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I believe that education is the door to a myriad of opportunities. Education can prepare students academically and socially to become productive citizens of our global society. It is my belief that all students can learn through strong, focused, and reflective instruction. It is my goal to work with students, parents, faculty and community members to make school a center for learning and a provider of pertinent resources.
  • Have been a member of several leadership teams and have worked closely with principals, in making critical decisions that support the school wide vision.
  • Have had extensive training in Literacy and English Language Development.
  • Have the ablity to build on teachers' strengths and am able to coach them in reflecting and strengthening their practice.
08/2017 to 05/2018
Resource Teacher Herbert Ibarra Elementary San Diego, CA
  • Support the Principal with Instructional and operational responsibilities.
  • Facilitate Professional Development
  • Test Coordinator for CELDT, ELPAC, and SBAC. 
  • English Learner coordinator and ELAC facilitator.
  • Member of the Instructional Leadership Team.
  •  Serve as Administrative Designee.
08/2016 to 10/2016
Interim Vice-principal Audubon K-8 School
  • Built Relationships with Certificated and Classified members.
  • Served as an Educational Leader.
  • Coordinated Professional Development.
  • Developed Teacher Schedules.
  • Supported Williams Act.
  • A member of the Leadership Team.
08/2015 to 06/2017
English Learner Support Teacher/ Coach
  • Developed and implemented interesting and interactive learning opportunities to increase student understanding of course materials.
  • Collaborated with the Area Two Superintendent and the Green Team and to capacity with site leadership.
  • Worked under the direction of Language Acquisition to strengthen instruction for English Learners.
  • Supported thirteen sites with instruction and compliance for English Learners as well as English Language Arts.
09/2010 to 07/2015
English Learner Support Teacher/Resource Teacher/ First Grade Teacher Daniel Boone Elementary
  • Working closely with principal, staff, students and Parents.
  • Testing Coordinator and facilitator of the data committee.
  • First Grade Teacher implementing Common Core Standards.
  • Developed and maintained a functioning English Learner Advisory Committee.
  • To provide instruction to select cohort of English Learners.
08/2009 to 07/2010
English Learner Support Teacher Audubon K-8 School
  • School Provided English Language Development to English Learners who needed additional support.
  • Worked closely with teachers and principal to look at English Learner data to guide instruction.
  • Establish an English Learner Advisory Committee and worked with parents on legal tasks.
01/2007 to 01/2008
Literacy Resource Teacher Rosa Parks Elementary
  • Coaching Individual teachers as well as work with grade level Professional Learning Communities.
  • Working with the Administrative Team to support teachers in Literacy and English Language Development.
09/2003 to 07/2007
English Learners Support Teacher/ Peer Coach Staff Developer Perkins Elementary School
  • To ensure teaching and learning of ELL's is enhanced.
  • To work closely with the principal, staff and parents.
  • Establish and advise an ELAC.
  • Work included facilitating grade level staff development (K-5) Facilitated school wide staff development.
  • Collaborated with the leadership team to improve literacy instruction.
09/2000 to 07/2003
Peer-Coach/Staff Developer Baker Elementary
  • Worked directly with teachers in a coaching model.
  • Provided Staff Development based on the needs of the School.
  • Collaborated as a member of the leadership team.
02/1989 to 02/2000
Marine Science Teacher/ Bilingual and Spanish Immersion Teacher Emerson/Bandini Elementary School
  • Emerson-Bandini Elementary As Marine Science Teacher responsibilities were to to provide a hands on curriculum to students.
  • Kindergarten and First grade Bilingual Teacher in Kindergarten and First grade settings.
  • Spanish Dual Immersion Teacher, Kindergarten, and First grade.
  • Bilingual/Spanish 
  • Staff Developer
  • English Language Development
  • Early Literacy
  • ELPAC coordinator
  • Coach for Equity

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Professional Summary

Special education professional highly skilled in working with students, including perceiving and dealing with their functions. Confident and capable Learning Disabilities Teacher with 25 years of teaching in a self-contained resource environment and leadership skills.

Work History
Special Education Teacher District of Columbia Public Schools Shaw Middle School Washington DC
  • I was Teacher of the Year for 2008-2009 School year.
  • I performed demonstration lessons for Principals and Administration Duties
Special Education Teacher 08/2018 to Current
DCPS Washington, DC
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Created and managed IEP's to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students.
  • Communicated verbally with children to provide comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
Resource Teacher/BES 08/2016 to 10/2017
District of Columbia Schools Kramer Middle School
  • Provide special education services for students with disabilities in 6,7 and 8th grade Math and Life Skills.
  • Helped chair IEP meetings.
Instructional Leader, Test Coordinator, and Teacher 09/2015 to 07/2016
Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Maryland Academy of Technology and Health Science Provided Professional Development, Mentoring, and work with a small group of students with disabilities.
  • I conducted, planned, implemented, coordinated professional development for our staff members
Resource Teacher 09/2013 to 07/2015
Baltimore County Public Schools Randallstown Elementary School
  • I provided services for students with disabilities in math, reading, and written expression in 4th and 5th grade.
  • Helped chair IEP meetings.
Special Education Teacher 2017 to 2018
Cesar Chavez Public Charter School Washington, DC
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with the master schedule.
  • Modified the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
Special Education Teacher/Mentor Teacher 08/2015 to 08/2017
District Of Columbia Public Schools Washington , DC
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Conduct Professional Development to staff members
  • Mentor Teachers
Special Education Teacher 08/2012 to 03/2013
District of Columbia Schools Evarts Street

I provided services for students with disabilities in math, reading, and written expression.

