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To engage my passion for education and advance my leadership skills by working collaboratively with all team members to provide the highest quality programming for all students.
Master of Science: Special Education 2016 Minnesota State University Moorhead - Moorhead, MN
Bachelor of Science: Special Education 2008 St. Cloud State University - St. Cloud, MN



Special Education Teacher (K-5) 08/2010 to Current
Otsego Elementary School Otsego, MN
Private Tutoring w/ Orton-Gillingham based Methods Nowthen, MN
Special Education Teacher (6-8) 08/2009 to 06/2010
Salk Middle School Elk River, MN
Special Education Teacher (K) 08/2009 to 06/2010
Parkview Early Childhood Center Champlin, MN
Direct Support Professional & Developmental Trainee (Pre-K) 08/2008 to 08/2010
Fraser Minneapolis, MN
Travel Coordinator 11/2005 to 05/2009
Champion Airlines Bloomington, MN
Flight Attendant 09/2000 to 11/2005
United Airlines Chicago, IL

  • Testing, setting student goals, implementing research-based reading methods, data analysis, and monitoring student improvement
  • Worked with colleagues on a multi-tiered response to intervention
  • Conducted professional workshops for other educators throughout the district    
  • Address parent concerns and screen students for dyslexia if wanted. Translate findings to parents and educate the family about how they can best help their child succeed in school and what evidence-based interventions are needed.
  • Dedicated child advocate with a focus on the individual needs of each student.
  • One-on-One Reading therapy using researched-based Orton-Gillingham methods.
  • Experience with Barton, Wilson, and the pure-unchanged Orton-Gillingham method 
  • Proven leadership skills by conducting school and district wide trainings on Dyslexia and the Orton-Gillingham method
  • Experience conducting formal evaluations in order to understand students' educational needs.
  • Leader on school data team, worked closely with ADSIS and others to evaluate data and provide guidance to facilitate continuous improvement and implementation of interventions throughout our school and district.

Dyslexia Specific Professional Development
  • Orton-Gillingham Training –Reading Center                 July 2015
  • Dyslexia Training/Barton Certification                            June 2014
  • How to Screen for Dyslexia –Susan Barton                    June 2013
  • Institute for Multisensory Education (IMSE)                    June 2007
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Talented early education professional with diverse experience in planning and implementing various activities for promoting physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth of children.  Specializing in early childhood development for students with special needs.
  • Certified in Early Childhood Special Education
  • Provides/creates calm and inviting room environment where students feel safe
  • Professional learning team leader with staff
  • Proficient in Synergy
  • Proficient in Teaching Strategies Gold
  • Proficient in Boardmaker
  • PBIS and SIT trained
Professional Experience
Early Childhood Special Education Teacher, 08/2005 Current Tucson Unified School District: Tucson, AZ
  • Created and implemented developmentally-appropriate curriculum that addressed all learning styles
  • Encouraged children to be understanding of others
  • Distributed quarterly educational assessments
  • Developed professional relationships with parents, teachers, directors and therapists
  • Wrote and presented documents for Individual Education Plan conferences
  • Provided a partnership with families through home visits, newsletters, phone calls, notes home, and family events
  • Supervised and trained two teaching assistants. Developed Trainings for teaching assistants
Teacher, 08/2002 05/2005 St. Mark's Preschool Tucson, AZ
  • Developed multilingual and multicultural curriculum to serve families from diverse backgrounds.
  • Incorporated music and art activities to encourage creativity and expression.
  • Offered stimulating curriculum that accommodated all learning styles.
  • Using the AZ Early Learning Standards as a foundation. Provided played based and interested based centers.
Education and Training
2006 Northern Arizona University Tucson, AZ, Pima Early childhood Special Education
 4.0 GPA
Emphasis in Early childhood special eduction 
2002 Prescott College Tucson, AZ, Pima Bachelor of Arts Elementary Eductaion 4.0 GPA
1998 Central Arizona College Tucson, AZ, Pima CDA Early Childhood Continuing education in Early Childhood Education
Site Council Member - Secretary /​Assessment Team for incoming per models

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Compassionate and caring Special Education Teacher focused on meeting academic, social and emotional needs of students. Committed to creating a positive classroom atmosphere that is student-centered, nurturing and supportive and encourages each child to reach full potential.

