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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

    Common Key Skills and Action Verbs for Special Education Teacher

    If you are preparing to teach in any special education school, college or university, one of the most important parts of your resume is your special education teacher resume skills. These documents provide the information employers need to determine if you're the right person for the job. These skills will also show whether you have the necessary "soft skills" to get the job. Just as there are several different types of special education, there are a variety of special education teacher resume formats. However, there are a few basic things that should always be included.
    • Faculty Training
    • Tutoring
    • Video Editing Software
    • Excellent Classroom Management
    • Behavioral Skills Development
    • Student Progress Reporting
    • Smart Board
    • Special Education
    • Speaking
    • Learning Styles
    • Student Records Management
    • Classroom management
    • Apple macOS
    • Children's Educational Software
    • Secondary Education

    Best Special Education Teacher Resume Objective Examples

    A career objective, written in a clear and concise manner, articulates the objectives of a special education teacher's professional life, including what he hopes to accomplish in a year of dedicated practice. For example, if the goal is for the teacher to become a national teacher leader, he should write down his major accomplishments so that his application for leadership positions will be accepted by the organization. The teacher's career path should include all the education credentials that are relevant to his field and any additional certifications or higher degrees that he might have acquired through the years. Writing a career objective for a special education teacher is not as complicated as some people think. Following these basic guidelines will make your task much easier.
    • Ambitious student pursuing [Area of study] degree eager to contribute developed knowledge in [Job Title] role. Skilled in [Skill] and [Skill] in [Type] settings. Adaptable and driven with strong work ethic and ability to thrive in team-based or individually motivated settings.
    • [Area of study] student with background in [Area of expertise]. Strong technical proficiency with work history in [Area of expertise]. In-depth knowledge of [Software] coupled with [Task] and [Task] abilities. Proven history of [Skill] and [Skill].
    • Hardworking and reliable [Job Title] with strong ability in [Task] and [Task]. Offering [Skill], [Skill] and [Skill]. Highly organized, proactive and punctual with team-oriented mentality.
    • Results-focused [Industry] professional with strength in [Skill], [Task] and [Task]. Proactive leader with strengths in communication and collaboration. Proficient in leveraging [Area of expertise] and [Area of expertise] knowledge to promote [Result]. Adept at managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes.
    • [Job Title] with talent for [Task] and [Task]. Strong knowledge of [Area of expertise] and [Area of expertise]. Communicative and team-oriented with proficiency in [Software]. Proven history of fostering [Action] to meet team, individual and management objectives.

    Special Education Teacher Resume Phrases To Use

    • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to diverse range of developmentally challenged students.
    • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
    • Instructed students in [Number] academic areas and [Number] reading groups.
    • Established and communicated clear objectives for lessons, units and projects to students and parents.
    • Supervised field trips to local parks, fire stations and zoos to develop social skills and community awareness.
    • Developed individual educational plans designed to promote educational, physical and social development.
    • Implemented specialized tests to evaluate literacy performance.
    • Developed interesting and interactive learning methods tailored to help students with individual needs.
    • Worked with students with specialized needs to accomplish tasks and build practical skills.
    • Transitioned students across grade levels through careful planning and preparation.