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Two years experience teaching high school: Modified Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology and Physical Science to LS and ES students. Experienced 6th grade English Language Arts Teacher with excellent student-parent-teacher communication record and student motivational techniques. Organized and driven with the innate ability to stay on task. Uses effective and efficient methods of teaching while focusing on the individual needs of each student.

  • Certified Teacher for grades K-8
  • Certified Teacher for special education K-12
  • Academic performance evaluations
  • Positive learning environment
  • Varied lesson plans
  • Managing classroom for diverse populations
  • Strong collaborator
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • IEP familiarity
  • Test proctoring
  • Skilled in working with special needs students
  • Behavioral disorders knowledge
  • Athletic coaching experience
Work History
Special Education Teacher 08/2019 to Current Roxborough High School Philadelphia, PA
  • Created and implemented lessons for Modified Biology and Physical Science for 8-20 students per class.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Developed Individual Education Programs (IEP) to establish student outcome goals and define educational strategies; leveraged developmental practices and educational theories to achieve educational objectives.
  • Fostered relationships with students to increase engagement, and periodically reported student progress to parents/guardians and school leadership.
  • Worked with students of varying degrees of specialized need to accomplish tasks and build practical skills.
Special Education Teacher 10/2018 to 06/2019 Northeast High School Philadelphia, PA
  • Created and implemented lessons for Modified Algebra 1, Modified Geometry, and Modified Physical Science for 15-20 students per class
  • Provided specialized classroom instruction to a broad range of students with developmental disorders, including autism
  • Enhanced lessons using Smart Board technology and computers
  • Fostered relationships with students to increase engagement, and periodically reported student progress to parents/guardians and school leadership
  • Developed twenty Individual Education Programs to establish student outcome goals and define educational strategies; leveraged developmental practices and educational theories to achieve educational objectives
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs
English Language Teacher 11/2015 to 05/2018 Spearfish Middle School Spearfish, SD
  • Established clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs
  • Attended 9 staff meetings each month and served on the PBIS committee and smaller committees depending on the time of year
  • Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning
  • Communicated with peers, colleagues, administrators and parents to meet and exceed teaching goals
  • Pursued professional activities to broaden and deepen knowledge of content and teaching skills
Substitute Teacher 08/2009 to 10/2015 Spearfish School District Spearfish, SD
  • Substitute teacher in the elementary and middle school setting
  • Completed 3 long term substitute experiences in 6th grade language arts/ social studies, 8th grade special education, and 6-8 physical education
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs
Special Education Teacher 08/1999 to 05/2009 Newell School District Newell, SD
  • Duties included supervising individual educational plans for 15-20 students
  • Other duties included testing, creating lesson plans, collaborating with parents, and classroom management
  • Taught reading, language arts and social sciences in a self-contained ES and LS classroom
  • Developed interesting and interactive learning methods tailored to help students with individual needs
  • Provided specialized classroom instruction to a broad range of students with developmental disorders, including autism
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Education of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs 1997 Black Hills State University Spearfish, SD

Degree in elementary education K-8 and special education K-12.

Endorsements in 5-8 middle level education language arts, mathematics, social science, and natural science.

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Professional Summary

Enthusiastic, outgoing and reliable team leader or player. Proficient at building positive relationships with new and existing customers by offering superior customer service and resourceful problem solving skills.
Work History
Assistant Manager, 01/2014 to 10/2016
Shell Gas StationCanyonville, Oregon

  • Priced merchandise, stocked shelves and took monthly inventory of store merchandise and supplies.
  • Completed all point of sale opening and closing procedures, including counting the contents of the cash register, completing reports and bank deposits.
  • Cultivated a customer-focused shopping environment by greeting and responding to all customers in a friendly manner as well as problem resolution for any problems or concerns.
  • Maintained established merchandising standards, including window, sales floor and promotional displays.

