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CHARLES FITZGERALD GIBSON
Summary
Passionate, energetic and dedicated assistant principal [with five years experience as an assistant principal and over 16 years experience as a an teacher—general and special education] who believes every child has the potential, intelligence and know-how to be successful; having a track record for being firm—but fair; known for establishing positive relationships with students, teachers and parents; and possessing excellent communication and computer skills which are critical to being an effective leader and educator.
Highlights
  • Competent in Smartboard technology
  • Fast learner
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Office 365 proficient
  • Curriculum development  
  • Learning assessments
  • IEPs knowledge
  • Differentiated instruction specialist
  • Standardized testing techniques
  • Critical thinker
Experience
AEA Aug 2015 to Current
Chrysler Elementary Detroit, MI
  • Applied the positive reinforcement method to redirect negative behaviors.
  • Observed students to supply teachers with feedback regarding potential learning blocks and opportunities for support.
  • Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout the day to keep them engaged.
  • Chaired the school improvement team and wrote Chrysler Elementary's school improvement plan for the 2016-2017 school year
  • Established and maintained positive relationships with staff, parents, and students
  • Ordered supplies and supplemental programs for teachers at the school to improve student achievement and the social growth of the entire student population 
Academic Engagement Administrator Oct 2014 to Current
Detroit Public Schools Thirkell Elementary Detroit, Michigan
  • Delivered training on PBS (Positive Behavior Support) modules to fellow staff members to ensure smooth adoption of the new program.
  • Received $2,000 David Adamany Alternative Pathways scholarship from Wayne State University in 2010 Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order during bus (morning/afternoon), breakfast, and hallway duty Established positive relationships with teachers, parents and students, helping to maintain the current standards of the school's PLC (Professional Learning Community) Established a mentoring program for young men (grades 4 thru 7) at the school that teaches them the importance of academic excellence, being a positive role model, and how to set goals and construct a plan on how to achieve them, while actively implementing them in their daily routines.
Special Education Lead Teacher Aug 2010 to Oct 2014
Cognitive Impairment
LD/CI Special Needs Teacher/Special Education Lead Teacher Aug 2009 to Aug 2010
Detroit Public Schools Detroit
  • Combined classroom management plan with effective measures and various lesson plans to increase concentration, participation, and progress student accountability.
  • Developed and implemented interesting and interactive learning mediums to increase student understanding of course materials.
  • Used variety of teaching techniques to encourage student critical thinking and discussion in all core subject areas--math, reading, language arts, science and social studies.
  • Modified the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Provided behavior support for special and general education students--per request of the principal Supervised students during lunchtime to ensure they adhered to lunchroom procedures and behaved appropriately Taught summer school and provided behavior support for teacher, when needed Supervised the implementation of special education services in the building as lead special education teacher Helped supervise the day-to-day operations of the building when the principal and/or assistant principal was unavailable.
CI Special Needs Teacher Aug 2006 to Jun 2009
Middle School Erma L. Henderson Upper, Detroit Public Schools Detroit
  • Modified the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Developed and implemented the use of different types of graphic organizers to increase student understanding of course materials.
  • Combined classroom management plan with effective measures and various lesson plans to increase concentration, participation, and progress student accountability.
  • Academic games coach Provided positive behavior support to special and general education teachers in the building Supervised students [grades 6-8] during lunchtime, as well as MEAP testing to ensure they followed lunchroom procedures and behaved appropriately Supervised dismissal to ensure students left the campus quickly and safely as possible Helped supervise and taught at Henderson Middle School's summer enrichment program at Carver K-8.
Jan 2006 to Jan 2008
Bates Academy, Detroit Public Schools Detroit
  • Employed differentiated instruction and positive behavior support techniques to encourage student learning and build community within the classroom.
  • Combined discipline plan with effective measures and various lesson plans to increase concentration, participation, and progress student accountability.
  • Earned positive verbal/written feedback from parents regarding classroom instruction and student learning success.
