Okay, background info: For the past year I was a kindergarten teacher at a charter school. It was my first teaching job. I really liked it and planned on continuing another year, but I wasn't given a contract (even though we didn't do actual contracts because it was an "at will" school) because I did not pass my ESL certification in time. It was required at that school for all ELA teachers to have the certification. So that was a bummer, but maybe a blessing in disguise because I was driving 3 hours a day round trip to that school and that is a little crazy. Anyhoo, I am applying like a mad woman to jobs available in my area, but so far no calls or emails. I think the fact that I have a blegh resume is not helping me. So ideas/comments/advice? Heather ***** ADDRESS HERE 123-456-7890 email here Objective Seeking teaching position in which I can offer high dedication to student development and relevant educational needs. Certification Generalist EC-6 Probationary Certificate valid until August 2015, Standard Certificate anticipated August 2015 Web-Centric Alternative Certification Program- currently enrolled. TExES Content Exams Passed: Generalist EC-6, on 9/20/2013. Education University Of Houston – Downtown- Houston, Texas Bachelor of Science Major in Interdisciplinary Studies Candidate- May 2013 Lone Star College System- The Woodlands, Texas Completed coursework towards Associates of Arts, December 2011 70 credit hours completed. Work Experience School Name here Houston, Texas United States Kindergarten Teacher August 2014 – May 2015 • Plan, evaluate, and assign lessons using Microsoft Word and Excel, Google Docs, and Eduphoria. • Introduce children to mathematics, language, science, and social studies. • Use games, music, artwork, films, books, computers, and other tools to teach basic skills. • Use play and hands-on teaching. • Teach letter recognition, phonics, numbers, and awareness of nature and science. • Maintain grade books and perform other administrative duties as needed. Day care name here Houston, Texas United States Childcare worker December 2002 – December 2013 • Maintain a safe play environment while observing and monitoring children’s play activities. • Communicate with children's parents or guardians about daily activities, behaviors, and related issues. • Read to children and teach them simple painting, drawing, handicrafts, and songs. • Support children's emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts. • Identify signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring them to parents' or guardians' attention.