Customer Experience Manager, 10/2010 to 11/2014
MichaelsRoseburg, Oregon

  • Stocked and replenished merchandise according to store planograms.
  • Cleaned and organized the store, including the checkout desk and displays. Flexing and filling holes to maximize every sales opportunity.
  • Alerted customers to upcoming sales events and promotions as well as promoting class sign ups.
  • Interview and train new sales associates 
  • Completed all point of sale opening and closing procedures, including counting all tills at store closing. Filling out reports and making deposits.
  • Shared best practices for sales and customer service with other team members to help improve the store's efficiency.
  • Fostered a positive work environment by consistently treating all employees and customers with respect and consideration.
  • Recognized and rewarded outstanding work performance to cultivate a positive and collaborative customer service culture.
  • Schedule lunches and breaks as well as daily tasks for associates.
  • Actively pursued personal learning and development opportunities.
  • Maintained established merchandising standards, including window, sales floor and promotional displays.
Instructional Assistant, 09/2004 to 06/2010
Riddle School DistrictRiddle, Oregon
  •  Work with children in small groups to simulate growth.
  • Writing weekly lesson plans as well as corresponding setbacks or progressions with supervisor.
  • Promoted new developmental skills in children with special needs one on one.
  • Communicate with parents on their childs progression. ​
Point Arena High School - Point Arena, California
4 year Basketball and Softball player. All-League First Team Softball and Basketball. Editor of Pirate Express. National Honors Society.
Human Services: 2010
Umpqua Community College - Roseburg, OR
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Education professional with 9+ years teaching experience. Excellent communication and technological skills.
  • Florida Professional Teaching License: Elementary Education (K-6) 
  • ESOL Endorsed 
  • Continuing Gifted Endorsement 
  • AVID Trained
5th Grade Reading and Language Arts Teacher Aug 2012 to Current
Central Avenue Elementary School Kissimmee, FL
  • Literacy Committee Member
  • PLC Facilitator
  • AVID Trained to provide WICORized lessons to students Literacy Committee Member
  • Guiding Reading Facilitator
Instructional Support for Driver's Education Jun 2012 to Aug 2012
Florida Virtual School Orlando, FL
  • Placed daily, weekly, and monthly calls to students and parents
  • Grade assignments
5th Grade Reading and Language Arts and Kindergarten Aug 2010 to Aug 2012
Imagine Kissimmee Charter Academy Kissimmee, 'FL
  • Character Committee representative for K-1
  • 3% Reserve Task Force Member
  • Spelling Bee Task Force Member 
  • Merit Plan Task Force Member
  • Educational Mentor
Special Education Teacher 3-5 grade Aug 2009 to Jun 2010
Expeditions Day Treatment School Kannapolis, NC
  • Differentiated instruction to multiple intelligences
  • CPI Certified 
  • Teacher of the Month  (March 2018) 
  • High Impact Teacher (2016-2017) 
  • High Impact Teacher (2015-2016)
  • Teacher of the Year Nominee (2014-2015)
  • Positive Character Award Winner (May 2012)
Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education May, 2009 University of North Carolina Charlotte Elementary Education
Associate of Arts May, 2006 Gaston College
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Registered Emergency Medical Technician seeking position in a fast paced facility that diagnoses and manages both common and complex medical conditions in patients of all ages.
  • BLS/ACLS certified
  • Airway management techniques
  • Adept at multiple revival techniques
  • Ability to maintain strict levels of confidentiality in handling sensitive information
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures and protocols
  • Ability to stay calm in stressful situations
  • Respond and adapt to developing challenges and obstacles when under pressure calmly and logically 
Work Experience
08/2011 to Current
Instructional Assistant- Special Education Clovis Unified School District Clovis, CA
Assist teacher with lesson plans, help students achieve and meet their goals, carefully monitor students, upheld all CPR and regulated certifications, managed general duties including; feeding, diapering and cleanup
Education and Training
High School Diploma Buchanan High School Clovis, CA
EMT Certification: Emergency Medical Technician Alert Medical Training Fresno, CA trained to respond quickly to emergency situations regarding medical issues, traumatic injuries and accident scenes
Available upon request 
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  • I'm an experienced Academic and Therapeutic Interventionist seeking to explore career opportunities within the field of education and mental health EXAM S & CERTIFICATIO NS I have started my master's level course work @ Regis University where I plan to complete a dual program in Applied Psychology and Special Education so I can then go on to complete my course work to become a board certified behavior analyst.
09/2015 to 04/2017
Mental Health Counselor Children's Hospital Aurora, CO
  • on the Psychiatric Flex/Float Team: working with patients that have a mental health diagnosis during their stay at the hospital.
Equinox Counseling Denver, CO
  • After School Mentoring, Tutoring, and co-leading small groups for teens on the Autism Spectrum.
07/2013 to 05/2015
Instructional Assistant The Joshua School Englewood, CO
  • working with students using an ABA model either one-on-one or in small groups under the guidance and direction of a Lead Teacher & assisted with general classroom management.
08/2010 to 05/2012
Special Education Paraprofessional: Westgate Community School Northglenn, CO
  • working with students using the RTI model either one-on-one or in small groups under the guidance and direction of the teacher and assisted with general classroom management.
  • Co-taught technology classes and provided tech.
  • support to students and teachers as need.
01/2008 to 08/2013
The Beach Foster Association Arvada, CO
  • Part-time Respite Provider: working with at-risk youth in a group home environment; mentoring and tutoring at-risk youth in independent living skills.
08/2007 to 08/2010
Behavior Coach Maple Star of Colorado Denver, CO
  • part of a team that taught foster parents how to use relational and therapeutic intervention techniques within foster homes as a least restrictive model of care.
09/2005 to 05/2007
Youth Treatment Specialist Wedgwood Christian Services Grand Rapids, MI
  • part of a team that managed a milieu of at-risk youth within a juvenile detention using relational and therapeutic intervention techniques.
Education and Training
Regis University Denver, CO 3.5
Bachelor's of Science: Psychology Colorado Christian University Denver, CO Psychology 3.25
Autism, diagnosis, direction, mental health, Mentoring, Teacher, therapeutic intervention, Tutoring
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Newly graduated Special Education Teacher focused on building each student's strength and confidence, as well as giving students firm guidelines, regularity and dependability to foster their social and academic growth.
  • Communicates effectively
  • Builds strong rapport with students.
  • Holds students to high expectations
  • Organizes time, procedures, space, and paperwork
  • Learns quickly
  • Listens and accepts feedback
  • Works well with others
  • Is trustworthy and dependable
Substitute Teacher 01/2018 to Current Cambridge-Isanti School District Cambridge, MN While substitute teaching, I began to develope positive relationships with students diagnosed with ASD/ DCD/ EBD/ SLD by setting clear ground rules based on respect and personal responsibility. Prearranged lessons were implemented using a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations. I also collaborated with other staff members to create lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards. If needed, I took appropriate disciplinary measures when students misbehaved, and contacted the principal's office to handle safety and disciplinary problems.

