professional with diverse experience in planning and implementing various
activities for promoting physical, social, emotional and intellectual growth of
children. High-performing strategic-thinking professional with more
than six years' experience in employment services in the non-profit and higher
education sectors. Highly skilled at relationship building with students,
clients, and families and across organizations and teams; exceptional writing,
presenting, and interpersonal communication skills. Experienced
at managing projects from requirement gathering/needs identification phase
through to completion.
Certified CPR/First Aid
Early Childhood Certification
Organized, detail oriented
DCF Staff Credential
Children's Forum Member
Strong multitasking skills
DCF Director's Credential
Early Childhood Instructor 09/2014 to CurrentPinellas Technical College St Petersburg, FL
Teaches students knowledge, skills and concepts.
Identifies long-range goals and specific objectives and plans a program for individualized and group
Prepares, administers, and corrects student assessments and records results; evaluates student
achievements and develops individualized learning prescriptions.
Plans lessons so that students become involved in learning and decision-making related to curriculum
Maintains a classroom that recognizes respect for both teacher and student; motivates students in an
atmosphere of respect and freedom.
Holds conferences with students regarding their academic needs and progress.
Maintains student registration, attendance, assessment records and reports all student performance
data as required by School Board policy and Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) requirements
Applies knowledge of cultural diversity to classroom interactions.
Attends classes, seminars, etc., to provide for professional growth and keeps abreast of the latest
instructional methods and techniques.
Performs other related duties as required.
Placement Coordinator10/2008 to 09/2014Pinellas Technical College Clearwater, FL
Assists director and proposal specialist in coordinating federal grants for Pinellas Technical College.
Aid school personnel in the interpretation and implementation or grant guidelines.
Develops overall grant program implementation timeliness.
Serves as liaison with school-based personnel and district level staff Preparing annual grant reports.
Coordinates and assists grant program evaluation.
Manages budgets and monitors expenditures for compliance with grant requirements.
Coordinate development and implementation of staff training in support of grant goals and objectives.
Assist with employability skills / employment placement.
CDA Paraprofessional 05/2005 to 10/2008Northwest Elementary St Petersburg, FL
Implement early intervention plans as instructed by the classroom lead teacher, utilizing strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of special needs and/or handicapping conditions.
Maintain routine communication with families, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, supervising teacher and other professionals to provide safe and consistent care for the children as well as provide input on individual educational plans designed to promote students educational, physical, and social development.
Model and teach children daily living skills required for independent maintenance and self-sufficiency while providing routine care for children including (but not limited to) food preparation, diapering, hand washing, etc.
Confer with supervising teacher(s) to plan and schedule lessons, classroom activities that promote learning opportunities and support individualized early intervention plans/programs.
Confer with families, teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to resolve concerns with students with behavioral and academic issues.
Enforce classroom rules and routines to maintain order among the children and classroom for which they are responsible.
Observe, evaluate and document children's performance, behavior, social development, and physical health while maintaining student records as requested by supervising teacher/director.
Paraprofessional 08/2003 to 05/2005Dixie Hollins High School St Petersburg, FL
Assist with general classroom needs within a class specific to all
Implementing teacher lessons with individual, small group, or full