A "teacher of the year" with a reputation for being innovative, a leader among peers, maintaining strong community support, an advocate for students, and a consummate partner with parents and all education service providers. Experienced as a classroom teacher, grade and team leader, testing coordinator, coach and volunteer. A motivated, driven, calm practitioner of best practices, who motivates those he works with to achieve high standards of excellence.
Excellent team player
Team building / Athletic / Coaching
Poet and captivating writer
Energetic leader and motivator
Kind and dedicated educator
08/2013 to Current
EBD TeacherCobb County School District – Dowell Elementary School
Responsible for creating and executing, in conjunction with support personnel, a behavior plan to support students with emotional and behavioral disabilities, based on data, observations and student history.
As both an educator and member of the school leadership team, collect and analyze data to support changes in instruction and behavior modification plan toward mastery of targets.
Create lesson plans, organize class projects, and maintain a positive climate that allows students to take ownership of their learning and behavior.
Work with educational staff, including members of the IEP team, other educators, counselors, and mental health professionals to support students.
Organize parent support group to empower families to share in the growth and education of each student.
09/2000 to 06/2007
TeacherN.Y.C. Department of Education – New York, NY
Worked within the workshop model, using flexible grouping with allowances for one-on-one assistance to students, which increased student performance across subject areas.
Prepared and executed lesson plans that exceeded the New York State Educational Standards in unique and exciting ways.
Prepared advanced work in a creative, stimulating, yet highly challenging format for students in an exploratory gifted program to exceed the New York State standards, while accounting for the needs of gifted learners.
Supplemented and extended instruction by organizing debate teams, musical productions, student publication and oratory performances.
09/1996 to 06/2000
TeacherLinden SDA School – Queens, NY
Worked with other teachers and administrators to evaluate and revise school curriculum.
Pursued professional development continually by attending educational conferences and teacher training workshops.
Specialist of Education: Leadership & Supervision Kennesaw State University - Kennesaw, GA
Master of Science: Elementary & Special Education Adelphi University - Garden City, NY
President of student government
Founder of Student Resource Center
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology Hunter College - New York City, NY
Teacher of the year; grade leader; testing coordinator; Families Liasion