I chaired all IEP meetings for Langdon Elementary/Middle school.

Special Education Coordinator 02/2010 to 06/2012
DCPS Washington, DC
  • Coordinated the delivery of special education services by assigning student caseloads, creating service delivery schedules and monitoring IEP implementation in accordance with the directives of IDEA 2004 and its 2007 additions.
  • Monitored the completion of student assessments, evaluations, IEP developments and renewals in accordance with federal, state, and district guidelines and regulations.
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Skills
  • Communication
  • Administration
  • Computer Skills

Certified in Special education

22 years as a Special Educator

Proficient in classroom management

Proficient in disability assessment testing

Master of Arts: Adult Education/Administration Coppin State University - Baltimore

Adult Education/Administration

  • Graduated in Top 5% of Class
Master of Education: Special Education Coppin State College - Baltimore, Maryland

Special Education

  • Graduated cum laude
Bachelor of Science: Information Systems Management University of Maryland Baltimore County - Catonsville, Maryland

- Trained fellow teachers on the procedures for completing Individual  Education Plans.

-Awarded Teacher of the Year in 2009.

  • Differentiated Learning Needs

Certification in Special Education in DCPS and Maryland Public Schools

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Elementary School Teacher
  • Provide a warm, supportive environment for developing academic, emotional and social growth.
  • Instill confidence, self-esteem and an optimistic attitude in each child.
  • Implement a wide range of learning materials to appeal to student interests, maximizing participation and learning potential.
  • Basic Spanish Language skills
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Teaching/tutoring
  • Experience with special-needs students
Work History
Substitute, 08/2017 to Current
Gwinnett County Public Schools Gwinnett County, GA
ESOL Teacher, 01/2017 to 05/2017
Jenkins Elementary School Lawrenceville, GA
  • Taught small groups throughout 4 segments of push-in and pull-out for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade English Language Arts and Math.
  • Attended grade level technology planning and grade level academic planning.
  • Assigned grades online for end of the year.
Long-Term Substitute Teacher, Interrelated Resource Teacher, 10/2016 to 12/2016
Jenkins Elementary School Lawrenceville, GA
  • Taught small groups throughout 4 segments of push-in and pull-out for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade English Language Arts and Math.
  • Created and taught 3 STEM projects with the 3rd grade pull-in segment.
  • Administered Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment.
Fourth Grade Teacher, 08/2005 to 10/2009
West Contra Costa Unified School District Richmond, CA
  • Marked lesson notes, corrected errors and made useful suggestions on written assignments for improved writing communication performance.
  • Planned lessons according to district standards to cover all requirements and prepare for standardized tests.
  • Planned and held parent/student math game night.
  • Planned and participated in overnight camp with all fourth grade.
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential: Early Childhood Education (P-5) June 2006, California State University East Bay - Hayward, California
Bachelor of Arts: International Studies June 2005, California State University East Bay - Hayward, California

