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Special Education Teacher strongly focused on developing plans that meet the auditory, visual, tactile and kinesthetic needs of all students.
  • Fast learner
  • Professional
  • Understand the legalities of following IEP's.
  • Team Player
  • Understanding of what is required in IEP's.
  • Good personal skills
  • 26 years experience teaching special education.
01/2014 to Current
Special Education Teacher - Resource Craven County Schools Havelock, NC  I am currently the lead EC teacher at Roger Bell Elementary School in Craven County, NC. Currently I have a caseload of 28 students from kindergarten to 5th grade.  I do remediation in the resource room for math, reading, writing and behavior as well as do inclusion in the general education classroom.  I develop all IEP's for my students as well as re-evaluations and initial IEP's.  For the past year I have mentored a new to our state special education teacher, teaching her how to use cecas.
08/2012 to 01/2014
Special Education Teacher - Resource Carteret County Schools Beaufort, NC I taught special education at the high school level. I taught in the OCC PREP program as well as curriculum assistance classes.
08/2011 to 08/2012
Special Educator Onslow County Schools Jacksonville, NC Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
08/2010 to 08/2011
Special Education Teacher - Resource Person County Schools Roxboro, NC Developed individual educational plans (IEP) designed to promote educational, physical and social development.  I was the 6th grade special education teacher and did both resource and inclusion.
08/2007 to 08/2010
Special Education Teacher Remington House Fort Collins, CO Remington House was a residential facility for at risk youth and I taught Language Arts, Math, History and Science to students 6-12. Not all students were special education but for the ones that were I wrote IEP's and conducted meetings.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts: History Mary Baldwin College Staunton, Va, USA
Master of Arts: Special Education Troy State University Troy, Al., USA
Activities and Honors
In 2016 I was honored to be given The Trailblazer of Excellence Award for leadership efforts in implementing innovative and student-centered practices by Craven County Schools
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Professional Summary
Work History
Resource Teacher/BES 08/2016 to Current
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.
  • Help chair IEP meetings.
Instructional Leader, Test Coordinator, and Teacher 08/2015 to 06/2016
Baltimore City Public Schools
  • Maryland Academy of Technology and Health Science Provide Professional Development, Mentoring, and work with a small group of students with disabilities.
  • I conduct, plan, implement, coordinate professional development for our staff members.
  • I train teachers and oversee the standardized test.
  • Reason for leaving: Lateral Move Supervisor: Charles Spain Experience Type: Public School, Full-time It is OK to contact this employer.
Resource Teacher 08/2013 to 06/2015
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.
  • Help chair IEP meetings.
  • Conducted and chaired Character Education Programs and the Black Saga Competition.
  • Reason for leaving: Lateral Move Supervisor: Lois Stokes Experience Type: Public School, Full-time It is OK to contact this employer.
Behavioral Interventionist 03/2013 to 06/2013
Baltimore County Public Schools
Reason Resource Teacher 03/2013 to 06/2013
Randallstown Elementary School Randallstown Elementary
  • I provided strategies to our classroom teachers who were having difficulty with classroom management and challenging students.
  • Supervisor: Lois Stokes Experience Type: Public School, Full-time It is OK to contact this employer.
Special Education Teacher 08/2012 to 03/2013
District of Columbia Schools Evarts Street
  • I worked at Langdon Elementary/Middle School as a Special Education Teacher August 20, 2012.
  • I provided services for students with disabilities in math, reading, and written expression.
  • I serviced PS-2 currently and 8th graders for math starting January 2013.
  • I chaired all IEP meetings for Langdon Elementary/Middle school.
  • Reason for leaving: Lateral Move Supervisor: Shannon Foster () Experience Type: Public School, Full-time It is OK to contact this employer.
Special Education Coordinator 02/2010 to 08/2012
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.
  • Facilitated and attends meetings related to student performance, evaluation, and programs.
  • Monitored the completion of student assessments, evaluations, IEP developments and renewals in accordance with federal, state, and district guidelines and regulations.
  • Monitored students' records for accuracy and compliance as part of Easy IEP usage.
  • Reviews HOA/SA-ordered requirements, determines assessment needs, and ensures compliance by deadline and standards.
  • Coordinated the administrative and clerical work of the Office of Special Education at the local schools.
  • Worked with contacts with similar knowledge of/expertise in special educations law and procedure, with the goal of influencing, motivating and providing guidance to teachers and students, individually or in groups.
  • Assisted all teachers in the development of Behavior Intervention Plans and Functional Behavior Assessments.
  • Assisted all teachers with providing effective student intervention based IEP team recommendations.
  • Assisted all teachers in parent outreach, progress reporting and meeting scheduling.
  • Provided staff development on updated special education service strategies and systems.
  • Provided assessment reports to supervisors.
