Bilingual, urban, special education teacher focused on building each student's strength and confidence, as well as giving students firm guidelines, consistency, and dependability to foster their social and academic growth.
•Virginia, Special Education (Specific Learning Disability K-12), No. CP-0619675, June 30, 2017
•District of Columbia, Non-categorical Spec. Ed. /K-12 Grade level, Regular II, July 12, 2017
•District of Columbia, Early Childhood/PreK-3 Grade Level, Regular II, May 8, 2017
•District of Columbia, Licensed Professional Counselor, No. PRC480, December 31, 2016
•Maryland, Advanced Professional Certificate,
Generic Special Education 1-8/6-adult No. 4245, December 31, 2019
•Texas, Special Education, EC-12,
September 30, 2016
Worked with hundreds of special education students, grades K through 8th, for 16 years.
Developed and presented special education workshops for parents and teachers locally and nationally.
Develop educational courses, webinars, and video forums for online distribution for professional development.
Designed courses to include an abstract, clearly stated objectives and pertinent content organized to provide an extended learning, to address critical topics and areas of interest in special education, early learning, and teacher professional development.
Collect, review, and analyze data to determine student's academic needs.
Develop and implement students with special needs' Individualized Educational Program to include goals, accommodations, and percentage of skill mastery based on standardized and criterion-based assessment, parents' observations, teacher's reports, student self-evaluation, and other pertinent data.
Provide specialized instruction according to students' academic needs to facilitate access to grade level curriculum.
Develop strategies and interventions according to IEP goals and accommodations adhering to the state's Common Core Standards.
Create, provide, and maintain a learning environment through a variety of experience, media, technology, and opportunities to strengthen cognitive development in the academic areas of reading, writing, and math.
Assess and maintain records of students' progress and eventual mastery of targeted skills.
Acted as Local Educational Agency representative focusing on compliance and coordination of special education processes within the local educational agency and administered the school special education department.
Assisted teachers in the analysis and presentation of data to ensure strong development and implementation of the IEP.
Delivered high quality, job-embedded support through various approaches such as individual discussions, demonstration lessons with pre/post discussion and analysis, and professional development sessions.
Assisted teachers in implementing best practices in special education around observations and anecdotal notes, the set-up of classroom environments, IEP goal writing, accommodations, and differentiated instruction.
Modeled research-based instructional approaches and collaborates with various individuals of school staff to meet the needs of individual learners.
Coordinated, facilitated, and participated in IEP meetings.
Scheduled and coordinated program-related meetings, conferences, appointments, and logistics.
Built parent and community trust.
Maintained self-control under pressure.
Provided specialized instruction to middle school students in ainclusion setting
Developed student transition plan
Organized, develop and present parent workshops
Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
Supervised and trained 3-5 teaching assistants.
Monograph: Special Education Children with Disabilities and the United States Educational System, a Historical Review, 2013
Thursday's Child, Parenting The Disorganized-Inattentive Child, a six week parenting program for parents of children with ADHD, at H.H.Poole MS, Stafford VA, 2008
Asistencia tecnológica para estudiantes con impedimentos (Assistive Technology for Children with Disabilities), a workshop for visiting teachers from Puerto Rico, at District of Columbia Public Schools, 2012
Bullying: When Child Behavior Is No Developmental but Bullying, at Bruce Monroe ES, Parent Center, District of Columbia Public Schools, 2013
Collaboration to Promote Inclusion,
Section 504 and the IEP: What is the Difference?
International presentation at University of the Virgin Islands, U.S.
Virgin Islands, 2014
School to Prison Pipeline, at Fathers and Families Coalition Convention, Los Angeles, CA, 2014
Accommodations for Close Reading, at Houston ES, DCPS, Teachers collaborative meeting, 2015
National Association Special Education Teachers, NASET
American Psychological Association, APA
Native Spanish speaking
Workshop developer and presenter
Data collection, analysis and interpretation
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