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Julianna Safstrom

Special educator committed to quality instruction, family participation, and team collaboration.

Special Education & Title/LAP Teacher 08/2015 to 06/2019 Mount Baker School District Acme, WA
  • Split teaching role 2015-17: Title/LAP and Special Education teacher for K-2nd grade
  • Collaborated with general education teachers to place students into leveled groups
  • Matched student needs to appropriate reading and math curricula/lessons
  • Monitored progress with weekly and benchmark Dibels testing
  • Maintained a Title/LAP data tracking system for strategic and intensive readers, and used data to change instructional groupings
  • Participated in multi-disciplinary Kid Concern Team to match struggling students with interventions ( 2015-17)
  • 2017-19: Special Education teacher (Resource Room) for K-6th grade. I provided specialized small group instruction and in-class support time for a caseload of 23 to 31 students with IEPs
  • Included specially designed lessons that honored family values (e.g. Since Time Immemorial curriculum, legends by Native authors) since a majority of my intermediate students were Native American
  • Engaging direct instruction in phonological awareness, letter and sound recognition, decoding, fluency, and spelling (Curriculum: Corrective Reading, Edmark, and Early Interventions in Reading)
  • Incorporated manipulatives, technology, choral response, timed fact fluency, visual supports to increase student engagement during math
  • Created specially designed lessons and social stories (i.e. problem solving, self-control, peer interaction, requesting, positive self-talk)
  • Taught Skillstreaming, Zones of Regulation, and implemented a 'check-in, check-out' daily behavior routine for students on BIPs
  • Worked to generalize students' positive behavior into classrooms (weekly in-class support, constructive feedback, peer-modeling, consistent rewards/consequences)
  • Gathered input from classroom teachers, families when creating IEPs
  • Proactive approach to behavior (conducting FBAs, gathering progress data, and adjusting reinforcement to fit changing student needs)
  • Collaborated with teachers and paras to successfully reduce problem behavior and increase access to learning for approx. 10 students
  • Training in Right Response and Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
  • Experience deescalating students by teaching a calm-down routine while maintaining safety and student dignity
  • Initiated family communication about student progress, behavior, referral to counseling, connecting with Family Resource Coordinator
  • Maintained confidentiality and professionalism
Special Education Teacher - Developmental Kindergarten 09/2014 to 06/2015 Oak Harbor Elementary Oak Harbor, WA
  • Taught general education curriculum and specially designed instruction for 12 kindergarten students with IEPs
  • Created and implemented BIPs for 3 students
  • Created modifications and delivered academic and social/behavioral instruction to students with a range of different special needs including Autism, Developmental Delays, and EBD
  • Communicated consistently and professionally with families to keep them updated on student progress
Student Teacher In Developmental Preschool/ Practicum Intern In Extended Day 09/2013 to 06/2014 Greenwood Elementary School Seattle, WA
  • Created data collection system to measure student progress
  • Collaborated to create, implement, and measure effects of 1 successful behavior intervention plan
  • Delivered engaging group instruction with modifications to 12 students on IEPs
  • Adapted and implemented effective instructional programs for 2 students in Extended Day (ABA program for students with Autism) between September-March
ABA Home Therapist For 2 Clients 06/2013 to 08/2013 Supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Seattle, WA
  • Collected and shared data on client goals with BCBA and families
  • Implemented successful social/behavior, communication, and motor teaching programs
  • Collaborated with childcare and families to ensure ABA program relevance and promote generalization
Preschool Assistant Teacher 09/2012 to 06/2013 Experimental Education Unit (EEU) Seattle, WA
  • Created original modifications to support 8 students on IEPs to access curriculum
  • Supported skill acquisition and increased communication on individual alternative communication devices to promote social skill development (Vantage -1 student, PECs on iPad-1 student, PECS-3 students)
  • Assessed students using AEPS, Teaching Strategies Gold, and IEP goal activity matrices to monitor progress

Early Childhood Teacher 02/2007 to 08/2012 Northwest Center Northwest Center Child Development Program Seattle, WA
  • Promoted inclusion of preschoolers and toddlers with special needs
  • Coordinated with Special Educators, Related Service, Social Workers, and parents to facilitate positive child outcomes
  • Developed weekly lesson plans according to Creative Curriculum
Masters Degree: Early Childhood Special Education 2014 University of Washington Seattle , WA

Courses include: Functional Behavior Assessment, and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Instruction for Students with Autism, and Early Childhood Curriculum.

