Nicole M. Ellison

1300 Berkshire Ct. #203                                                                                       Phone: (402) 216-7355

Lincoln, NE 68505                                                                             


Academic Background 

Master of the Arts in Education                                                                  Completion: August, 2016

Emphasis: Secondary English Teaching                                     University of Nebraska – Lincoln


Bachelor of the Arts                                                                          University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Major: English                                                                                                          Major: History


Endorsement                        English                                                                                   

Praxis Status                         Completed Praxis I and Praxis II


 Related Experiences in Education


Student Teaching

Pius X High School                                                Lincoln, NE                                                    January – Present, 2016

9th Grade

  • Working with two sections of freshmen with a full range of abilities including a student with an orthopedic impairment and an ELL student
  • Guiding students through the process of researching, developing, and writing a research paper
  • Developed and implemented unit over poetry ranging from Naturalism to Renaissance
  • Will devise and co-teach unit on Romeo and Juliet

10th Grade

  • Working with three sections of sophomores with average abilities
  • Devised unit on Julius Caesar involving the use of multimedia and alternate assessments
  • Developed interactive timeline about the events listed in Julius Caesar
  • Guiding students through the process of developing and writing an argumentative paper
  • Will co-formulate unit on To Kill a Mockingbird



Lincoln East High School                                    Lincoln, NE                                                     August – December, 2015

Composition, Grade 12

  • Observed and taught one section of 11 students with varied abilities, learning needs, and cultural backgrounds, including two students with Aspergers, one student diagnosed with dyslexia, one student diagnosed with an Emotional Disturbance, one student diagnosed as Behaviorally Disordered, and one student with a Specific Learning Disability

in a Composition class

  • Created units on narrative and expository writing, incorporating multimedia aspects including artwork, music, short stories, and film clips
  • Developed mini units covering grammar, peer editing, discussion, and listening
  • Assisted students one-on-one who were in need of extra support
  • Utilized computers, projectors, Edmodo educational website, Kahoot quizzes, and Google Documents throughout the course


Presented roundtable at 2015 CEHS Student Research and Creative Activity Fair                          November, 2015



Dean’s List, College of Arts and Sciences, three semesters

Canfield Scholarship


Volunteer Activity

ELL Tutor, Lincoln Literacy, Lincoln, NE                                                                                 September – Present, 2016

Volunteer, Nebraska’s GFWC Girls Only Writer’s Workshop                                                                    November, 2015


Professional Skills

Basic speaking skills in French

Interpersonal Communication

Computer (Microsoft Office, Internet)


Work Experience

 Employee, Part Time Freelance Writer for Adams, Inc.                                                         Omaha, NE, 2015 – Present

Employee, Full-Time Head Server/Bartender, Lazlo’s                                                          Lincoln, NE, 2012 – 2015

Employee, Part/Full-Time/ Hostess, Upstream Brewing Co.                                                  Omaha, NE, 2010 – 2012