A teacher with over 17 years experience with a blended academic background ( a double-major graduate (Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
and Child, Family & Community Services) and a Master's
in Special Education with post graduate coursework (51 credits) in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in
Behavior Mental Health.
Teaching, tutoring and counseling multicultural populations
Certified special education
MA Education with some post graduate classes
Learning style assessment
Innovative lesson planning
Data based instruction planning
Team Building and Leadership
Created collaborative classroom experience through multiple social media platforms.
Delivered training modules to inter-departmental teams to ensure smooth implementation of workshop and new initiatives. Completed training on-time and under-budget with 100% client completion.
Employed best practices and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory/perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
09/2015 to Current
EC ELA Teacher/Emotional Behavior Self ContainedCumberland/Wake County Public Schools － Apex, NC
Co-teach English Language Arts and provide direct instruction to Students with disabilities in multiple large and small group core and elective classes.
Differentiate instruction and develop individual education plans.
Collaborate with parents, students and other multidisciplinary student service providers.
Facilitate remedial reading and math tutoring classes to struggling readers and ensure they receive needed curriculum modifications and accommodations.
Develop, provide and maintain appropriate records, written reports and individual education plans.
Evaluate student progress
administer various academic, functional and behavioral assessments and develop a data-driven curriculum.
Develop data based lesson plans
Teach alternative behavior and learning strategies.
Supervise support staff team of 4 (Cumberland)
09/2006 to 09/2015
EC Inclusion TeacherHoke County Public Schools － Raeford, NC
Co-taught middle school reading and math in the inclusion classroom.
Developed individual education plans and collaborated with other multidisciplinary student service providers.
Adapted, scaffolded and differentiated instruction.
Provided behavior and curriculum modifications and strategies.
Provided and maintain appropriate records and written reports.
Administered various academic, functional and behavioral assessments (formative and summative).
09/1997 to 07/2006
EC TeacherClayton County Public Schools － Jonesboro, GA
Administered tests to measure the effectiveness of curriculum and to interpret pupil intellectual and social development, group and school progress.
Collaborated with regular education teachers to implement individual educational plans and monitor compliance, taught academic classes for emotional behavior disordered and learning disabled students.
Supervised and evaluated assigned paraprofessionals.
Mentored new teachers in alternative certification program.
Provided direct instruction, coping skills, character education, and violence prevention to learning and behavior disordered students.
Developed Post-Secondary Individual Education Plans and Transitional Plans for at risk students to develop smart goals for post-secondary educational plans and/or independent living.
Scheduled and facilitated conferences involving parents, teachers and providers of related services.
Served as Interim Coordinator for the Special ED.
Instructed remediation reading and math classes.
09/1990 to 08/1997
Assistant CoordinatorRichland Community College － Decatur, Il
Coordinated and facilitated comprehensive life skills outreach Workshops to provide college and vocational counseling to low income clients, single parents, high school dropouts and displaced citizens.
Developed educational plans targeting goals and objectives.
Prepared oral and written presentations for clients and executive program managers.
Recruited and coordinated recruitment activities with other community businesses, industries, and colleges for job services.
Calculated program budget and operation of program daycare.
Instructed parenting, job preparation, and budgeting classes for at-risk, low-income clients.
Education and Training
Master of Arts: Special EducationGrand Canyon University － Phoenix, AZ, USAWith additional post grad course work in Educational Leadership
North Carolina Teacher certificate, current
Established and sponsored a troop the Girl Scouts Troop of America in a public housing community to model and facilitate positive involvement, community outreach and interaction and leadership skills.
Psi Chi- National Honor Society in Psychology inducted 1993