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J'aime Holderbaum
Swartz Creek, MI

July 2013

Professional Objective
I will continue to increase my knowledge and skills in the areas of technology and education.   As I grow professionally, I plan to share my knowledge with others and assist educators in solving problems of practice through technology.

Professional Experience

1998-present  Elementary Teacher at Elms Road Elementary, Swartz Creek, MI

Experience in teaching Kindergarten through fifth grade technology, third grade, kindergarten, developmental kindergarten, and

Title I instructional specialist for basic skills

1997-1998  Elementary Teacher at Jerome Elementary School, Saginaw, MI

Experience in teaching first grade

1996-1997  Educational Presenter at High Touch-High Tech, Langhorne PA

Presented hands-on science lessons to preschool and K-5 students in various

schools in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Professional Projects

~July 2013:  Presented at the Tuscola and Bay Arenac ISDs on Using iPads in the Elementary Classroom.

~April 2013:  Presented to Swartz Creek staff on how to use Infuse Learning Assessment Software.

~March 2013:  Presented at the MACUL Technology Conference on Using iPads in the Elementary Classroom.

~May 2010:  I received my Master of Educational Technology degree from Michigan State University.

~December 2009:  Lesson idea published in the Mailbox Magazine.

~November 2009:  I was awarded the Michigan Council For History Education Teacher of the Year.

~January 2009:  I was awarded a grant from Target for $800 to pay for the third grade field trip to Crossroads Village!!

~Created an Online Reading Class:
 Click here to view the third grade online reading class!

I recently created a tutorial using screencast presentation software on how to create a classroom website using  View Sample
I recently created a tutorial for the Swartz Creek teaching staff on how to use our online gradebook, Webgrader:  View tutorial

~Library of Congress:  Working With Primary Sources
Recently worked with the Wayne County RESA under a grant to develop primary resource lesson plans from resources from the Library of Congress:  
View a sample of my work
Created a webpage containing lesson plans of all member in this project for Wayne County RESA

~Teaching and Learning Online
Fall 2008:  Completed a course at MSU titled "Teaching Online"
Summer 2008:  Participated in an online class on how to teach an online course
View a sample of a TeacherTube video I created titled,"The Role of an Online Facilitator."

~Website Developer
Created and published a teacher resource website titled

~Member of GenNet Pioneer Teacher Group at Genesee Intermediate School District
Created a collaborative project, with a team of three teachers from different districts, to create a webpage about various destinations and landmarks in Michigan.

Technology Skills

Special Skills

Serve on the GenNet ITV committee

Piloted WebGrader for Swartz Creek Schools

I direct multiple paraprofessionals in the classroom

Served on the science GLCE committee

Familiar with working and developing lesson plans with elementary Grade Level Content Expectations

Obtained special certification in MLPP (Michigan Literacy Progress Profile)

Served on the Language Arts Curriculum and Materials Committee

Prepared and presented lessons in all subject areas

Maintained student records

Administered standardized tests and prepared spreadsheets to report results

Instructed “at risk” students in the area of reading

Hold a bachelor’s degree in English

Education:  I presently hold a Master of Educational Technology from Michigan State University.  I also have a Master of Arts in Elementary Education.

Master of Educational Technology, May 2010
      Michigan State University
      Lansing, MI
Master of Arts in Elementary Education; December 18, 1999
      Marygrove College
      Detroit, MI
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and English; December 20, 1996
      The College of New Jersey
      Trenton, NJ
Associate of Arts; May 12, 1994
      Alpena Community College
      Alpena, MI


Michigan Elementary Teaching Certificate

References Available Upon Request