Educator versed in behavior management, data-based decision making, facilitating IEP meetings, and leadership. Dedicated to serving students with exceptional needs. Strong interpersonal skills, focused on growth, motivated by new challenges.
Provided supervision and training to autism classroom teachers at schools throughout the district. Consulted with teachers and administrators on supporting students with challenging behaviors. Attended IEP meetings when parents or teachers had significant concerns. Obtained valuable perspective through observing classrooms across many schools.
Taught self-contained classroom designed to address needs of students on autism spectrum. Co-taught with general education teachers to promote inclusion of students. Served as special education team leader. Received Dorothy R. Moog Special Education Teacher of the Year award for 2013-2014. Received Pettus Award of Excellence for Gateway Middle School in 2008-2009.
Supported several students with autism. Provided 1-1 instruction under direction of special education teachers.
Dissertation proposal defense scheduled for July 2015.
Spring of 2016 is anticipated graduation date.
Emphasis in Autism and Behavioral Studies.
Simultaneously took coursework to obtain certification as behavior analyst through Behavior Analyst Certification Board.
Took additional coursework to receive autism specialist certification.
Received Outstanding Graduate award for Special Education in 2011.
Participated in Cohort XI of the Career Transition Certification Program.
Received Outstanding Graduate award for Career Transition Certification Program in 2010.
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