I have been an educator for more than 20 years, working with students and families from Early Intervention through High School. In working with the varies families, I have worked with families of varies economic backgrounds, race, creed and religion. In addition, to working with a variety of families, I have worked with many educators to help support and provide appropriate educational instruction and implement engaging strategies with versatility to meet academic success.
Excellent classroom management
Motivating educators and students
School Leadership Team
School Base Support Team
School Improvement Committee
School Discipline Committee Teach
Analytical problem solving
School Web Designer
FIRST Evaluation Program
Certifications Supervision and Administration in two States- NY and Maryland
Special Education from Kindergarten to Adult in two States- NY and Maryland.
Member of the Middle State Accreditation process as an evaluator in Washington DC. to provide the district with leadership on implementation of effective instructional practices for students receiving Special Education services as well as collaborate with other department administrators and supervisors on implementing a multi-tiered system of supports according to the regulations of MSA
Assistant Principal Intern, 08/2014 to 06/2016Forestville High School
Maintained detailed administrative and procedural processes to improve accuracy and efficiency.
Demonstrate proper teaching methods and procedures.
Participate in recruiting, screening, orientation of non-instructional and instructional staff.
Assists in the development and management of budgets and grants for areas of responsibility.
Assist and participate in staff development.
Assist with student discipline.
Assist with substitute assignments.
Maintain effective communication with parents, parent advocates, and community resources.
Assist with the supervision of student activities beyond the school day.
Assist Principal in the administration of school operating plan.
Assist with informal classroom observations of instruction.
Assist in the development of enrichment programs.
Special Education Chair, 08/2010 to 06/2016Forestville H.S
Demonstrates expertise and keeps current in areas of specialized instruction and special education regulatory law.
Serves as a resource to principals and teachers for problem-solving and planning programs to improve instruction and to assure full implementation of Special Education regulations.
Understands and provides guidance regarding the interpretation and implementation of federal and state legislation and guidelines governing special education and the IEP process.
Supervise large Special Education group of teachers and Paraprofessionals.
Conduct professional development workshops for local and county staff.
Coordinates the availability of literacy testing and intervention instruction for students with disabilities to inform parents, orient teachers and ensure IEP coordination.
Teach PARCC accommodations.
Provide instructional leadership for the alignment of curriculum, instruction and assessments.
Fosters collaboration between general and Special Education programs and other staff, between the community and schools, and between schools and parents.
Monitor discipline reports and facilitate manifestation meetings accordingly Collaborating with diverse families and community member in order to develop relationships.
Collaborate with the CRI team to ensure the curriculum is modified for delivery.
Monitor annual and reevaluation Individual Educational Plan for compliance.
Administer and interpret educational assessments.
Conduct education observations.
Assist conducting School Action Plans.
Facilitate Individual Education Plan Meetings.
Coordinate High School Administration Assessments.
Coordinate College Preparatory Assessments.
Coordinate Medicaid funding and allocations.
Develop Master Schedule.
Monitor Limited Access Folder.
Special Education Chair, 10/2004 to 06/2010Port Towns Elementary
Assist in training of new County personnel to administer academic assessments and compose reports.
Supervise small Special Education and Paraprofessionals team.
Supervise Administrative Intern Pre-6.
Organized Crisis Intervention program for parents and students.
Facilitated the completion of assessments, student achievements data and reports.
Participate in collaborative planning.
Liaison to Special Education Regional Department.
Special Education teacher, 09/2002 to 10/2004Abraham Hewitt Elementary
Taught multi-grade and curriculum to special education students.
Planned lessons to align with New York City and State syllabus.
Assessed students by using a variety of methodologies, such as Princeton Review and ECLAS.
Collaborated with specialists and resource teachers to develop educational goals.
Collaborate with general and special education with implementing educational strategies.
Early Intervention Specialist, 09/2000 to 08/2002New York State Institute for Special Education
Provide instruction to students at appropriate instructional levels based on the approved curricular objectives.
Supervised Para professionals and Special Education School student for community service.
Implemented cooperative learning strategies through instructional play and the use of literature.
Evaluate students and complete individual assessment reports.
Prepare lessons for a High Scope based curriculum.
Participated in Breakthrough Literature program.
General Education teacher, 09/1999 to 08/2000PS 277
Provide grade level ELA, level math, social studies, and science instruction to 3rd grade students.
Develop lessons plans to provide a differential instruct Conduct center activities for assigned lessons Collaborate with reading specialist and other related services Monitor and evaluate progress Maintain communication with parents and students Encourage students to learn and embrace personal academic style.
Caseworker, 09/1998 to 08/1999La Casita
Worked with mothers in substance abuse recovery and their children Conduct daily counseling services with mothers Support employment exploration Follow up on clients daily meetings Advocate for a child centered approach to school, medical needs and housing transitioning Develop transition plans for future housing Foster opportunities for effective family and community participation Conduct personal development trainings that address financial independence.
Early Intervention Specialist, 05/1988 to 06/1996Center for Comprehensive Health Practice
Made daily home visits Conducted evaluations for infants to the age of 4
Conducted evaluations as requested by social services
Conducted evaluations as requested by hospitals
Conducted evaluations as requested by parents
Educating mothers on appropriate developmental milestones
Engage in activities to develop cognitive, social and physical development
Conduct parenting classes
Develop developmental milestone protocols
Develop daily reports
Collect data and reports on each child additional
Assist the principal in developing and conducting ongoing programs and activities of information, communication, and public relations which focus on improvement of student achievement.
Utilize a variety of data to assist in the development of a school improvement plan and strategies that will enhance the academic success of all students.
Provides leadership for long and short range program planning for department-wide initiatives.
Attend administration conferences Support recruitment staff.
Education and Training
Master's Degree:Administration and Supervision,2004Touro CollegeAdministration and Supervision
Bachelor's Degree:Psychology, Education and Sociology,1997Hunter CollegePsychology, Education and Sociology
Associates Degree:1987LaGuardia Community CollegeMental Health
Administration and Supervision license in New York State and MD
Special Education K-Adult license in New York State and MD
Member of PTSA since 2006
American Association of School Administrators (AASA) National Association of Special Education (Naset) NEA My Child Without Limits Association, PTSA
Administrative Management, Problem Solving, Classroom Discipline and Instruction, Creative Lesson Planning, Conduct Staff Development and Conferences, Time Management, Crisis Intervention, Assessment and Protocol Interpretation, Program Planning, Public Relations, Academic Support, Work in Multicultural Populations, Public Relations, Recruiting and Interviewing New Educators, knowledge of Microsoft