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director of special education resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica
Claire
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Summary

Highly qualified educator with 32 years of experience within K-12 and several years as an adjunct professor for graduate students looking for an opportunity to help prepare the next leaders in public education.

Skills
  • Federal, State and Local Regulations Adherence
  • Policy Development
  • Student Performance Data Analysis
  • Recruiting and Hiring
  • Decision Making
  • Professional Development Planning
  • Policy Implementation
  • Staff Training
  • Relationship Building
  • Staff Leadership
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Attention to Detail
  • School Improvements Planning
Education and Training
Walden University Minneapolis, MN Expected in 01/2011 Doctor of Education : - GPA : Administrator Leadership in Teaching and Learning, The Nature and Impact of Cyberbullying on the Middle School Student
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Belton, TX Expected in 01/1997 Master of Education : Educational Administration - GPA :
Walden University Minneapolis, MN, Expected in 01/2013 Graduate Certificate : Curriculum, Instruction, And Assessment - GPA :
Walden University Minneapolis, MN, Expected in 01/2012 Graduate Certificate : College Teaching And Learning - GPA :
Walden University Minneapolis, MN Expected in 01/1991 Bachelor of Science : Teaching and Learning, Secondary Education - GPA :
Certifications
Mid-Management, Principal (EC-12) Secondary Mathematics Secondary Government/Political Science Special Education (EC-12)
Experience
Ednovate - Director of Special Education
Santa Ana, CA, 03/2018 - 06/2023
  • Oversees Special Education programming including making staff recommendations and program placement.
  • Assumes responsibility for Special Education professional development in collaboration with the Curriculum and Instruction Departments.
  • Assumes responsibility for Special Education curriculum and instruction in collaboration with the Curriculum and Instruction Departments.
  • Oversees the maintenance of a permanent inventory of equipment purchased with special education funds.
  • Oversees Parent and Community Advisory group.
  • Assumes responsibility for the IEP management software system. Assists in the adaptation of school policies to include special educational needs.
  • Serves as the Special Education representative on the District Improvement Team.
  • Recommends policies and programs essential to the needs of students with disabilities.
  • Keeps informed of all legal requirements governing special education.
  • Assists in establishing services and supports and develops improved understanding of existing services and supports.
  • Assists in developing and initiating Child Find procedures for continuous identification of students with disabilities.
  • Assists with the supervision and coordination of special education services and supports.
  • Evaluates existing services and supports and recommends changes and additions, as needed.
  • Monitors implementation of procedures for evaluation, placement, assignment, and re-evaluation of students with regard to special education services and supports.
  • Assists with development of procedures for referrals, securing medical reports, psychological examinations, and placements.
  • Assists in recruitment, selection, and recommendation for hiring of any special education personnel.
  • Assists with compiling, maintaining, and filing all reports, records, and other documents legally required or administratively useful for special education.
  • Assists in supervising the maintenance of confidential individual special education records of all children receiving special education services.
  • Assists with budget recommendations and provides expenditure control on established budgets for special education.
  • Keeps informed on funding available for special education.
  • Assists with monitoring Special Education Coordinators performance.
  • Consults with parents of students with disabilities receiving special education services and supports.
  • Keeps current with literature, new research findings and improved techniques in special education.
  • Attends appropriate professional meetings and conventions.
  • Reviews the federal and state laws and guidelines and revises forms as needed.
  • Conducts performance appraisals for selected district-wide support staff.
  • Assures that all specialized forms are available.
  • Keeps current in technology and evaluation topics in order to keep the evaluation/testing process efficient.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Calvary Christian Academy - Middle School Assistant Principal
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 08/2004 - 04/2018
  • Assisted in maintaining discipline throughout the student body.
  • Assisted in reporting and monitoring student attendance and tardies.
  • Assisted with bus issues and discipline and referrals.
  • Monitored the supervision of students in places other than the classroom.
  • Supervised student behavior during co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
  • Assisted in monitoring and supervising the instructional program.
  • Assisted in providing and supervising professional learning opportunities for campus faculty and staff.
  • Appraised professional building personnel as part of the teacher appraisal system and evaluation processes.
  • Assisted and supervised substitutes in the performance of their duties.
  • Assisted in the supervision of all campus staff.
  • Developed duty schedules for professionals and paraprofessionals.
  • Monitored plant security and safety standards to include fire prevention and school bus evacuations.