  • Supervised the day-to-day operations of special education services in the building as lead special education teacher in the building Kept all special education teachers and administrators abreast of important events and information pertaining to special education Supervised students [grades 6-8] during lunchtime to ensure they adhered to lunchroom procedures and behaved appropriately along with the assistant principal Helped supervise the day-to-day operations in the building when the principal and/or assistant principal was unavailable Provided behavior support to elementary/middle school students--per request of principal and assistant principal Supervised the building on several occasions when the principal and assistant principal were out of the building Helped supervise and taught in the extended day enrichment program, in math and language arts, for seventh/eighth graders.
Seventh Grade Social Studies Teacher Sep 2005 to Jun 2006
YMCA Service Learning Academy Detroit
  • Developed interesting course plans to meet academic, intellectual and social needs of students.
  • Developed and implemented interesting and interactive learning activities and projects to increase student understanding of course materials.
  • Earned positive verbal/written feedback from parents regarding classroom instruction and student learning success.
Fourth/Fifth Grade Teacher Aug 2004 to Jun 2005
  • Cadillac Elementary/Middle School, Detroit Public Schools Detroit, M I.
  • Employed differentiated instruction techniques to encourage student learning and build community within the classroom.
  • Combined effective classroom management plan with effective lesson planning and engaging activities led to increase student achievement, participation and responsibility.
  • Earned positive verbal/written feedback from parents regarding classroom instruction and student learning success.
  • Provided behavior support to elementary/middle school students--per request of principal.
Education
Certification--Exp. 2021, Educational Administration Wayne State University Detroit, M I, U.S.A Educational Administration
Educational Specialist--Ed. S, Cognitive Impairment Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A Cognitive Impairment
Bachelors' of Arts, Psychology Oakland University Rochester, M I, U.S.A Psychology 2004 Early Childhood Certification, PRE K-K (ZA): Early Childhood Education
MA, Elementary Education Wayne State University Detroit, M I Elementary Education
Wayne Sate University Detroit, M I
Interests
Michigan Youth and Government Debate and Political Compromise Coach--2012-present National Junior Honor Society Lead Adviser--2014 Michigan First Credit Union Bates Academy Branch Co-Director-- 2011-present Vice-President of JRAB Inc. (2007-present)--a parent/student training organization One of the Founding Member of M.E.N (Men Eliminating Negativity) from 2000-2002 Member of Good Fight of Faith Church JRAB Educational Support Services--provided tutoring services for students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade who were deficient in Math, Reading, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies at Crary Elementary (2008) Academic Games Coach, Erma Henderson Middle School 2006-2007 Assistant Basketball Coach, YMCA Service Learning Academy 2000-2002 Assistant Basketball Coach, Cooper Elementary 1998-1999
Additional Information
  • COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Michigan Youth and Government Debate and Political Compromise Coach--2012-present National Junior Honor Society Lead Adviser--2014 Michigan First Credit Union Bates Academy Branch Co-Director-- 2011-present Vice-President of JRAB Inc. (2007-present)--a parent/student training organization One of the Founding Member of M.E.N (Men Eliminating Negativity) from 2000-2002 Member of Good Fight of Faith Church JRAB Educational Support Services--provided tutoring services for students in grades kindergarten through fifth grade who were deficient in Math, Reading, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies at Crary Elementary (2008) Academic Games Coach, Erma Henderson Middle School 2006-2007 Assistant Basketball Coach, YMCA Service Learning Academy 2000-2002 Assistant Basketball Coach, Cooper Elementary 1998-1999
Skills
  • Academic, arts, coach, critical thinking, graphic, instruction, lesson planning, lesson plans, lesson plans, materials, math, mentoring, PLC, progress, reading, teacher, teaching, written
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Saleha Abbasi
Professional Summary
  • Highly ambitious and motivated individual looking for any position that involves working with children/child protection, counselling or mental health.
  • Community Service Specialist successful at offering community support services to children & youth with developmental and intellectual skills.
Skills
  • Advance Administrative skills- Microsoft Office
  • Advance Cross Cultural exposure-
  • community work specialist ( children)
  • dedicated and dependable  
  • team oriented
  • customer service agent
  • Advance Language skills- English, Urdu and Hindi
  • Advance Writing skills- Formal writing, Email etiquette
  • Communication skills
  • Empathetic listener 
  • persuasive speaker
Work History
Cafeteria Manager 02/2013 to 02/2015
Lil Cilantro Cherrybrook Cherrybrook, NSW

