Teaching Resume

Sherrie A. Bakelar

Professional Profile

With high expectations, driven to instill in students both perseverance and self-confidence. Students learn to set both short-term and long-term goals, lean into the work, and play to their strengths in order to triumph. Relationships are the bedrock of both teaching and learning and building a trusting community where we can play and work together is top priority. Natural collaborator with a desire to move everyone forward along the road together.


Utah Mild/Moderate Special Education K-12

Utah Elementary K-6 and 1-8


Bachelor of Arts, Special Education and Elementary Education January 2021

Western Governor’s University, Salt Lake City, UT

Master of Arts, History December 2010

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

Bachelor of Arts, History June 2008

Westminster College, Salt Lake City, UT

Teaching Experience

Jordan School District, Salt Lake City, UT Jan 2021 – Present

Granite School District, Salt Lake City, UT Jan 2021 – Present

Substitute Teacher

  • Followed lesson plans to maintain forward momentum while teacher was out
  • Conducted small group and whole group lessons
  • Maintained a safe learning environment for all students

Jordan School District, Salt Lake City, UT Aug 2020 – Jan 2021

Student Teacher – Middle School Resource, 3rd Grade General Education

  • Conducted reading and language arts classes using both in-person and virtual environments
  • Created lessons in collaboration with others
  • Implemented small and large group instruction in both special education settings and general education settings
  • Researched State Standards in order to develop lessons for general education science and secondary education language arts courses
  • Conducted Response to Intervention sessions
  • Attended PLC meetings, team meetings, parent-teacher conferences, and IEP meetings both in person and virtually.
  • Observed screening and benchmark testing as well as progress monitoring

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV Aug 2008 – Dec 2009

Graduate Assistant

  • Led weekly reading discussions
  • Graded undergraduate student papers
  • Conducted one-on-one student tutoring

Institute of Reading Development, Las Vegas, NV June 2009 – Aug 2009


  • Provided parent instruction for reading with pre-k and kindergarten students
  • Helped young readers improve their decoding skills and reading stamina
  • Worked with middle grade and teenage students on note-taking and comprehension

Related Experience

Lefavi Wealth Management, Salt Lake City, UT April 2014 – Aug 2020

Chief Compliance Officer

  • Conducted monthly and annual training sessions
  • Communicated with a variety of audiences using multiple methods such as group meetings, one-on-one conferences, and written reports