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Skill Highlights
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including excellent oral and written communication and the ability to relate to persons from diverse backgrounds
  • Professional appearance
  • 29+ years in educational leadership
  • ​Quick thinker with excellent decision making skills; ability to remain calm during times of high stress 
  • Reliable and dependable with exceptional time management, organizational skills and attention to detail
Certifications
Minnesota School of Bartending - St. Paul, MN - July 2017 
TIPS Certified - February 2018
Education
1996
Master of Education: Special Education University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
1989
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
Professional Experience
04/2018
Special Events Bartender With A Twist Bartending St. Louis Park, MN
10/2017
Middle School Interventionist/Tutor Groves Academy St. Louis Park, MN
11/2017 to 05/2018
Special Events Bartender Nicollet Island Inn Minneapolis, MN
08/2017 to 11/2017
Bartender OTG MSP Airport, MN
07/2017 to 11/2017
Special Events Bartender PS Results St. Paul, MN
08/2016 to 06/2017
Special Education Coordinator Hiawatha Leadership Academies - Morris Park Minneapolis, MN
10/2014 to 06/2016
Education Services Manager LDA Minnesota (National Learning Disabilities Assoc.-MN Affiliate) Golden Valley, MN
06/2012 to 06/2014
Principal Nova Classical Academy St. Paul, MN
08/2003 to 06/2011
District Program Facilitator Minneapolis Pubic Schools Minneapolis, MN
02/2001 to 08/2003
Director of Education Minnesota Department of Corrections St. Paul, MN
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Objective

Human Services Specialist skilled in working with children, teens, and young adults including special needs and at-risk populations. Dedicated to public service and providing experience that helps to support the growth and enrichment of services, team members, and the community.

Work History
12/2017 to 06/2018
Special Education Paraprofessional Ann Arbor Public Schools Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Provided student support through special accommodations, extra assistance and assessments.
  • Facilitated group sessions and provided one-on-one support.
  • Assist in the development of positive behavior management for students.
  • Have direct, ongoing communication with teacher.
  • Focus on individual student capabilities in all communications.
05/2005 to 12/2017
Clinical Medical Assistant Thorrez Medical Practice PLC Ypsilanti, MI
  • Maintain accurate records of patient care, condition, progress and concerns.
  • Administer vaccinations and medications to children, teens, and young adults.
  • Respond appropriately to the physical, developmental and emotional needs of patients.
  • Patient and family advocate.
  • Patient evaluation/intervention.
Volunteer Experience

Human Services Specialist Intern - May 2018 - July 2018

Peace House, Ypsilanti Gathering Space, Jimmy Hill House -Ypsilanti, MI


  • Referred families to shelters, and local resources, and educational programs.
  • Increased recreational program offerings for community members of all ages.
  • Served as liaison for professional, business, community organizations, and individuals.
  • Created promotional materials and provided insightful information to social media and print media to educate the public.
  • Organized educational forums and pitch events to promote networking and connectivity between service providers and funders.


Special Needs Child Care Volunteer - April 2014 - January - 2015

Eastern Michigan University Autism Collaborative Center - Ypsilanti, MI


  • Supervised children ages 3-12 during playtime.
  • Assisted with activities and lunchtime during summer camps.
  • Effectively communicated with therapists, parents, and professional staff regarding the activities and progress of the child.
Skills
  • Behavior management techniques
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Highly organized
  • Advanced interpersonal skills
  • Community outreach
Education
Graduated
Associate of Arts: Human Services
Washtenaw Community College - Ann Arbor Charter Township, MI
Graduated
Certificate of Completion: Medical Assistant: Medical
Ross Medical Education Center - Ann Arbor, MI
Certifications and Training

Youth Mental Health First Aid: National Council for Behavioral Health, September 2017