Bachelor of Arts Seattle Pacific University Seattle , WA

Team Leadership
  • 2014: Collaborated with two other students in my university cohort to present at the Infant and Early Childhood Conference. Presentation titled, "Can I Play Too? Simple Strategies for Effectively Including Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood Settings"
  • 2016: Led a school-wide training on how to administer the Dibels Oral Reading Fluency test for progress monitoring in collaboration with one colleague
  • 2017: Led a staff meeting in collaboration with an SLP titled "IEP 101" to increase general education teachers' knowledge of special education teachers and related service providers roles and student needs within our school community
  • 2018-2019: Led weekly team meetings for 2-3 Paraeducators that included training on a variety of topics including implementing behavior plans, teaching reading curriculum, student deescalation strategies, using social stories, and collecting data on IEP goals
  • 2019: Led two district-wide PLC meetings for an interdisciplinary group of 12-14 certificated staff on supporting students with IEPs in our school communities. Topics discussed included providing accommodations and behavior management

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Karina Kemmerer
Professional Summary

Dedicated and compassionate Marriage and Family Therapist with proficiency working with children and families. Skilled in developing and maintaining therapeutic relationships and helping patients progress toward client determined treatment goals.

  • Licensed MFT associate #60982762
  • Knowledge of military culture
  • Adept at treatment and discharge planning
  • Experience providing individual, group, and child therapy
  • Trained in indicators of child abuse
  • Adept at conflict resolution
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Active Listener
  • Exceptional problem solver
  • DSM-V Knowledge
  • Expertise in crisis intervention

Volunteered to work with special needs children in SPED programs.

Volunteered to assist students and teachers at local high school.

Work History
Child And Family Therapist Inter, 09/2017 to 05/2018
Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare Lakewood, WA
  • Utilized evidence based therapy practices to provide individual, family and group therapy to clients with a variety of presenting problems.
  • Met department productivity goals by completing progress notes, treatment plans, and other documents in a timely manner.
  • Collaborated with colleagues, referral sources, and other professionals to meet patient needs.
  • Provided weekly school based counseling.
  • Assessed youth utilizing assessment measures such as GAIN.
Home Child Care, 09/2016 to Current
Multiple Clients Orting, WA

  • Worked with parents to develop and implement discipline programs to promote positive behavior.
  • Established and maintained a safe play environment for the children.
  • Closely monitored children's play activities to verify safety.
  • Helped children complete homework assignments and school projects.
  • Encouraged children to be understanding of and patient with others.
Master of Arts: Counseling Psychology, 2018
Saint Martin's Univeristy - Lacey, WA
  • Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Coursework includes Marriage and Family Therapy, Treatment of Abuse, Treatment of Addiction, Child Therapy, Couples therapy, and Child Development
  • Experience with confidentiality, professional writing, and professionalism
  • Continued education seminars in couples therapy such as Gottman's Building Trust Love & Loyalty in Relationships and Gottman's Healing After the Affair
Bachelor of Science: Psychology, 2014
Eastern Oregon University - La Grande, OR
  • Minor in Anthropology and Sociology
  • Top 7.5% of class
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Psychology coursework includes Child Development, Principals of Behavior Assessment, Family Systems, Abnormal Psychology, and Neuropsychology
  • Sociology coursework provided culture awareness and sensitivity
  • Continued education in Early Child and Parental Education in order to gain extensive knowledge of child development and behavior
  • Experience in psychology research setting. Conducted a research experiment on the effects of stress on false memory formation as graduation requirement

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Shanice Thomas
Professional Summary
Highly trained professional with strong clinical abilities and a successful career in both residential and office facilities. Proactive and organized with passionate commitment to first-rate individual care.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts : Psychology, 2018 York College Queens, NY, United States Psychology
Professional Experience
Practice Office Associate
April 2017 to Current
Northwell Health Lynbrook, NY
  • Schedules and confirms patient appointments and arrival. Performs other various receptionist duties and maintains reception area.
  • Collects, verifies and records demographic, insurance and referral information.
  • Collects, records and receipts outstanding money.
  • Prepares patient charts.Maintains patient and correspondence transcription records.
  • Collects, sorts, files, locates and distributes needed information, materials, records and paperwork.
ABA Therapist
September 2018 to Current
Proud Moments Long Island City, NY
  • Complies with BCBA develoPS IEPs and makes informed recommendations for adjustments.
  • Complete documentation on student behaviors, interventions and results.
  • Evaluate individual student needs, including academic and social situations to address challenges and goals.
  • Provide individual students with personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
Assistant Behavior Intervention Specialist
December 2015 to July 2018
YAI New York, NY
  • Supporting individuals with dual diagnosis of mental illness and developmental disabilities.
  • Use computers for various applications, such as database management or word processing.
  • Conducting assessments, writing psych notes, developing and in servicing behavior plans and billable goals
  • Supporting individuals with dual diagnosis of mental illness and developmental disabilities in accordance to the individuals' rehabilitation plan of care.
  • Handling crisis intervention as necessary including but not limited to conflict resolution, one on one counseling
Residential Habilitation Counselor
December 2014 to December 2015
AHRC Inc New York, NY
  • Provided 1:1 services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in accordance to the individuals' rehabilitation plan/ plan of care.
  • Provided behavior intervention within the home, school, or community setting
  • Collected information about clients through interviews, observation, or tests.
  • Filled out and maintained client-related paperwork, including federal- and state- mandated forms, client diagnostic records, and progress notes.
Skill Highlights
  • Active Listening
  • Microsoft Office
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Time Management
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Clerical