  • Assisted school staff with the development and implementation of school accuracy management systems and/or internal audit systems.
  • Established procedures for team meetings and SEDS/EasyIEP data collection.
  • Monitored data collection for SEDS/Easy IEP and medical assistance.
  • Managed data stewardship across systems including Blackman-Jones, QuickBase and EasyIEP, in accordance with Section F of the 2006 Blackman-Jones Consent Decree.
  • Knowledge of due process hearings and procedures for compliance.
  • Performed all other duties as assigned.
  • Reason for leaving: Lateral Move Supervisor: Donna Pressley () Experience Type: Public School, Full-time It is OK to contact this employer.
Special Education Teacher 08/2007 to 02/2010
District of Columbia Public Schools Shaw Middle School Washington DC
  • I was Teacher of the Year for 2008-2009 School year.
  • Provided Special Education Services for students with disabilities in Math and Reading.
  • Demonstrated lessons/classroom management for new/veteran's teachers.
  • Assisted our coordinator with meetings.
  • I was acting Special Education Coordinator for four weeks August -September 2009.
  • Taught math for the after-school program.
  • I performed demonstration lessons for Principals and Administrators.
  • In 2007-2008, worked at Shaw JHS and Francis JHS - Provided education services to students with disabilities in grades 6, 7, and 8th.
  • Pre-Algebra, Math, and Reading).
  • Participates in meetings related to student performance, evaluation, and programs; Administered Educational Assessments (Woodcock Johnson and Kaufman) to determine student's performance.
  • Created reports in Microsoft Word and database to maintain progress of students.
  • Reason for leaving: The reason I left was for a promotion.
  • Supervisor: Benjamin Young () Experience Type: Public School, Full-time It is OK to contact this employer.
Special Educator 10/2005 to 08/2007
The Baltimore Academy
  • provided education services to students from 6-12th grade.
  • Participated in IEP meetings.
  • Taught Students Middle/High School Diversified Occupation for future employment, Art, and Reading.
  • Developed reports to maintain student's progress.
  • CPR certified.
  • Reason for leaving: The reason for leaving for a lateral move.
  • Supervisor: Mr.
  • Ball Experience Type: Independent School, Full-time It is OK to contact this employer.
Special Education Teacher 08/2004 to 07/2005
Howard County Public Schools Manor Woods Elementary
  • Provided education services to students with disabilities K-5.
  • Participated and chaired IEP Meetings, serviced students using the inclusion model.
  • and participated in Kid talk meetings.
  • Developed reports in MS Word to maintained student's progress.
  • Created assignments for students using our board maker and MS Word Spreadsheets and database.
  • Reason for leaving: My certification was not updated with new praxis scores whereas I didn't have a certification at the end of the school year.
  • Supervisor: Mr.
  • Weisman (n/a) Experience Type: Public School, Full-time It is OK to contact this employer.
Resource Teacher/Special Educator 08/1997 to 06/2004
Baltimore City Public Schools Fort Worthington Elementary School Baltimore, MD
  • Provided education services to students with disabilities in grades 2-5.
  • Participated and assisted in Child Study Team meetings, Administered Educational Assessments to determine student's performance.
  • Entered information for the IEP in our SETS system.
  • Created reports in MS Word and database to maintain progress of students.
  • Trained in summer 2003 to conduct Child Study Team Meetings for Students with Disabilities.
  • Chaired the Student Support meetings.
  • Conducted workshops on providing services to our diverse population.
Special Educator Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
  • Educated students in grades 2-5.
  • Taught students how to properly use our Interned system and write various assignments on the computer system.
  • Installed educational software on our computers.
  • Participated in Child Study Team Meetings and administered educational assessments to determine students' performance.
  • Developed and maintained students' progress using MS Word and database.
  • Reason for leaving: The reason I left was for a lateral move.
  • Supervisor: n/a () Experience Type: Public School, Full-time It is OK to contact this employer.
Staff Sergeant United States Air Force
Special Education Coordinator 10/1985 to 08/1991
Dover/MD Guard
  • Performed Administrative duties.
  • Developed reports and modified jobs using database.
  • Administrative included general unit administrative coordination tasks, such as military housing, and the mortuary.
  • Received Honorable discharge in 1993.
  • Reason for leaving: I left to pursue a teaching career.
  • Supervisor: (n/a) Experience Type: Military, Part-time It is OK to contact this employer Teacher of the Year at Shaw Middle School June 2009.
Special Education Teacher Current
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority - Community Service
  • I currently working with 6, 7, and 8th grade students in Special Education.
  • I teach Math and Life Skills.
Master's: Adult Education/Administration Coppin State University - Baltimore, Maryland Adult Education/Administration
Master of Education: Special Education May 2001 Coppin State College - Baltimore, Maryland Special Education 3.588
Bachelor of Science: Information Systems Management December 1992 University of Maryland Baltimore County - Catonsville, Maryland Information Systems Management
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September 2013
AMACARE LLC Waitsfield, VT Owner, Director of Care