  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Interactive/multi-sensory instruction
  • Reading and math intervention 
  • Technology integration
  • Adaptive and flexible
Special Education Teacher (5-8) Aug 2019 to Current
Westerly Middle School Westerly, Rhode Island
  • Provided specialized classroom instruction to  students with developmental disorders, including autism.
  • Address unique learning styles, adapt instruction to meet the needs of all students, and engage students in rigorous learning experiences
  • Collaborate with general education teachers to support and promote inclusion of students in the general education setting.
  • Develop individual educational plans (IEP) designed to promote educational, physical and social development.
  • Plan and supervise purposeful assignments for instructional assistants.
  • Attend and complete all required training and professional development.
Special Education Teacher (K-5) Aug 2004 to Jun 2019
Wilderness Elementary School Spotsylvania, VA
  • Differentiated and multi-sensory instruction for students, primarily in reading and math, in both self-contained and inclusion settings.
  • Teach collaboratively in general education classroom
  • Maintain current assessment data, implement response to intervention(RTI) and progress monitoring
  • Communicate with parents, teachers, administrators, school psychologists and other team members to develop and update student IEPs.
Special Education Teacher (9-12) Jul 2003 to May 2004
Massaponax High School Spotsylvania, VA
  • Individualized instruction within the Behavior Support Classroom
  • Teach collaboratively in the general education setting
  • Provide social skills instruction
  • Develop and update student IEPs.
Program Director Feb 1997 to Jul 2003
Nonotuck Resource Associates Northampton, MA
  • Provide residential and community support for adults with disabilities in a shared living model.
  • Act as a liaison and advocate within communities, to facilitate opportunities and access to community programs and events for people with disabilities, as well as promote awareness and acceptance.

Education and Training
Teaching Licensure University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA
Master of Education, Educational Psychology Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bachelor of Science, Biology Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Rhode Island Teaching Licensure:

  • Expert Residency Elementary Education (K-6)
  • Middle School Science (5-8)
  • Middle School Special Education (5-8)

Virginia Teaching Licensure:

  • Middle School Science (6-8)
  • Special Education-General Curriculum (K-12)

CPR/AED certification

Crisis Prevention and Intervention Certification (CPI)

Additional Information
  •  Department Chair (2005-2010)
  •  Mentor Teacher of the Year (2013)(2018)
  •  Volunteer Coach Challenger Baseball League (2010-2018)
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Dedicated and responsive educational professional with proven skills in classroom management, behavior modification, and individualized support. Comfortable working with students of all skill levels to promote learning and boost educational success. Demonstrated accomplishments in the areas of special education. Seeking employment as a general education or special education teacher in a primary learning environment.

New Jersey State Standard Certification in Teacher of Preschool through Grade 3

New Jersey State Standard Certification in Elementary School Teacher in (Grades K-6)

New Jersey State Standard Certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities

New York State Professional Certification in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 2)

New York State Professional Certification in Students with Disabilities (Birth-Grade 2)

New York State Professional Certification in Childhood Education (Grades 1-6)

New York State Professional Certification in Students with Disabilities (Grades 1 - 6)

First Aid/CPR/AED Certification by the American Red Cross

Professional Experience
Special Education Teacher, Tenured 09/2013 to Current Mount Vernon City School District Mount Vernon, New York
  • Plan, conduct, and assess activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with the opportunity to observe, question, and investigate
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records and prepare reports and data on children and activities as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations
  • Meet with parents to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their individualized educational needs
  • Modify the general education curriculum for students with disabilities based on a variety of instructional techniques and technologies
  • Collaborate with school administrators, teachers, service providers, and parents
  • Create IEP's and implement goals and objectives for students with special needs with  an overall positive behavioral support system
  • Actively organize and participate in committees, activities, and multidisciplinary teams
Special Education Teacher 11/2010 to 08/2013 Kennedy Child Study Center Manhattan, New York
  • Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students
  • Attended workshops and coached peers in the latest developments in all subject areas
  • Created and enforced child-based, hands-on curriculum to promote student interest and receptive learning
  • Instructed students in pre-academic subjects using a verity of techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and repetition to reinforce learning and to meet the students' varying needs and interests
    Special Education Teacher 06/2010 to 08/2010 Rockland BOCES West Nyack, New York
    • Combined discipline plan with effective measures and various lesson plans to increase concentration, participation, progress, and student accountability
    • Developed plans for effective communication, monitoring, and follow-up of students in inclusive classroom settings
    • Identified early signs of emotional, developmental, and health problems in students and followed up with parents
    • Employed special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory-and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory
    Assistant Teacher 09/2009 to 10/2010 Rockland BOCES West Nyack, New York
    • Conferred with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals to develop IEP's designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social/emotional development
    • Led instruction after-school and summer enrichment programs
    • Provided crisis intervention
    • Assist in preparation of data for local, state, and federal reports
    Professional Certification Extension: Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 2) 2011 Touro College Manhattan, New York, U.S.A.

