Special Education Strategist/ECSE Teacher versed in working with all learning styles. Regularly attends professional development seminars, faculty meetings and parent-teacher conferences to remain connected to the needs of children and their parents.
Develop interactive literacy and numeracy activities to fulfill curriculum tailored to three to five year olds
Deliver creative learning and play activities
Observe, report and assess children's development and behavior
Teach according to legislative requirements
Develop strong relationships with staff, families and children
Demonstrate calm in dealing with unexpected, difficult or emergency situations
Early Childhood Special Education Teacher08/2010 to CurrentCannon Ball ElementaryCannon Ball, ND
Established and communicated clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects to both students and parents
Enhanced lessons using Smart Board.
Promoted language development skills through reading and storytelling.
Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning need
Administered the DAYC, Brigance and Battelle standardized tests
Developed individual educational plans (IEP) designed to promote educational, physical and social development.
Wrote and presented documents for Individual Education Plan conferences.
Successfully transitioned ECSE students into the kindergarten setting
Resident Teacher - Special Education Strategist08/2008 to 05/2010Cheney Middle SchoolWest Fargo , ND
Planned and adapted curriculum and instructed students with special needs
Developed and facilitated individual education plans to meet specific needs of students
Applied individual goals and objectives to learning to enable progressive growth
Family Nutrition Program Extension Agent09/2000 to 02/2007NDSU Extension ServiceFargo, ND
Provided researched based nutrition education programming to adults and youth
Developed and facilitated the Nutrition Education Program to schools in low income areas
Prepared monthly and quarterly reports
Substitute Teacher/Title One/Remedial Math and Reading08/1993 to 08/2000Fargo - West Fargo Public SchoolsFargo and West Fargo, ND
Instructed and supervised youth K-12, general and special education
Enhanced and implemented lesson plans for student K-12
Guided students in the learning process
Individualized curriculum to meet the needs of the student
Developed and applied behavior modification
Taught remedial Math and Reading to students at risk
Special Education Strategist2010University of North DakotaGrand Forks, ND
Post Graduate : Child Development and Family Science2003North Dakota State UniversityFargo , NDEmphasis in Child Development
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education1993Moorhead State UniversityMoorhead, MinnesotaCoursework in Psychology and Sociology