Special Education Teacher equipped with the positive attitude and patience necessary to teach children with special needs. I am familiar with the challenges associated with teaching special needs children and am able to remain positive under times of stress or conflict.
Certified in General Curriculum
Trained in CPI
Wake County Public School SystemCross Categorical Kindergarten Teacher | Fuquay Varina Elementary School | September 2015 - June 2016
Followed the Kindergarten Common Core Curriculum in all academic areas while instructing special needs children; provided social skills instruction.
Differentiated lessons; developed and implemented strategies to meet student needs.
Developed IEPs and conducted meetings appropriately as needed.
Collaborated with related services, regular kindergarten teachers, special education teachers and communicated with parents.
Wake County Public School SystemCross Categorical Resource Teacher | Banks Road Elementary | March 2015 - September 2015
Instructed special education students K-5 in reading, writing, math and social skills following the Common Core curriculum as well as individual IEP goals.
Planned appropriate lesson plans and conducted assessments as needed.
Developed all components of an IEP and facilitated meetings as needed.
Wake County Public School SystemTeacher Assistant | Holly Springs Elementary/Banks Road Elementary | October 2007 - March 2015
Worked one-on-one with a special needs student in Kindergarten.
Facilitated small group work stations.
Prepared needed classroom materials.
Performed assigned duties throughout the school.
Acted as a substitute teacher when needed.
Wake County Public School SystemCross Categorical Resource Teacher | East Garner Elementary | August 2016 - Current
Instructed students with learning disabilities in reading, writing, math and social skills.
Planned and implemented differentiated instruction.
Developed IEP goals to meet the needs of each student in all areas.
Completed all components of an IEP and conducted IEP meetings accordingly.
Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
Attended monthly staff training sessions.
NC Teaching CertificateSpecial Education, MR, K-12University of NC at WilmingtonWilmington, NC | 1993
Bachelor of ArtsSociologyUniversity of NC at WilmingtonWilmington, NC | 1987