Elisha Eumi Ann

College: Swarthmore College • 500 College Ave • Swarthmore, PA 19081 • (267) 474-0099



Expected June 2008.Swarthmore College, Swarthmore , PA.

       Bachelor of Arts candidate, expected June 2008. Major GPA: 3.8; Overall GPA: 3.5 Honors Special Major, Educational Studies        and Psychology. Honors thesis: Elementary Students in the Classroom: Self-Regulating Interest as a Source of Motivation.        Pennsylvania Teacher Certification candidate, Elementary Studies.

Fall 2007 University of Melbourne. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

       SIT Program: Identity and Public Policy in a Multicultural Society. Completed a field based Independent Study Project in an        Australian primary classroom: Literacy is Learning: Exploring Intersections between Learning Literacy, Children’s Interests, and        Meeting Standards at Coburg Primary School ; GPA: 3.8

June 2005 Eastern College, taken at Swarthmore College.

       Summer coursework in Communication Arts for Children and Teaching of Reading; GPA: 3.8.

June 2004 North Penn High School, Lansdale, PA.

       Graduated in top 10% of class. National Honor Society. Member of Class Cabinet (student government). Co-President of Korean        American Club. GPA: 3.8.


Summer 2007 Joel Dean Social Sciences research grant , Swarthmore College.

       Selected to receive special funding to pursue research throughout the summer. Researched literatures of learning motivation,        self- regulation, and literacy learning in elementary schools. Completed a literature review and Methods section for further thesis        work.


Sept. – December 2007 Student Teacher. 4 th grade, Wallingford Elementary School, Wallingford, PA.

       Designed an integrated Language Arts and Social Studies curriculum. Also teaching Everyday Math, science, Writers Workshop.        Structured curriculum to meet the differentiated needs of learners.

Oct. 2004- Present Sunday School Coordinator, Logos Philadelphia Church, Chalfont, PA.

       Organize Sunday School worship for a newly-planted church, create and teach curriculum for elementary school age        children.

June 2007 - August 2007 Summer Tutor, Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School, Philadelphia PA.

       Weekly tutoring for selected students to receive additional ESL help through the summer.

Summer 2006 Counselor in Training (CIT) Summer Camp Counselor. Rose Valley Summer Camp, Rose Valley, PA.

       Mentor/counselor for teenagers training to become counselors in a progressive andprivate school environment. Led team        building leadership activities and also general camp activities as well.

January 2006-April 2006 Student Researcher and Classroom Assistant, 4 th grade class, Wallingford Elementary School, Wallingford, PA.

        As a part of Professor Diane Anderson’s Education seminar, Literacy and Numeracy Policy and Practice, observed and        conducted research about literacy practices in two contrastive communities. Helped 4 th grade class in their Cookie Campaign        project, and also presented lessons about persuasive writing based on our observations.

January 2006 Observer and Classroom Assistant, Jenny Hoedman’s 2 nd grade class, Wissahickon Charter School, Philadelphia, PA.

       Participated in a one week externship through Swarthmore College. Observed and assisted in a second grade classroom, learn        about teaching profession, connected with students and faculty.

Sept. 2004-Spring 2006 Chinatown Tutorial Tutor Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.

       Aid students in Chinatown community with educational help, personal interaction, social awareness, and mentoring. Tutor/        mentor student weekly.

Summer 2004, 2005 Teacher & Tutor, AP Academy, North Wales, PA.

       Taught a small, enrichment class of 1 st-3 rd graders in English and Math. Also tutored and mentored elementary and middle        school students from Korea participating in a summer exchange program. Developed curriculum for all classes and tutoring        sessions.


September 2007 – Present Thesis, Swarthmore College.

       Titled “ Elementary Students in the Classroom: Self-Regulating Interest as a Source of Motivation” . Expected completion, May        2008. Conducted empirical research in a 4 th grade classroom, and wrote thesis with literature review, methods, results, and        discussion.

May 2007 - Present Student Council, Educational Policy Representative, Swarthmore College.

       Elected position to advocate on behalf of the student body. Sit on faculty-student Curriculum Committee and Committee on        Educational Policy. Collaborated with Registrar, Provost, faculty, and Information Technology Services to improve Student        Council project to compile all Swarthmore course syllabi for student viewing on Blackboard website.

September 2006- Present Swarthmore College Tour Guide, Swarthmore, PA.

       Guided tours twice a week for visitors to Swarthmore College for the Admissions Office.

Fall 2005- Present Swarthmore Asian Organization Board, Intercultural Center, Swarthmore College.

       Served as Political Char (2005), Treasurer (2006-2007), and Historian (2007-2008).

August 2004- August 2007 Research Assistant,Dept. of Educational Studies, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.

       Helped conduct data analysis, transcriptions, help with Prof. Ann Renninger’s various research projects. Currently working on        study of engineering students’ perceptions of the Swarthmore Engineering department’s pedagogy and coursework.

Spring-Fall 2005 “Beyond the Box” Conference Program Logistics and Booklet Committee Chair, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA.

       Organized conference on multiracial, diversity, college students, on-campus activism.

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