving, especially being able to identify specific problems, difficulties, or
Team Player – I am constantly collaborating with math teachers at my school as well as other middle
schools and high school math teachers for horizontal and vertical alignment. We work together
to plan units and the fluidity of content and standards taught. I am experienced at sharing ideas
and implementing strategies from other teachers.
Planning and organizing – I have refined planning and organizational skills that allow me to balance the
teaching of 3 different math classes for a total of 6 periods. In addition to curriculum planning
and implementation, I am responsible enforcing student conduct and discipline, maintaining
accurate records, and tracking measurable goals and objectives in the classroom.
Flexibility and Adaptability- I have adapted to various roles in the classroom to meet the diverse needs
of students academically, physically, and emotionally. My job responsibilities include a variety of
work and healthy amounts of flexibility in planning around lessons, outside of the classroom
activities, and emergency situations.
Initiative and Self-Direction- I manage goals and time effectively, work independently without direct
supervision to prioritize, plan, and implement the Common Core standards effectively, and
complete tasks without direct oversight, taking the initiative to do research on effective
classroom techniques and methods to present material in meaningful ways.
I am a qualified and productive teacher beginning my third year. I have an extreme passion for the field
of math education that’s highlighted in my career in many ways. I have established good working
relationships with all of my colleagues and collaborate with them on a regular basis. I have a strong
content knowledge of math, which drives my structured curriculum for my students and my high
expectations of implementing the Common Core Standards of Mathematical Practice. I continually strive
to deepen my students’ understanding of mathematical concepts by assessing their knowledge of the
Common Core Standards for Mathematics and by attending as many professional developments on
subject matter as I can.
I have excellent organization skills and work extremely well under pressure amongst a heavy work load
and deadlines. I am dedicated to providing for children’s development and educational needs by
encouraging creativity and promoting higher-order thinking to increase performance. I utilize researchbased teaching methods and implement the use of a variety of technology in the classroom including
Smartboard technologies, the TI-84 graphing calculator, and the document camera.
 Develop and implement daily and unit lesson plans for 6th-8th grade Course 3, Algebra, and
Geometry. Administered tests and evaluations, and analyzed student performance.
 Conducted group/individual math activities.
 Fostered a classroom environment conducive to learning and promoting excellent
student/teacher interactions by building rapport with students.
 Attended monthly professional development workshops hosted by the Center of Recruitment and
Retention and the University of Arizona
 Obtained over 100 hours of professional development in various educational topics