Verstraete

It is my vision to give students the tools they need to take their place in a spacefaring future


EXPERIENCE

MATH, COMPUTER AND SPECIAL ED TEACHER, BEER MIDDLE SCHOOL, WARREN, 2016—PRESENT

  • Teaching one 6th, two 7th and two 8th grade resource room mathematics classes. Piloting Illustrative Mathematics curriculum. Sponsoring school programming club and using CS First Google curriculum. Supervise football, volleyball and basketball games (2018–2019).

  • Instructed one 6th and one 7th grade resource room mathematics classes. Pushed into general education classes and tutored students with special needs. Founded a programming club that meets after school once a week and raised money for a 3-D printer (2017–2018).

  • Taught two hours of 8th grade general education computer classes and three hours of 7th grade general education mathematics during the first half of the school year. Educated one 7th grade resource room mathematics class and spent rest of day in resource room of school, during second half of school year (2016–2017).

FOUNDER, NOMAD DETROIT COFFEE, DETROIT, 2018—PRESENT

  • Created Nomad Detroit Coffee roasting company. Roast small batches of coffee. Provide coffee to Hunt Street Station co-working space in Detroit: www.huntstreetstation.com. Hunt Street Station is home to over 20 companies.

SCIENCE EDUCATOR, CRANBROOK INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE, BLOOMFIELD HILLS, 2018

  • Managed third through fifth grade weeklong science camps for summer of 2018. Camps took place over five weeks on a daily basis from 9am to 3pm. Supervised two camp educators and four camp counselors ranging in age from 17 to 23 years old. 

  • Planned and executed hands on activities pertaining to a specific science theme of camp. Took photos and uploaded to social media on work iPhone. Formed a parent newsletter for daily camp summaries.

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, COLDWELL BANKER WEIR MANUEL, BIRMINGHAM, 2018—2019

  • Input new listings in RealComp. Enter property showings in showing time. Answer and direct phone calls to agents, clients and staff. Organize listing and buying materials. Support over 100 agents out of the Coldwell Banker Weir Manuel Birmingham office as needed.

BACK OF HOUSE OPERATIONS SEASONAL, LOUIS VUITTON, TROY, 2017

  • Processed returns, exchanges, purchases, shipments and repairs for back of house operations at Louis Vuitton of Somerset. Handled upwards of $20,000 products. Prepped products for sale. Answered phone calls from clients and other Louis Vuitton stores.

SPECIAL ED MATH TEACHER, STERLING HEIGHTS HIGH SCHOOL, STERLING HEIGHTS, 2016

  • Coordinated a two hour block of 9th grade resource room mathematics and one hour of 11th grade resource room mathematics. Facilitated instruction for students with special needs in resource room of school for two hours.

MATHEMATICS TEACHER, COUSINO HIGH SCHOOL, WARREN, 2016

  • Instructed two hours of general education geometry courses to high school students in grades 9 through 12. During hours four through six I acted as a building sub, spending time in all content area classrooms, including special education and cognitively impaired classrooms.

MATHEMATICS AND READING TUTOR, BRAINSPRING, GROSSE POINTE, 2015—2017

  • Prepared highly individualized lessons with a focus on multi-sensory activities and communicated with parents after each session. Completed a 30-hour evening program in Orton-Gillingham reading instruction.

SCIENCE ASSISTANT, CRANBROOK INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE, BLOOMFIELD HILLS, 2015—2016

  • Facilitated summer science camps at the Cranbrook Institute of Science, helping with weeklong day camps ranging in size from 20-40 students, at 1st through 6th grade levels. 

  • Collaborated on outreach to a Flint-based 6th grade class, engaging students in areas such as: Arduino, 3D Printing, Scratch and Interactive Art.

STEM OUTREACH COORDINATOR, WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY, DETROIT, 2012—2014

  • Coordinated a STEM outreach team between Department of Physics at Wayne State University and Detroit International Academy. Helped students develop science fair projects. Supported FIRST robotics team.

CAMP EDUCATOR, FUNUTATION TEKADEMY, 2013—2014

  • Led summer camps for Funutation Tekademy in Howell, Brighton and Birmingham. Consisted of running weeklong day camps ranging in size from 5-15 students, at 5th to 11th grade levels. Projects ranged from making games with MIT developed program Scratch, to developing apps for Android.

AV TECHNICIAN AND BUILDING MANAGER, WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY, DETROIT, 2011—2015

  • Operated light and sound boards in a state of art auditorium with a capacity of 550 people. Technical lead of high profile events, including  speeches by Al Gore, Rick Snyder and Michael Bloomberg via teleconference. Promoted to student center building manager.


EDUCATION

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY, DETROIT—3.97 GPA—GRADUATE: SPECIAL EDUCATION AND CONCENTRATION: LEARNING DISABILITIES, 2016—2018

  • Completed certification in Learning Disabilities (SM) for Primary and Secondary Education (Grades K-12).

  • Developed master's thesis on correlation between depression and social media use of middle school girls.

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY, DETROIT—4.0 GPA—UNDERGRADUATE: MATH EDUCATION AND MINOR: PHYSICS EDUCATION, 2011—2015

  • Completed certifications in Mathematics (EX) and Physics (DE) for Secondary Education (Grades 6-12).

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, ANN ARBOR—INTENDED MAJOR: COMPUTER ENGINGEERING, 2008—2010