Amacare is a home heath care company designed to enhance the quality of life for others, keeping clients surrounded by services so they maintain a high quality of life under care they trust. We specialize in developing care plans to conform with the times, needs and desires of schedules, and welcome family meetings of the minds.

Care Services: Companionship, Personal Care, Meal Planning and Preparation, Assistance with Mobilization and Physical Therapy Requirements, Outings and Travel Assistance, and Respite Care.  

June 2013
Alaskan Commercial Fishing Bristol Bay , AK Gillnetter, F/V Kasota

Commercially fish Sockeye salmon each summer in Bristol Bay, AK

June 2013
Sugarbush Resort Waitsfield , VT Waitress

Cocktail service to fine dining, I provide mountainside patrons with consistent, efficient and personable service. With a light fare and main-course menu of specialty, free-range and localvore items, I serve to help customers identify a pallet perfect evening selection by having extensive knowledge in local inventory, cuisine and spirits.

January 2013
May 2013
Green Mountain Valley School Waitsfield , VT Special Educator, Part-time
  • Provided one on one support to students with high functioning disabilities
  • Tailored classroom lessons to meet the specific needs of the learner
  • Worked to increase reading rates and expand vocabulary
  • Defined a structural framework for literary works and writing
  • Furnished minds by lending scaffolding across all subject areas
March 2012
August 2012
Cornerstone School St. Johnsbury, VT Special Educator
  • Annually reviewed and updated IEPs for a 24 student caseload
  • Identified disability categories for incoming students without labels
  • Noticed and ran professional IEP meetings acting as a coordinator, facilitator, and note taker
  • Employed recently released VT core curriculum standards to IEP goals and objectives
  • Informally and formally identified and documented signs of regression in student learning for ESY services
  • Managed Medicaid billing for Cornerstone as well as sending schools within the North East Kingdom
  • Wrote grants for iPads, iPods, and SmartBoards in order to provide technology throughout the building
  • Collaborated with sending school representatives, parents, home-school coordinators, and LEAs to communicate information about services, programs, and the academic needs of each student
  • Created engaging lessons and activities for both pull-out and push-in SPED services
  • Proficient knowledge in the navigation of SpEdDoc.
March 2011
March 2012
Augmentative Learning and Movement Center ALMC Montpelier, VT Instructor
  • Worked to safely mainstream physically aggressive, Autism Spectrum children into the public school system
  • Maintained a flexible yet consistent daily schedule for students
  • Increased student familiarity with visual schedules and sensory stimulating environments
  • Garnered evidence for Functional Behavior Assessments
  • Used antecedent management to identify and predict challenging behaviors
  • Positively reinforced desired behavior within the classroom, ignored and redirected negative behavior
  • Upheld FERPA regulations to properly safeguard educational data.
March 2011
August 2011
Augmentative Learning and Movement Center ALMC Burlington, VT Instructor
  • Instructed children with Down Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders, ages 7-22
  • Educated students on a case by case basis according to short and long-term IEP benchmark goals, with specific academic focus on reading, writing, math, as well as, fine/gross motor, life, and daily living skill acquisition
  • Supervised student outings to facilitate positive societal interactions and social skill development
  • Anecdotally phase-lined data to attain and record daily information on student progress and achievement
  • Tracked task and behavior data in order to monitor student progress on a semi-annual and annual basis.
May, 2009
St. Lawrence University Canton, New York Bachelor of Arts: French, Education

GPA 3.2/4.0 

France Study Abroad: Fall 2007 

August, 2010
State University of New York Potsdam, New York Masters of Science: Special Education

GPA 3.8/4.0 

  • Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK): The National Leadership Honor Society. Serves to recognize and encourage superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary character, Aug 2010 - Aug 2011

  • Augsbury/North Country Scholarship: Serves to recognize academic and co-curricular leadership, Aug 2005 - May 2009

  • St. Lawrence University Nordic Ski Team Canton, New York, Aug 2005-May 2008 ·
  • Junior Olympic (JO) Mid-Atlantic Nordic ski team member, Winters 2003-2007·
  • ·NCAA Nordic Skiing Championships, Winter 2006, 2007
  • Eastern Intercollegiate Ski Association (EISA) Member

Language Skills 

• Fluent French

• Advanced Sign Language

• Basic Spanish

Technology/Assistive Technology in the Classroom 

• Proficient: Google Docs, Smartboard, ELMO, LCD projector

• Proficient: Text to speech, Screen readers, Screen Magnifiers, TDD/TTY

Other Skills: 

• Adult/Child FirstAid & CPR Certified • CPI Certified