    Coursework in Early Childhood Development and Child Psychology

    Master of Science: Students with Disabilities (Grades 1- 6) 2010 Manhattan College Riverdale, New York, U.S.A.

    Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society

    STAAR Academic Achievement Award

    Dean's List

    Bachelor of Science: Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) 2009 Manhattan College Riverdale, New York, U.S.A Minor in English and Psychology
    Skill Highlights

    SMART Board Technology

    Title I knowledge

    Behavior and classroom management strategies

    Employee training

    Accurate record keeping

    Cultural sensitivity

    Adept classroom manager
    Accomplished in special education

    Urban public schools background

    Data-driven curriculum development

    Standardized testing techniques & scoring

    IEP expertise

    Differentiated instruction specialist

    Crisis management

    Organizational development knowledge
    Professional tutor
    Professional Development

    ABA & Autism


    Curriculum & IEP Development

    Behavior Management

    Standardized Testing

    Core Subjects


    Parent Communication

    Educational Assessments

    Reader's & Writer's Workshop

    Professional Affiliations

    Member of The American Federation of Teachers

    Member of the New York State Union of Teachers

    Council for Exceptional Children

    International Literacy Association

    National Educational Association

    Kappa Delta Pi

    PTA Member

    Best Buddies

    First Book

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    02/2018 to 04/2018
    iOS Tech Support Advisor Kelly Services Lutz, FL
    • Independently provided technical support services for Apple customers.
    • Guided customers to discover and correct issues within iOS devices.
    • Assisted customers in setting up repair services and appointments.
    09/2017 to Current
    Virtual Assistant Fancy Hands Lutz, FL
    • Meticulously and efficiently completed clerical and research assignments.
    • Maintained lines of communication with clients and managers to ensure client satisfaction.
    • Adeptly utilized MS Office, Google Suite, MailChimp and other programs to complete tasks.
    07/2017 to 02/2018
    Special Education Teacher New L.E.A.P.S. Academy Wesley Chapel, FL
    • Developed individualized curriculum for students.
    • Supervised paraprofessionals.
    • Collaborated with therapy and district professionals.
    08/2016 to 07/2017
    Third Grade Teacher Potter Elementary Tampa, FL
    • Provided differentiated instruction to students with varying learning needs, knowledge of English, and disabilities in a classroom using a co-teach model.
    • Utilized student data and state standards to make instructional decisions.
    • Communicated with parents to keep them informed of student progress and behavior concerns.
    • Cultivated a positive relationship with co-teacher and other school staff.
    10/2008 to 07/2016
    Assistant Teacher, Therapeutic Recreation Aide, Tutor HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy Philadelphia, PA

    Assistant Teacher 

    • Assisted in the implementation of classroom activities for students with severe and multiple disabilities as prescribed by their IEPs.
    • Programmed and helped develop content for AAC materials and devices.
    • Supervised students during Functional Life Skills Field trips and work skills training in the community.
    • Supervised power mobility practice.
    • Collaborated with teams of professionals including Nursing, Speech, OT, PT, Music therapy, Art therapy, and Therapeutic Recreation.

    Therapeutic Recreation Aide

    • Led group and individual recreational activities.
    • Supervised field trips into the community.
    • Collaborated with teaching artists from a local theater to provide an after school theater program.
    • Supervised and trained volunteers.


