Amanda J. Griffin
205 Highland Avenue
Maybrook, NY 12543
Home: 845-427-9976
Cell: 845-542-0783



Bachelor of Science in Education                                                                               Anticipated May 2012  State University of New York at Cortland, Cortland, NY             
 Major: Physical Education     GPA: 3.6/4.0
 Dean’s List: Fall 2010, Spring 2011
 Associates in Science
 Orange County Community College, Middletown, NY                                          May 2010               Major: Exercise Science 3.5/4.0
Dean’s List: Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010                                                                                    

Field Experience: Elementary Physical Education                                                  Fall 2010               CHAMP After School Program, Cortland, NY

·         Developed lessons and activities

·         Led activities for children in grades 1 through 6
·         Obtained knowledge of classroom management, student discipline, and planning.

Parker Elementary School, Cortland, NY                                                                               Fall 2011     
·         Observed and assisted in second grade physical education classes
·         Taught several warm-up activities and led lesson segments
·         Assessed students in throwing
·         Taught two full lessons on throwing
Field Experience: Middle School/High School Physical Education                               Spring 2011   Washingtonville Middle School and High School, Washingtonville, NY
·         Observed and assisted in physical education classes in grades 6-12 for 70 hours
·         Worked one on one with an adapted class in the pool
·         Successfully helped a student overcome a fear of the water and show great progress in the pool
·         Developed lessons for both a pool lesson and regular physical education class
·         Taught part of a cross-fit workout with 9-12 grade co-ed classes
·         Obtained information from several knowledgeable faculty to broaden my horizons on different aspects of teaching and management
Field Experience:Adapted Physical Education                                                                         Fall 2011
Skill builders and Sport and Splash, SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY
·         Developed weekly lesson plans for a 3 year old in the gymnasium and 3 adults in the pool
·         Worked on developing basic motor skills with my 3 year old
·         Worked on improving cardiovascular endurance and refining strokes with my adults
Cortland Adapted Swim Team (CAST)                                                                                     Fall 2011
·         Worked on a weekly basis with swimmers of all different abilities
·         Helped refine stokes and build cardiovascular endurance
·         Prepared certain swimmers for competitions
Camp Counselor
Village of Maybrook Recreation, Maybrook, NY                                                            2005-present
·         Responsible for groups of children ages 5-13
·         Organize games and activities for all ages
·         Lead activities for all ages
Kids Club                                                                                                                               2008-Present
Gold’s Gym, Newburgh, NY
·         Sign children in and out of the kid’s club as their parents come and go
·         Play with children in organized activities as well as individually depending on the age
·         Manage the set up and organization of toys as well as equipment between all the kids
 Senior Lifeguard                                                                                                                   2008-Present   Gold’s Gym, Newburgh, NY
·         Supervise pool and spa facilities
·         Organize schedules
·         Watch over swim lessons
Front Desk/ Tan                                                                                                                      2008-Present
 Gold’s Gym, Newburgh, NY
·         Be courteous to all members as they enter and leave the facility
·         Manage the organization of new members and paperwork
·         Deal with the sale of products as well as tanning packages
·         Satisfy all members needs to fullest extent
Assistant Softball Coach                                                                                                       2009-2010                Maybrook Little League, Maybrook, NY
·         Volunteer softball coach
·         Helped organize and run practice
·         Orange County Community College Honors Program                                              2008-2010
·         Beacon Conference: Allied Health Field                                                                      Summer 2010
o   “Are there psychological, physical, and lifestyle changes after an eight week period of a spinning, fitness swimming, or exercise and weight management class?”
·         Tau Sigma                                                                                                                           Spring 2011
·         New York Professional Coaching Certification                                   Anticipated May 2012
·         American Red Lifeguard Training and First Aid                                  Valid through May 2014             
·         American Red Cross CPR                                                                        Valid through May 2014
·         American Red Cross AED                                                                       Valid through May 2014