Special Education Instructional Assistant 08/2015 to 08/2017 Cambridge Intermediate School Cambridge, MN While at Cambridge Intermediate School, I ran small group lessons in math and reading for students with SLD, ASD and DCD. I also worked 1:1 with a student who has ASD (behavior managed, academic support).
Corporate PCA (Patient Care Assistant) Coordinator 07/2013 to 08/2015 Circle of Life Home Care Anishinaabe Minneapolis, MN I started working at Circle of Life Home Care Anishinaabe part-time in the billing department.  I was soon promoted to a full-time data specialist.  My responsibilities were to communicate with different offices in 2 states, and contact insurance companies with disputes. When I was promoted to Corporate PCA Coordinator, my duties included processing potential PCA's for 7 different offices in 3 states, while communicating with the coordinators in each office, the potential PCA, insurance companies, and other coordinators in the district office.
Sales Associate 11/2012 to 08/2014 Kohls Department Store Lino Lakes, MN Multiple responsibilities included: handling customer grievances, training new associates, balancing cash registers, cashiering, and merchandising product onto the sales floor.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Special Education 2017 Minnesota State University- Moorhead Moorhead, MN
2017 Isanti Primary School Isanti, MN At Isanti Primary School, I learned how to implement and teach Saxon Math and Reading Streets, while using Marzano's "I can" statements. I led kindergarten, first grade and second grade groups in reading/ writing and math. I learned how to collect data in the areas of social skills, reading, writing and math.  I was involved in the IEP process and re-evaluation processes.
2017 Rum River East Cambridge, MN While at Rum River East, I learned how to teach social skills, manage behavior, collect data and review the re-evaluation process in a level 4 high-school setting.
Activities and Honors
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Gold Key International Honor Society
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Professional Summary
Call Center Representative versed in customer support in high call volume environments. Superior computer skills and telephone etiquette. Excellent communicator with over 10 years in a demanding call center environment as a Customer Service Representative. Certified clinical Medical Assistant skilled at communicating, organizing and solving problems to raise the stature and rankings of health care facilities. Motivated customer service specialist with over 4years retail experience in a fast-paced, team-based environment. Results-oriented Customer Service Professional who excels at uncovering customer needs, finding solutions and handling objections. Top performer with a consistent track record of meeting and exceeding goals. Attentive Customer Service Representative with 4 years achieving customer service satisfaction and customer retention goals. Independent and quick thinking team player seeking a role offering increased responsibility. Bilingual Teaching Assistant experienced supporting up to 3 teachers and helping students with their educational and social development.
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • MS Windows proficient
  • Creative problem solver
  • Trusted key holder
  • Attention to detail
  • Quick learner
  • Strong client relations
  • Credit card processing
  • Multi-line phone talent
  • Medical terminology knowledge
Work History
Special Education Instructional Aide 08/2017 to Current
Brentwood Union School District Brentwood, CA
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide them with comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Instructed students with disabilities, including Autism, Emotional and behavioral disorder, and Down Syndrome.
  • Implemented and taught a life skills program.
  • Designed and implemented a point system to encourage positive behavior.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout the day.
  • Redirected poor behavior using the positive reinforcement method.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
  • Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
  • Attended monthly staff training sessions.
  • Assisted the classroom teacher in supervising snack time and indoor and outdoor play.
  • Led reading and arts and crafts lessons.
  • Assisted in preparing reports and paperwork for parent-teacher conferences.
  • Identified warning signs of emotional or developmental problems and reported to parents.
  • Kept classrooms clean by sterilizing and disinfecting toys and surfaces.
  • Relieved the classroom teacher during breaks.
  • Maintained head count and attendance sheets.
Clinical Certified Medical Assistant 09/2005 to 03/2014
John Muir Health Outpatient Center Antioch , CA
  • Quickly responded to and resolved all customer service issues in a timely manner.
  • Implemented a more efficient method of completing drug inventory to increase productivity across shifts.