Registered Behavior Technician Training: Behavior University, August 2017

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Professional Summary
Enthusiastic Teacher with a desire to make learning exciting and meaningful. Motivated by the belief that all children can be successful learners. Skilled in Special education, behavior intervention, and differentiated instruction.
Skills
Work History
PPCD/ Pre-K teacher, 08/2014 to 07/2016
Westwood Elementary Friendswood, Tx
  • Westwood Elementary - 506 West Edgewood, Friendswood, Tx.
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Met regularly with parents and guardians to discuss children's progress.
  • Observed and evaluated students' performance, behavior, social development and physical health.
Special Education Paraprofessional, 01/2014 to 05/2014
Bales Intermediate Friendswood, Texas
  • Instructed up to 11 students individually and in small groups.
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Enforced the school's student discipline code to deal with problem situations.
  • Set up lesson materials, bulletin board displays and demonstrations.
Second Grade Teacher, 08/2007 to 05/2013
Lutheran South Academy Houston, Texas
  • Planned and implemented creative lessons in accordance with district, county, state and federal guidelines.
  • Worked with other teachers and administrators to evaluate and revise elementary school programs.
  • Pursued professional development continually by attending educational conferences and teacher training workshops.
  • Fostered team collaboration between students through group projects.
  • Created a classroom environment in which children could learn respect for themselves and others.
First Grade Teacher, 07/2005 to 05/2007
The Galloway School - Friendswood, Tx
  • Created a classroom environment in which children could learn respect for themselves and others.
  • Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Created an enjoyable and interesting learning environment for students each year.
  • Pursued professional development continually by attending educational conferences and teacher training workshops.
ABCD Behavior Coach/ Teacher, 08/2016 to Current
  • Lobit Middle School - 1251 Farm to Market 517 Rd.
  • W.
  • Dickinson, Tx Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Designed and implemented a point system to encourage positive behavior.
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout the day.
  • Redirected poor behavior using the positive reinforcement method.
Education
Associate of Applied Science: Child Care and Development, 1996
Lamar University - Port Arthur Arthur, TX
Child Care and Development
Bachelor of Science: Education, Lamar University - Beaumont, TX
Education
Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood Education, 2010
Walden University -
Early Childhood Education
Masters of Education: Teacher Leadership / Special Education, 2015
Lamar University -
Teacher Leadership / Special Education Teacher Leadership / Special Education Beaumont - On-line ACCOMPLISHMENTS Named "Teacher of the Year" at The Galloway School in
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Summary
Dedicated special education paraprofessional committed to creating a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging and supportive for all students.
Skills
  • CPR/AED Certified
  •  Bilingual (Fluent in Spanish)
  • ABA Experience
  • Experience with students with behavioral, developmental, and learning disorders
  • Patient, kind, caring
  • Fun, friendly
  • Adaptable, Open to new methods and styles of learning

Accomplishments
Autism NJ Ambassador
Experience
05/2016 to Current
Special Education Paraprofessional Perth Amboy Board of Education Perth Amboy, NJ
Tutored children individually and in small groups to help them with difficult subjects.
Assisted in ensuring a safe, fun, and functional classroom environment for Kindergarten and third grade students.

09/2015 to 05/2016
Teacher's Assistant Hawkswood School Eatontown, NJ
Applied unique learning techniques to teach middle-school aged children with various disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy.
Learned new methods of communicating with nonverbal students and applied these methods for teaching.
Changed diapers for children who could not use the bathroom independently.
Fed children who could not eat independently.
06/2015 to 08/2015
Teacher's Assistant The Learning Experience Woodbridge, NJ
Assisted lead teacher in implementing lesson plans and ensuring a safe, fun environment for children of ages 2 through 6.
Changed diapers and assisted with feeding.
Developed strong relationships with parents to ensure effective communication and consistency between the home and daycare center. ​
02/2015 to 06/2015
1 to 1 Aide Spectrum 360 Verona, NJ
Worked on a 1 to 1 basis with sixth grade children with Autism and other disorders.
Developed and enforced fun and exciting ways to engage children in different learning styles, in order to accommodate special needs.
Enforced behavior plans created by behaviorists and collected data on progress.
Used Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to run different learning programs and collect data on mastery of skills. ​
Education and Training
Psychology Kean University Union, NJ, USA
2015
Associate of Arts: Psychology Middlesex County College Edison, NJ, USA