Special Education Teacher committed to working with children, families, teachers, and ancillary staff to create a safe, positive, and successful learning environment for all members of the classroom and preparing students for life within their community
Fourteen year experience teaching Special Education Students in grades PreK-12.
Extensive experience writing IEP's and IEP goals.
Experience team teaching with General Education and Special Education teachers.
Experience working with children from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds.
Experience developing, writing, and implementing formal and informal behavior plans.
Experience working as an effective team member with ancillary staff.
Homebound teaching experience with students in grades 2-12.
Led March is Reading Month committee
Created elementary yearbook
Served on Student Study Team
Complete 2 years of Math Improvement for Special Education Teachers (MISC) training.
Completed 3 years of Special Education Literacy Connections Training (SELCT).
Assisted with Family Literacy and Math nights.
Early Literacy Coordinator09/2016 to CurrentMarshall District LibraryMarshall, MI
Develop, plan, and lead literacy programs for children and families ages birth-8th grade.
Special Education Teacher08/2004 to 06/2015East Jackson Community SchoolsJackson, MITaught students in Resource Room, inclusion, and team teaching settings in grades K-12. Developed individual educational plans designed to promote educational, physical and social development, led IEP team meetings, and supervised successful implementation of each students IEP.
Special Education Teacher08/2001 to 06/2004Mackinac Island Public SchoolsMackinac Island, MITaught students in grades PreK-12 in Resource Room, inclusion, and team teaching settings.
Bachelor of Arts: Special Education, Learning Disabilites2000Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MI
Master of Arts: Literacy Instruction2005Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing, MI