  • Developed, maintained and improved experimental data spreadsheets.
  • Managed specimen sample handling, receiving, storage and inventory.
  • Ordered supplies, obtained pricing and quotes, prepared purchase requests and maintained an organized expense log.
  • Created worksheets and logged samples correctly into the computerized tracking system.
  • Maintained current knowledge of developments in technical instrumentation.
  • Performed both routine and emergency maintenance on laboratory instruments.
  • Carefully reviewed test results for accuracy.
  • Properly calibrated and adjusted malfunctioning equipment to ensure precise test results.
Membership Associate 07/2003 to 09/2005
Costco Wholesale Antioch, CA
  • Helped drive sales goals and achieve monthly quotas.
  • Contacted new and existing customers to discuss how their needs could be met through specific products and services.
  • Identified prospective customers by using business directories and following leads from existing clients.
  • Recorded accurate and efficient records in the customer database.
  • Prioritized tasks and projects to meet tight deadlines.
  • Maintained knowledge of current sales and promotions, policies regarding payment and exchanges and security practices.
  • Built relationships with customers and the community to promote long term business growth.
  • Assisted customers in selecting items based on needs.
  • Processed customer returns.
  • Completed purchases using Point of Sale systems.
  • Trained new cashiers on procedures, customer service and sales techniques.
  • Effectively communicated with and supported sales, marketing and administrative teams on a daily basis.
  • Politely assisted customers in person and via telephone.
  • Earned management trust by serving as key holder, responsibly opening and closing store.
  • Ensured superior customer experience by addressing customer concerns, demonstrating empathy and resolving problems on the spot.
  • Directed calls to appropriate individuals and departments.
  • Monitored cash drawers in multiple checkout stations to ensure adequate cash supply.
Liberal Arts: Los Medanos College/Brentwood - Brentwood, CA
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant: Medical Assisting 2005 Boston Reed College - Pittsburg, Ca
High School Diploma: 2003 Liberty High School - Brentwood, CA
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To obtain employment as a Special Education Instructional Technology Curriculum Leader.
Instructional Mentor 08/2013 to Current Bellevue School District Bellevue , WA
  • Lead Professional Development across district with a focus on racial equity, culturally responsive teaching, proactive classroom management, IEP, FBA & BIP development, student engagement, inclusive practices, MTSS & PBIS.
  • Customized coaching sessions with all novice special education teachers. Caseload of 28 teachers in 15 schools serving all populations of special education.
  • Organize budget by allocating funds for travel opportunities, conferences, etc.
  • Coordinate support for special education programs and teachers with district and building administration, general education staff, curriculum developers and program coordinators
Special Education Teacher (Elementary & Secondary) 08/2004 to 06/2013 Bellevue School District Bellevue , WA
  • Case manager for students with the following diagnoses: ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Depression, Autism & Aspergers, Mild & Severe Learning Disabilities.  
  • Planned, developed, coordinated and implemented compliant IEPs.  
  • Responsible for academic instruction, modifying and adapting curriculum, behavioral management & social skills development.  
  • Collaborated with general education teachers, therapists, mental health workers, parents, administrators, probation officers & juvenile detention workers to align services.  
  • Compiled detailed behavior data and conducted FBAs.  
  • Developed appropriate data driven BIPs.
Adjunct Faculty 06/2009 to 08/2009 Antioch University Seattle, WA
  • Supervised students completing a practicum.  
  • Observed lessons and provided feedback for teachers working towards special education endorsements
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Trainer 08/2006 to 06/2008 Bellevue School District Bellevue , WA
  • Coordinated and taught district wide training for teachers, counselors, paraeducators, school psychologists, and administrators in proactive responses to crisis situations.
Paraeducator 06/2001 to 06/2003 Bellevue School District Bellevue , WA
Education and Training
Certification : Administrative License 2018 George Fox University Newberg, OR
Certification : Professional Teaching 2009 Seattle Pacific University Seattle, WA
Master of Arts: Education 2004 Antioch University Seattle, WA
  • Special Education Certification 
Bachelor of Arts: Anthropology 2000 University of Oregon Eugene , OR
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Certification