Krystal L. Poloka



CAREER OBJECTIVE     Single Subject Internship Teaching Position, Science (Life/Biology) 7-12; 7th grade life science preferred.



May 2009                            Single Subject Internship Credential, Science, EL emphasis


EDUCATION                    California State University, Fresno

Jan. 2009 - June 2010               Single Subject Credential Program, Science    

Aug. 2001-May 2004            Master of Science, Biology

Aug. 1996-May 2001            Bachelor of Science, Biology


EXAMS PASSED              CBEST, CSET (Passed: Subtests: General Science 1, General Science 2, Biology/Life Science)



Aug. 2010 – Present             Dinuba Unified School District, Science Teacher (7-8) at Washington Intermediate.

Sept. 2003 – Present             State Center Community College District, Fresno, CA. Adjunct Professor, Biology.

August 2009 – June 2010       Parlier Unified School District, Science Teacher (7-8) at Parlier Jr. High School.

Feb. 2008 – Per Diem           The Standards Company, LLC. Clovis, CA.  Curriculum Specialist

!  Analyze student work to determine appropriate state standard.

Sept. 2008-Dec. 2008            Student aide, Brenda Royce (University High School, Fresno CA) and  Katy Hieger (Edison High School, Fresno CA).

Aug. 2001-Dec. 2004            California State University, Fresno.  Teaching Assistant, Biology.



Feb. 2009 – May 2009             Student Teaching, Fresno Unified School District, 7th Grade, Life Science, Mark Kirste



March 2006-April 2008          Sierra Pathology, Fresno, CA. Pathology Assistant

!  Performed routine gross dissection on surgical specimens.

Aug. 1999-April 2005             Pet Medical Center, Fresno, CA. Veterinary Assistant

Dec. 2000-Aug. 2002             California State University, Fresno.  Research Assistant

!  Collected and analyzed water samples.  Grew unialgal samples.


VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE                                                                                             

March 2009                          Science Olympiad, judged middle and high school level tournament in Fresno CA

March 2009                          Teachers of Tomorrow Leadership Camp in Fresno CA

April 2009                            Science Olympiad, judged elementary school level tournament in Fresno CA


SPECIAL SKILLS            Computer Skills: Word, Power Point, Excel, Photoshop, HTML web design

                                           Sports: Golf



Jan. 2012 - Present            Teaching Science for the Sake of Science

Sept. 2008 - Present            California Science Teacher Association, National Science Teachers Association

April 2009                           Character & Civic Education Conference



March 2002                          Dean’s List. California State University Fresno

Jan. 2002                              Faculty Sponsored Student Research Award. California State University Fresno      


REFERENCES                  To inquire about my references please e-mail me and I will be happy to send them to you.