  • Assisted with Impact Aid.
  • Assisted in the development and updates of the school crisis plan.
  • Overseen maintenance and upkeep of building.
  • Maintained and monitored campus textbooks to include state textbooks.
  • Assisted in the budget process.
  • Develops instructional schedules for teachers, students, and aides.
  • Supervised the special education department.
  • Special Education Administrator in charge of the IEP process on campus.
  • Assisted the campus test coordinator, 504 coordinator, at-risk coordinator, RTI coordinator, dyslexia coordinator, random drug testing coordinator, LPAC representative, and coordinated for employee return to work program and as coordinator for employee benefits enrollment and special education referrals.
  • Facilitated communication within the school and between school and community.
  • Participated in program development at the campus and district level.
  • Assisted with issues related to special programs, such as Bilingual, At-Risk, 504, and TAG testing.
  • Assisted with identifying and monitoring students who are served under state compensatory funds as a means of reducing district dropout rates.
  • Maintained campus employee and student handbooks.
  • Performed other duties as assigned.
Marquette University - Adjunct Professor
Milwaukee, WI, 12/2012 - 12/2017
  • Instructed Curriculum Design and Practice, Ethics and Leadership in Education, and Differentiated Instruction and Learning Theory courses to graduate students.
  • Implemented different teaching styles to meet needs of diverse student population.
  • Fostered classroom environment conducive to learning and building character.
  • Assisted students in achieving completion of learning objectives.
  • Prepared, administered and graded exams and assignments to evaluate student progress.
  • Documented student assignments, attendance and test scores in online reporting systems.
  • Created lesson plans and developed instructional materials covering required topics and learning objectives.
  • Integrated multimedia technology in classroom instruction for well-rounded and engaging approach to instruction.
  • Distributed and posted course syllabus and answered student questions regarding standards, material, grading and progression at beginning of semester.
  • Maintained schedule of office hours to assist students and offer educational support.
  • Developed and adjusted course syllabus according to curriculum and university guidelines.
Marquette University - Adjunct Professor
Milwaukee, WI, 12/2012 - 12/2017
  • Created lesson plans, syllabi and test schedules for the course Assessment and Evaluation at the graduate level.
  • Implemented different teaching styles to meet needs of diverse student population.
  • Fostered classroom environment conducive to learning and building character.
  • Assisted students in achieving completion of learning objectives.
  • Prepared, administered and graded exams and assignments to evaluate student progress.
  • Documented student assignments, attendance and test scores in online reporting systems.
  • Delivered course lectures using modern technology to enhance student comprehension.
  • Developed and adjusted course syllabus according to curriculum and university guidelines.
  • Assessed student performance with integrity.
  • Sourced appropriate course materials to support variety of student learning needs and styles and deliver content in relevant, distinctive ways.
  • Distributed and posted course syllabus and answered student questions regarding standards, material, grading and progression at beginning of semester.
  • Applied diverse array of assessment methods to track student performance and subject matter comprehension, documenting results in automated reporting system.
  • Maintained schedule of office hours to assist students and offer educational support.
East Montana Middle School - Math Teacher
El Paso, TX, 08/1991 - 08/2004
  • Met with parents and guardians to discuss student progress and areas for improvement.
  • Educated students on core principles and advanced concepts of mathematics.
  • Built life-long learning skills and strong study habits in students to help each prepare for higher-level education.
  • Taught various kinds of math at standard, remedial and advanced levels.
  • Adapted teaching methods and instructional strategies to promote learning in students of differing skill levels.
  • Developed class learning plans to meet district and statement requirements for instruction.
  • Customized instructional plans to meet needs of different students.
  • Established and enforced clear class objectives and requirements to promote consistent education for students.
  • Conferred with specialists to support needs of students with individualized educational plans.
  • Taught after-school and summer enrichment programs.
  • Managed consistent, learning-focused classroom environments by establishing and communicating clear objectives for students.
  • Assessed student progress with course material through routine quizzes, final examinations and standardized assessments.
  • Prepared and maintained all administrative reports and documentation.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Walden University
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • Walden University
  • Walden University
  • Walden University

Job Titles Held:

  • Director of Special Education
  • Middle School Assistant Principal
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Math Teacher

Degrees

  • Doctor of Education
  • Master of Education
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Graduate Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science

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