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Supportive ~ Collaborative ~ Accommodating ~ Unconditional Positive Regard ~ Current Versatile, dedicated, organized, consistent and team-oriented child advocate with a solid focus on the individual needs of identified and special education students. A qualified professional who understands the importance of being flexible, aware, positive and accommodating in the creation and implementation of IEPs to enhance student achievement. Works actively to create and maintain a positive relationship and perception of Special Education services among all members of the school community. Strives to be consistent, and creative in actively communicating with teachers, parents and other professionals regarding student progress throughout the academic year. Skilled in addressing and monitoring ongoing student needs, and providing research based strategies and instruction that will help children thrive and develop in an appropriate educational setting. Has experience as an Interrelated and Self-Contained Special Education Teacher, as well as a General Education Teacher in Second, Fourth and Fifth Grade. This myriad of experiences enables me to closely examine and possibly anticipate the unique roles and challenges of all team members with regards to serving students. It also further strengthens my belief in the immense importance of developing an ongoing excellent rapport among students and staff in order to be successful. The modern world continues to change at an even more rapid pace, offering many new strategies and insights into assisting special needs students. Also, aware of new technology, information and strategies that may benefit students with individual needs, as well as demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the school curriculum and current special education policies. A professional who strives to remain current on ever- changing special education policies to remain in compliance with the law Proficiency & Skills Analyze student data to measure student growth, strengths, and weaknesses * Modify and create lesson plans based on student data and Individual Education Plans * Administer student assessments to measure growth * Facilitate Individual Education Plan meetings and parent/teacher conferences for students with disabilities * Develop and implement Individual Education Plans and Behavior Intervention Plans * Participate in ongoing Professional Development courses to improve student achievement * Collect Data and assess students for Progress Monitoring of Individual Education Plans * Instruct students with disabilities i.e. Specific Learning Disabilities, Emotional Behavior Disorder, and Other Health Impairments * Collaborate and communicate Special Needs topics/strategies with colleagues, parents, and the wider community * Implement classroom strategies/interventions to ensure positive behavior and quality academic success ! Developing and implementing individual education programs (IEPs) ! Working as a team member on a Student Support Team (SST) or (Pre-referral Team) ! Working with "At risk" students ! Parent and Teacher Conferences ! Completing State approved standardized testing and assessment (Hold training certificate in the Woodcock and Johnson III) ! Giving state standardized tests to students in general and special education (3-5) ! Writing Resource Specialist Reports for initial and three year IEP meetings ! BICM (Behavior Intervention Case Manger) training completed (experience writing Behavior Support Plans (BSP) and completing Functional Behavior Analysis (FBA) ! Helped school team prepare for a District Validation Review in the Los Angeles Unified School District
Linwood E. Howe Elementary School, Culver City Unified School
Monte Vista Elementary School & Richard Riordan Primary Center, Los Los Angeles Unified School District
Special Education Resource Teacher
  • Substituted for a variety of grades from K-5 in an elementary school, which included a.
  • month long substitute position for third grade.
Special Education Resource Teacher
Monte Vista Elementary School, Los Angeles Unified School District Los Angeles, CA
  • Self-Contained Special Education Teacher.
  • grades 4/5.
Lydia Trull Public School, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board Peterborough, ON
  • Develop and implement individualized education program for each special education student.
  • Indentify and implement goals tailored to the student's individual needs and abilities with ongoing assessment.
  • Coordinate with parents, teachers, teaching assistants and various service providers that include the speech and language therapist, occupational therapist, adapted physical education instructor, and the school psychologist for students have high functioning autism, developmental delays, speech impairments or learning disabilities in resource or general education classrooms.
  • Consult teachers on accommodations, instruction and needed materials to ensure that the diverse needs of students are successfully realized ! Employed individual instruction and small group work.
  • Exercised flexibility within the classroom addressing student needs through special accommodations ! Met with school pre-referral team (Student Support Team) as needed to collaborate with other professionals, parents and students on how to address and assist "at-risk" student needs.
Lydia Trull Public School
  • Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board Peterborough, ON (Canada) Professional Development Initiatives ! Writing IEP workshop 2008 ! Woodcock and Johnson III Training 2008 ! BICM Workshop 2007 (Behavior Intervention Case Manager) Technological Integration and Skills Microsoft Word ~ PowerPoint ~ Internet Navigation ~ WordPerfect.
Special Education Resource Teacher / Teacher Librarian
Special Education Resource Teacher / Teacher Librarian
04/2001 - 10/2002
Red Lobster Peterborough, ON
  • Responsibilities included serving food, preparing food, interpersonal skills, using the computer system, greeting and seating customers, kitchen and cleaning duties.
Peterborough, ON Haaseltons
  • Responsibilities included working the cash, opening and closing the Shop, customer service, interpersonal skills, serving and preparing food as well as supervising and training new staff.
Education and Training
Currently Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential Level 11 (Pending)
August 2010
Internship, National University Los Angeles, CA Level 1 Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Instructional Credential This was completed while I worked as an Education Specialist (Resource/Interrelated/special education general education)***
July 2005
Pepperdine University Los Angeles, CA Masters: Education Psychology Education Psychology
June 2002
Nipissing University North Bay, ON Bachelor of Education
Sept. 1991
Trent University Peterborough, ON Bachelor of Art Honors Degree: Sociology Sociology
Sept. 1996
Adam Scott Collegiate & Vocational Institute Peterborough, ON Diploma Teaching Experience * August Fifth Grade ELA General Education Teacher February R.J. Vial Elementary School, St. Charles Parish Public Schools Fourth Grade General Education Teacher R.J. Vial Elementary School, St. Charles Parish Public School District Second Grade General Education Teacher Norco Elementary School, St. Charles Parish Public School District RE ....Full Time Substitute Teacher
Lakewood Elementary School, St. Charles Parish Public School
Reading, travel, yoga, Krav Maga, gardening, writing, *I would like to explain the shift from substitute, to second grade to fourth grade in the same year as it may appear confusing. My second grade class (added by ) *date did not meet the attendance goal to maintain my second grade class the following year. So unfortunately my class was dispersed into the other second grade classrooms. At this time, a fourth grade teaching position became available in the district at another school, which I accepted
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Additional Information
  • Interest and Activities Reading, travel, yoga, Krav Maga, gardening, writing, *I would like to explain the shift from substitute, to second grade to fourth grade in the same year as it may appear confusing. My second grade class (added by ) *date did not meet the attendance goal to maintain my second grade class the following year. So unfortunately my class was dispersed into the other second grade classrooms. At this time, a fourth grade teaching position became available in the district at another school, which I accepted