Certified Special Education Teacher resume example with 19+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Versatile Special and general eduaction Teacher with a focus on individual student needs across academia and emotional development. Empathetic and accommodating in the design and implementation of hands-on lessons, which cater to diverse learning abilities. Proficient in employing constant communication, patience, and positive reinforcement in team efforts to deliver exceptional educational tools, fostering academic achievement.


Certified Generalist grades 4-8 Tx

Special Education endorsement grades K-12 TX

  • Special education
  • Understanding of special education
  • Certified generalist 4-8 teacher
  • SMART Board aptitude
  • Creative learning strategies
  • Student-centered learning
  • Age-appropriate lesson planning
  • Positive reinforcement
  • Test proctoring
  • Critical Thinking
  • Varied lesson plans
  • Elementary education
  • Classroom discipline
  • Student motivation
  • Strong written and verbal communicator
  • Positive attitude
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Positive and encouraging
  • Teaching/tutoring
  • Lesson planning
University of Texas Permian Basin Odessa, TX, Expected in 05/2004 Bachelor of Arts : History/English/Teaching - GPA :
Odessa College Odessa, TX Expected in : General Studies - GPA :
Work History
Amikids - Certified Special Education Teacher
Tallahassee, FL, 11/2013 - Current
  • Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule.
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to diverse range of developmentally challenged students.
  • Instructed students in all academic areas and small reading groups.
  • Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Worked with students with moderate to severe autism to increase life skills.
  • Attended monthly staff training sessions.
  • Worked in self-contained and resource environments to teach students variety of skills.
  • Provided life skills programming for students with moderate to severe autism.
  • Established safe play environment for students.
  • Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout day.
  • Collaborated with students with multiple degrees of special needs to accomplish various tasks.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Developed and managed instructional materials and reports.
  • Worked with students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
Archdiocese Of San Antonio - Certified General Education Teacher
New Braunfels, TX, 08/2010 - 08/2012
  • Collected, analyzed and tracked data on student progress using Eduphoria to update and enhance learning plans.
  • Supported student teachers by mentoring on classroom management, lesson planning and activity organization.
  • Observed and evaluated students' performance, behavior, social development and physical health.
  • Communicated frequently with parents, students and faculty to provide feedback and discuss instructional strategies.
  • Collaborated with other faculty members to review data and develop instructional strategies to address student learning objectives.
  • Administered assessments to determine each student's specific educational and social needs.
  • Boosted student grasp of materials with weekly tutoring sessions.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Enhanced student learning by optimizing wide range of instructional approaches and innovative classroom activities.
  • Completed and filed all necessary paperwork for classroom activities, including meal count sheets and attendance logs.
  • Encouraged interactive learning by incorporating educational software and online assignments.
  • Incorporated multiple types of teaching strategies into classroom including Kagan and Stetson.
  • Cooperated with parents to support students' learning and healthy development in school and at home.
  • Encouraged creative thinking and motivated students by addressing individual strengths and weaknesses based on standardized testing results.
  • Assisted with organization and administration of standardized testing by being a test administrator.
  • Met with administrators and department team members to work on curriculum planning and assessment methods.
  • Graded and evaluated student assignments, papers and course work.
  • Met with parents to resolve conflicting educational priorities and issues.
Odessa YMCA - Child Care Provider
City, STATE, 05/1998 - 07/2008
  • Developed lessons and activities to promote children's physical and emotional development.
  • Maintained group discipline through positive reinforcement, behavior modeling and collaboration with parents.
  • Monitored entrances and exits to maintain safety and organized environments.
  • Instructed children in crafts and other activities to promote gross and fine motor skills, including creating paintings, drawings, paper crafts and decorations.
  • Observed children to proactively identify issues with emotional or physical development and worked with parents and supervisors to address concerns.
  • Maintained effective schedule balance between rest periods, active play and instruction.
  • Sanitized dishes, tabletops, toys and frequently touched surfaces to prevent spreading of germs.
  • Kept notes of behavior issues, food served and medications administered to children.
  • Created safe and engaging learning environment for groups of diverse children with various learning styles.
  • Cared for children ages 0 to 12 in nurturing and age-appropriate way.
  • Enforced rules and managed behavior through developmentally appropriate discipline.
  • Used positive reinforcement techniques to promote patience and other good behaviors in children.
  • Handled daily administrative tasks efficiently to minimize time away from children, including updating attendance and requesting new supplies.
  • Selected appropriate stories based on ages of children and teachable moments, read to groups and promoted discussions based on content.
  • Managed safety and security of all children under care.
  • Applied positive behavior management techniques to enhance social interactions and emotional development.

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School Attended

  • University of Texas Permian Basin
  • Odessa College

Job Titles Held:

  • Certified Special Education Teacher
  • Certified General Education Teacher
  • Child Care Provider


  • Bachelor of Arts

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