    • Collaborated with student's multidisciplinary team and parents to develop a plan to develop literacy skills.
    • Independently led individualized instruction.
    Education and Training
    Certificate: Web Development The New York Code + Design Academy Philadelphia, PA, United States
    Special Education Certificate Drexel University Philadelphia, PA Coursework and fieldwork in High and Low Incident Disabilities, ASD, EBD, and educational technology. Certified in ESE (K-12) in Florida.
    Master of Science: Teaching, Learning, & Curriculum Drexel University Philadelphia, PA Coursework and fieldwork in elementary education. Certified in Elementary Education (K-5) in Florida.
    Bachelor of Science: Communication Sciences and Disorders Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA
    Coursework in Speech Therapy & Audiology. Minor in Psychology. 
    Research Assistant for a project providing AAC devices to children with Autism.
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    Recently retired, I taught special needs students for twenty-six years.  I have experience with almost all levels and ages of disabled students in a variety of settings.
    • Proficiency in  knowledge of a wide range of special needs and techniques
    • Excellent with kids 
    • Excellent communication
    • Certifications in: Elementary Education grades 1=8 and Generic Special Education grades PK-12
    • Results-oriented
    • Maintaining positive relationships with parents with focus  on building independence and academic sucess
    Teacher of the Year Award Sealy High School 2005, Sealy, TX
    Resource/ Content Mastery teacher for grades K-6 - Brazos ISD (Orchard, Texas) August 1989 - April 1998

    Direct instruction for all grades/ levels on an individualized basis while coordinating with general education teachers to accommodate testing in content areas.  

    Evaluating student strengths and weaknesses to develop Individual Education Plans and presenting results to parents and staff for annual goals and objectives.  Tracking progress and working to develop compensations methods for individual students with the ultimate goal of independent learning.

    Special education teacher - Sealy ISD (Sealy, Texas) August 1998 - May 2016

    My experience ranged greatly at Sealy ISD. I began with the self-contained program for grades eight through age 21  working with a wide range of severely handicapped  students in the LIFE Skills program. Later I moved  to  high school level  content-mastery and co-teaching in the general education classroom.  My focus has always been providing for students' individual needs while encouraging independence  

    on strengths.

    Associate of Applied Science in Education 1989 Prairie View A & M University, Prairie View, TX

    Academic Scolarship recipient

    Major in Special Education

    Educational Psychology University of Houston, Katy, TX

    Graduate studies toward a Master's of Science degree and certification in Educational

    Diagnostics  9 hours completed.