Responsibilities: 


  • Taking/serving the orders 
  • Cash handling
  • Placing orders with suppliers for beverages and coffee
  • Maintaining cleanliness and order of the dinning area
  • Great rapport building with all customers
  • Ideas for team activities to maintain healthy relationships among the team members.
Manager Student Affairs Department 06/2011 to 01/2013
American University in the Emirates Dubai

Responsibilities: 


  • Provide assistance to new students in finding accomodation, getting information about the campus or Dubai city 
  • Organize student events Manage Financial Assistance program for the students under hardship 
  • Deal with student complaints and grievances 
  • Represent Department of Student Affairs at University meetings, marketing events and at student orientation events for new students 
  • Develop/upgrade department policy documents and student handbook 
  • Liaised with many large store chains for getting student discounts 
  • Initiated a 'Go Green' Program all over the university bringing awareness of recycling and providing many recycling collection stations around the university 
  • Guided many deserving students to gain financial assistance to be able to continue their studies.
Special Needs Teacher 01/2007 to 07/2009
Fantasyland preschool and Nursery Dubai
  • Develop and implement lesson plans (education and skills) for Year 1 students with high-functioning autism, speech impairment and ADHD 
  • Differentiate activities and goals to meet each student's individual needs and abilities 
  • Managing group and individual activities of Year 1 children
  • Engage in regular dialogue with parents, administrators, and various service providers to ensure student success inside and outside the classroom .
Volunteer 08/2006 to 12/2006
Ansar Burney Trust International Karachi, Sindh

Responsibilities: 


  • Receive new clients, complete intake paperwork, make referrals, create proper client files and orient new clients to about the shelter practices 
  • Help clients resolve any issues as they may arise and talk to them to help vent out their worries and discuss stresses 
  • Perform general administrative functions such as noting within the communication log, answering the phone and responding to in-person inquiries in a professional manner 
  • Verifying clients' homelessness.
Class Teacher Year 3 01/2005 to 07/2006
Horizon Private School Pakistan Rawalpindi, Punjab

Responsibilities:


• Preparing monthly lesson plans according to curriculum guidelines
• Teaching a full range of subject areas
• Developing children's interests and abilities through creative arts and active sports to name a few
• Maintaining discipline in the classroom
• Supervising students throughout the day, both in the classroom and outside during breaks
• Attending staff meetings
• Assessing and evaluating students' educational progress and abilities
• Discussing students' progress with parents and guardians

Behavioral Sciences student Internship 09/2004 to 12/2004
Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory

Responsibilities: 


  • Diagnosis of outpatients and psychiatric patients on the basis of the observing interviews conducted by the doctors and patient files
  •  Suggesting treatment plans for patients in the case review meetings 
  • Observing affects of different treatment/medication plans on patients 
  • Case presentations on patients under observation explaining the case histories, future plans, possible outcomes and alternate plans.
Education
Diploma of Counselling Sydney: Children Services Sydney 2015 Open Colleges -

Children Services Sydney

Cert III: Children Services 2013 TAFE -
Masters: Behavioural Sciences Pakistan 2005 Fatima Jinnah University -

Behavioural Sciences Pakistan

Bachelor of Arts: Psychology 2002 Cantonment Board College - Psychology
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