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RVer Looking for Work: Marisa Foltz

Marisa Foltz
(Full-Time RVer with a 14' Yukon Travel Trailer)

Marisa and Jacob

Marisa and Jacob

Marisa Foltz Estes Park, CO 80517 (717) 576∙2468 • RELEVANT SKILLS

• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Demonstrated problem solving skills
• Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office
• Ability to learn new concepts and skills quickly
• Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment

University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA June 2013
Master of Arts in Teaching, English and Communications
GPA: 4.0 – Dean’s List Recipient of School of Education Merit-Based Scholarship Recipient of Adelaide G. Heverly-Welge Scholarship
University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA April 2012
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature GPA: 3.83 – Summa Cum Laude Conferred Honors in the English Literature Program

Trout Haven Resorts – Estes Park, CO
Front Desk/Concierge August 2015-Present
• Answer inquiries pertaining to lodging, including condos, cabins, and RV sites, and make reservations on the phone and online via and Expedia.
• Greet and register guests, make shopping, dining, and entertainment recommendations, and provide travel directions.
• Compute bills, collect payments, and make change for guests.
• Keep records of room and site availability and guests’ accounts on Booking Center.
• Respond to guest comments or complaints, offer solutions, and refer customers to managers as necessary.
• Perform housekeeping duties as needed.
• Maintain communication with housekeeping and maintenance staff to ensure efficient turnover of rooms and customer satisfaction.
• Maintain and update social media accounts, create and distribute newsletters via email and Mailchimp, create flyers and advertisements via Microsoft Publisher.

Academy School District 20-Air Academy High School– Colorado Springs, CO
English Teacher August 2013-June 2015
• Organized and delivered classroom lectures to students clearly and effectively.
• Evaluated students' class work and assignments.
• Prepared classroom and coursework materials, homework assignments, and handouts based on school-wide directives and state standards.
• Recorded and maintained accurate student attendance records and grades.
• Maintained discipline in the classroom.
• Communicated with parents, staff members, administration, and students in a positive, proactive fashion.

Pittsburgh Deli Company – Pittsburgh, PA
Head Server April 2011-July 2013
• Provided excellent customer service to patrons by taking orders, making suggestions, and serving food in a timely fashion.
• Responsible for handling payments balancing cash register during assigned shifts.
• Identified and solved customer problems and issues.

Isaac’s Restaurant and Deli -- Harrisburg, PA
Server May 2009-June 2010
• Maintained regular customers by providing excellent customer
• Earned bonus for maintaining 100% compliance to companywide initiative and noted high sales
• Certified to train new employees.
• Worked efficiently with a team of servers.
• Handled cash and payments and fully responsible for cash register during assigned shifts.
• Identified and solved customer problems and issues.
• Followed company-wide initiatives and procedures to ensure high sales and customer satisfaction.

The Pickle Barrel – Pittsburgh, PA
Assistant Supervisor/Server January 2007 – May 2009
• Learned basic managerial duties of successfully running a small business such as supervising staff and handling money, as well as performing all the functions necessary to run the restaurant during the week under no supervision in a fast paced environment.

OTHER RELATED EXPERIENCE _____________________________________________________________
Pittsburgh Public School for the Creative and Performing Arts – Pittsburgh, PA
11th Grade AP Language and Composition Student Teacher August 2012-June 2013
• Designed lesson plans and units aimed at improving students’ critical thinking skills by teaching them to write strong, sophisticated, argumentative essays in preparation for the AP exam and college-level writing.
• Taught students to closely read, annotate, and analyze works of fiction and non-fiction with attention to word choice and syntax, form, tone, imagery, rhetorical devices, and key vocabulary.
• Developed lessons and units in line with the learning goals of the Common Core State Standards.
• Consulted with special education teacher to effectively differentiate lessons in order to accommodate students at different reading levels, as well as students with IEP’s and 504 plans.
• Improved students’ working vocabulary with daily vocabulary words, student self-generated vocabulary lists, and exposure to college level texts.
• Maintained consistent communication with parents and students concerning student progress.
• Fostered a positive and productive literacy community conducive to student learning and growth in a large, diverse, urban classroom.

University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA
Undergraduate Teacher Assistant: Introduction to Shakespeare August 2011-December 2012
• Facilitated discussion on Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets.
• Tutored students outside of class in effective reading skills, essay writing, and revision.
• Developed and taught a series of lessons on modern interpretations of Shakespeare.

Mt Washington Community Development Center/REAM Recreation Center – Pittsburgh, PA
Volunteer Arts and Crafts Program Coordinator and Teacher September 2008-April 2009
• Coordinated and planned the arts and crafts program in cooperation with a co-teacher and the Recreation Center manager.
• Managed and taught a group of 10-15 children ages 8-13 in arts and crafts two days a week.
• Encouraged and supported students with community-based projects

Marisa Foltz

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