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    Statement of Purpose
    Enthusiastic Special Education Teacher effective at providing quality instruction and fostering a positive learning environment for all students who would like to enhance skills by obtaining a graduate degree in instructional technology.
    Cambridge College 2011 Master of Arts: Special Education Cambridge, MA, US
    Paine College 2005 Bachelor of Arts: Sociology Augusta, GA, US
    Atlanta Public Schools July 2017 to Current Special Education Teacher
    Atlanta, GA
    Shelby County Schools August 2016 to July 2017 Special Education Teacher
    Memphis, TN
    Dougherty County School System July 2015 to July 2016 Special Education Teacher
    Albany, GA
    Atlanta Public Schools March 2012 to July 2015 Special Education Teacher
    Atlanta, GA
    Richmond County Schools November 2007 to July 2010 Special Education Teacher
    Augusta, GA
    Laurel Heights Hospital July 2010 to March 2011 Special Education Teacher
    Atlanta, GA
    • Managed a team of 4 professionals in a special needs setting.
    • Assisted several colleagues during professional development sessions.
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    Professional Summary
    Highly ambitious teacher with strong leadership and relationship-building skills and 3 years experience. Areas of expertise include social studies (7-12), special education (k-12), and hold highly qualified status for special education, multiple subjects.
    M.Ed: December 2016
    University of Southern Mississippi - Hattiesburg, MS
    Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment: Elementary Education
    GPA, 3.5
    B.A.Ed: May 2015
    University of Mississippi - Oxford, MS
     Special Education 
    GPA, 3.2
    Work History
    Special Education teacher, 08/2016 to Current
    South Panola School District Batesville, MS
    • Teach/reinforce common core state standards to 4th-5th students with mild/moderate disabilities.
    • Develop Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for students with disabilities.
    • Work with general education teachers to accommodate students with disabilities in the general education classroom setting.
    • Implement teaching strategies that resulted in over 70% growth in mathematics and 25 % growth in reading on the Mississippi Assessment Program.
    • Collaborate in professional learning communities throughout the school year to produce meaningful lesson plans and high quality assessments.
    • Track progress from student data using Mastery Connect and i-Ready.
    • Maintain daily contact with parents through class dojo and behavior charts.
    • Attend professional development workshops by Mississippi Department of Education for special education teachers.
    Special Education teacher, 08/2015 to 05/2016
    Lamar County School District Purvis, MS
    • Taught/reinforced common core state standards to 9-12th students with mild/moderate disabilities.
    • Developed Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for students with disabilities.
    • Worked with general education teachers to accommodate students with disabilities in the general education classroom.
    • Achieved 100% graduation rate for students with disabilities.
    • Worked efficiently in professional learning communities.
    • Maintained contact with parents on a weekly basis by phone, email, and written letters.
    • Implemented technology into teaching strategies by using smartboard, google classroom, and kahoot. 
    • Attended professional development workshops for first year teachers. 
    Member, Mississippi Association of Educators (2015- present)
    Member, Mississippi Professional Educators (2017- present)
    Member, National Education Association (2015-present)
    Proficient in the use of smartboard, SEAS, classdojo, kahoot, blackboard, google classroom, mastery connect, and i-Ready.
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    Enthusiastic Elementary Teacher effective at providing quality instruction and fostering a positive learning environment for all students seeks to teach First or Second Grade.
    01/2013 to 06/2016
    Special Education Teacher Independent Learning Center Westwood Elementary School, Enumclaw School District Enumclaw, WA
    • Teamed collaboratively with parents and specialists to write Individual Education Plan.
    • Maintained daily/weekly data on IEP goals and objectives.
    • Supervised and trained seven paraprofessionals.
    • Created and administered the individualized assessment called WaAims, alternative assessment to the SBAC.
    09/2010 to 06/2013
    Special Education Teacher Southwood Elementary School, Enumclaw School District Enumclaw, WA
    • Creative hands on activities for small group and individual lessons based on differentiated learning needs.
    • Developed IEP and maintained daily/weekly data on IEP goals.
    • Exemplary interpersonal skills with parents, staff, and students to ensure student progress.
    • Supervised and trained two paraprofessional.
    09/2008 to 06/2010
    Special Education Teacher Thunder Mountain Middle School, Enumclaw School District Enumclaw, WA
    • 6th-8th grades, Independent Learning Center.
    • Worked collaboratively with specialists and parents to write and present documents for Individual Education Plan conferences.
    • Developed and maintained daily or weekly data on all IEP goals and objectives.
    • Supervised and trained two paraprofessionals.
    • Created and administered the individualized assessment called WaAims.
    09/2008 to 06/2008
    Substitute Teacher Enumclaw School District Enumclaw, WA
    • Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining academic progress on classes.
    • preschool through middle school grades.
    • Followed through with assigned substitute teacher lesson plans daily.
    09/1998 to 01/2000
    Teacher Caronado Historical School District Carbonado, WA
    • Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum, school-wide curriculum standards and WASL.
    • preparation strategies.
    09/1993 to 06/1998
    Teacher Carbonado Historical School Distirict Carbonado, WA
    • Plan and implement district curricular, multiple intelligence theory, hands-on learning activities and student interest to ensure learning.
    • Created individual learning portfolios to promote ownership, goal setting and reflective strategies to further student success.
    • Extracurricular-Coached women's varsity softball, school wide fundraiser "Pennies for the Planet" and taught art classes.
    03/1993 to 06/1993
    Teacher Foothills Elementary, White River School Distirct Buckley, WA
    • Followed through with curriculum, lesson plans and classroom management set up by previous teacher.
    • Teacher, 1st grade, (Leave replacement contract.
    03/1992 to 06/1993
    Foothills Elementary, White River School District Buckley, WA
    • Established learning centers with monthly theme science centers the K-1 teachers adopted due to its'.
    • success.
    Education and Training
    Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA Elementary Education
    Master of Arts: Education Special Education Endorsement, Special Education Lesley College Cambridge Kent, MA WA Education Special Education Endorsement, Special Education
    City University WA
    Hiking, camping, gardening. Creating with paper, paint, beads, clay. Being with friends, family and my puppy.Reading, writing and doing DIY projects around the house.
    instruction, lesson plans
    Additional Information
    • Interests Hiking, camping, gardening. Creating with paper, paint, beads, clay. Being with friends, family and my puppy.Reading, writing and doing DIY projects around the house.