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Yessenia Sontay

2509 S. 700 E. Salt Lake City Utah, 84106│(801) 865-8063


The University Of Utah Salt Lake City, UT

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
Certification May 3, 2019
Utah Elementary (k-6) Teaching License, ESL Endorsement
-Higher Steps & Next Steps Certified

Mountain View Elementary School, Salt Lake City School District Salt Lake City, UT
Student Teacher, 5th grade general education classroom August, 2018 – April, 2019
 Collaborated with site teacher to develop and implement a classroom management plan with
a focus on respect, leadership, positive attitudes, teamwork, and preventive techniques
 Co-developed holistic literacy lessons to meet core standards, integrate content knowledge,
and represent diversity
 Built classroom community by implementing restorative justice practices such a daily community
 Organized and led STEAM day activity for 100 5 th grade students
Salt Lake City School District Salt Lake City, UT
After school leader at Glendale Middle School October, 2015 – Currently
 Prepare fun and educational weekly lessons for 6th 7th and 8th grade classes
 Supervise students, manage behavior and provide discipline to create safe and productive learning environment
 Facilitate an engaging learning experience in math, reading, and science
 Monitor grades and homework then intervene through tutoring and supplemental instruction
 Design educational activities or enrichment games to support learning
 Provide parents information about their child and the program in both English and Spanish
First Star Academy Salt Lake City, UT
Youth Coach May, 2018 – Currently
 Mentor youth who are in foster care
 Developed and implemented academic skills, life skills, self-advocacy, and social justice curriculums
 Assisted students in strategizing on how to identify, communicate and manage emotions
 Built one on one relationships with students with restorative justice practices


Beacon Scholars Salt lake City, UT

Mentor August, 2014 – Currently
 Support the transition to the university for incoming 1st year first-generation students
 Help freshmen adapt by providing tips and advice about the university experience
 Develop lifelong friendships making their first year a memorable one
 Encourage mentees to try new things and become involved with clubs and organizations
Utah Dreamers Advising Corps (UDAC) Salt Lake City, UT
Advisor January, 2015- Currently
 Advise and empower undocumented students
 Create workshops to inform undocumented students about college access
 Share my story to help demonstrate that a college education is a possibility
Somos Dreamers Salt Lake City, UT
Member January, 2015- Currently
 Present at high schools to bring awareness to undocumented students about resources
 Fundraise to create scholarships for undocumented students
 Improve fundraising events by developing new ideas and encouraging the ideas of others

Bilingual (Verbal and written Spanish & English)

Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel and PowerPoint)