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Melinda Bell's Portfolio


7 Beehive Place G
Cockeysville, MD 21030



To obtain a full-time secondary education position in Social Studies.  Interested in coaching and/or advising.

Teaching Experience:

Owings Mills High School, Owings Mills, MD. Aug. 2005-Present

  • Teaches five classes daily in United States History II and AP Psychology
  • Previously taught World History
  • Classes include honors, standard, inclusion and advanced placement
  • Creates lessons based upon the curriculum
  • Teaches a diverse student population
  • Taught US History II and Government in Summer School

Letter of Recommendation Mrs. Diane Garbarino, Principal


Letter of Recommendation Mrs. Lillian Hairston, Dept. Chair


Letter of Recommendation Mr. Devon Jones, Athletic Director


Student Teaching:

Holy Name High School, Reading, PA.  Fall 2004.

  • Taught five classes daily in United States History II and World Cultures.
  • Designed lesson plans, unit plans and tests.
  • Maintained classroom management using various behavioral techniques.

Letter of Recommendation from Mr. James Sparks


Kutztown Area Middle School, Kutztown, PA. Fall 2004.

  • Taught six classes daily in Ancient History.
  • Designed lesson plans, unit plans, activities and tests.
  • Evaluated students through traditional and non-traditional methods.

Letter of Recommendation from Mr. Matthew Smith



Kutztown Area High School Alternative Education Program.  Spring 2004.

  • Tutored small groups in United States history.

Letter of Recommendation from Ms. Kristen Tuerk

Work Experience (Non-Teaching):

Server, Masonic Village, Elizabethtown, PA. (June 1999-Present)
  • Serve meals to residents
  • Clean and set up dining rooms

Sports Staff, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA. (Fall 2002-Spring 2005)

  • Sold tickets at sporting events
  • Managed concession stand

Community Assistant, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Kutztown, PA. (Fall 2002-Spring 2004)

  • Planned programs and activities
  • Conflict resolution and peer mediation


Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Bachelors' of Science in Education
Secondary Education: Citizenship/History
Minor: Speech Communication
Pennsylvania and Maryland certified in Social Studies
Also PA certified in Citizenship Education/History


Trained on Apple computers and IBM compatible computers.
Trained in conflict resolution and peer mediation.
Serves as an advisor for the Student Government Association (SGA) at Owings Mills High School (2006-present)
Served as a volunteer assistant coach for the Owings Mills varsity tennis team (spring 2006).
Serves as the head coach of the Owings Mills varsity co-ed badminton team (fall 2006-present)
Served as the assistant coach of the Owings Mills varisty girls' basketball team (winter 2006-2008)
Serves as the head coach of the Owings Mills junior varsity girls' basketball team (winter 2008-present)
Served as the head coach of the Owings Mills junior varsity girls' track team (spring 2007-2008)
Serves as the assistant coach of the Owings Mills varsity girls' softball team (spring 2009-present)

Honors and Organizations

  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Academic Dean’s List
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Tennis,  2001-2005
  • Student Athlete Advisory Committee, 2003-2005
  • Phi Alpha Theta National History Honors Society
  • Residence Hall Counsel, 2002-2004
  • Member of PSEA/NEA, 2004
  • Member of NCSS, 2004-Current
    •   Facilitator at NCSS Conference, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Member of the National Federation Coaches Association
  • Member of the Maryland State Coaches Association

Interests and Hobbies:

In my spare time I enjoy playing tennis as well as other sports.  I also enjoy reading, mostly non-fiction books.