Special Education Teacher & Mom Extraordinaire Energetic, attentive, and adaptable professional educator and dedicated mom with 15 plus years of diverse experience and strong track record fostering child-centered curriculum and student creativity with the ability to apply classroom management and problem-solving skills across multiple environments. Date of birth October 27, 1975 Skills
Superior interpersonal and communication skills utilized to foster meaningful relationships.
Strong organization, management and leadership skills utilized to supervise, direct and guide individuals and groups in completing tasks and fulfilling goals.
Creative, resourceful with the ability to independently problem solve in all situations and environments.
Accommodating, flexible, and empathetic skilled in using empathy and other emotional intelligence skills to effectively manage behaviors and handle situations.
Expert in developing curriculum/lessons which intertwined concepts into the curriculum related to real-life and age appropriate social skills.
Deeply compassionate and committed to optimizing success for all.
Independent, self-sufficient, and self-motivated with 18 years experience in effectively managing a household; creating a loving, secure family environment; and raising well-adjusted, successful children. • Prepared and created periodic progress reports and established individual learning objectives and plans for students. • Complied with state and federal guidelines pertaining to special education. • Established effective communications with parents and assistants.
Versatile Special Education Teacher with focus on individual student needs across academia and emotional development. Empathetic and accommodating in design and implementation of hands-on lessons, catering to diverse learning abilities. Proficient in employing constant communication, patience and positive reinforcement in team efforts to deliver exceptional educational tools, fostering academic achievement.
Student Progress Reporting
Conflict resolution techniques
Creative lesson planning, and development /implementation of various programs for reading, language arts, and mathematics instruction
Student records management
Program Development and Management
Group and individual instruction
Elementary Special Education Teacher, 01/2002 to Current Central Bucks School District – Doylestown, PA
Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
Selected as special education site-based facilitator and mentor teacher in which responsibilities included mentoring teachers in best practices for curriculum modification, IEP design, lesson planning, instructional delivery, learner evaluation, and classroom management for learning-different and special needs students.
Developed, wrote and led IEP meetings with parents and other therapeutic professionals.
Served on school committees and task forces focused on curriculum development, school activities, health and wellness, and student centered recreational activities and events.
Creative and resourceful in adapting instructional strategies to meet unique student needs.
Designed positive approaches and proactive interventions advancing learner engagement; academic achievement; cognitive development; and social, behavioral and communication improvements.
Worked under Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to deliver customized, one-on-one therapy furthering the progress, development and goal attainment of verbal and nonverbal children.
Incorporated technology into lessons including, but not limited to using various Seesaw activities, Claro PDF, various iPad applications, Interactive Whiteboard, PowerPoint and Word programs.
Designed, planned and implemented math, reading, writing and social skills curriculum and lessons with varying skill levels based on Common Core State Standards.
Deeply committed to optimizing student success, IEP progress and learning outcomes for students with various needs.
Assessed students using various formal and informal methods and provided progress reports adhering to district and state standards.
Collaborated regularly with general education teachers about lesson adaptations and accommodations for students and co-taught with general education teachers for over 10 years for language arts, social studies and science.
Coordinated 10-20 students' schedules to ensure most participation in general education setting as much as possible.
Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule.
Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to students with varying levels of need with academic levels ranging from kindergarten to 5th grade.
Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
Worked with students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs.
Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
Preschool/Kindergarten Special Education Teacher, 01/2000 to 01/2002 Easter Seals School – Levittown, PA
Identified educational needs of each child to provide individualized learning plans.
Effectively used classroom spaces and outdoor spaces to encourage socialization.
Prepared periodic progress reports and established individual learning objectives.
Complied with state and federal guidelines pertaining to special education.
Established effective communications with parents and addressed any concerns through daily and weekly newsletters.
Created comprehensive classroom instruction, curriculum relative to students' needs and age appropriate skills.
Created individual behavior plans with appropriate rewards and consequences.
Developed, wrote and led IEP meetings with parents and other therapeutic professionals.
Participated actively in faculty meetings, child-team meetings and curriculum workshops.
Supervised and delegated responsibilities to classroom assistants and therapists.
Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
Director/Kindergarten Enrichment Teacher, 01/1999 to 01/2000 Evergreen Child Development Center – Pineville, PA
Directed preschool activities and provided kindergarten instruction.• Prepared and submitted budget for management approval.• Recommended and ordered teaching materials and designed/planned curriculum and teaching for the center.
Interviewed and recommended new teaching and service staff hires.• Informed parents of facility enrollment procedures policies and activities.
Ensured full compliance with state procedures and policies.• Trained teachers in understanding children learning and behavioral problems.
Recommended behavior improvement strategies to optimize learning experiences.
Monitored facility activities to ensure compliance with local and state requirements.
Reviewed and approved food purchases and menu plans and center wide budget.
Provided medications to children per parental instructions.• Assigned classroom duties in case of teacher absences.•, Organized fun and educational games, planned outdoor educational and creative activities.
Taught children safe behavior skills and social manners .
Summer Camp Program Director/Assistant Director, 06/1998 to 08/2000 Easter Seals Of Central California – Boulder Creek, CA
Assured compliance with position requirements, training and health requirements of staff.
Supported Director with management of program budgets by ensuring necessary authorizations are in place before supports begin or continue, ensuring that Recreational Para-professionals are working appropriately scheduled hours.
Coordinated the scheduling of recreational activities and programs providing supports.
Anticipated staffing needs and responded to schedule changes, taking the appropriate action to avoid problems.
Arranged for all program logistics and appropriate activity planning and implementation of programs for 50 to 150 adults and/or children with varying physical and mental disabilities.
Assisted Director in overall management of program as needed.
Lead appropriate crisis response for any emergency, i.e. Health or medically related, or an environmental emergency.
Performed on-going evaluation of all programming, implementing corrective action as needed to improve operations considering participant needs/interests and with special regard to emerging rehabilitation or therapeutic philosophies as they apply to the program philosophy.
Private Nanny Various Private Families.
Philadelphia, PA • Patient, compassionate nanny with over 20 years of experience caring for children ages newborn to teenage years.
Highly skilled in child care, with extensive knowledge of safety precautions and educational activities to stimulate physical, social, and cognitive development.
Valued by client families for warmth, professionalism, dedication and excellent judgment and praised for creating safe environments for children in alignment with parent goals and expectations.
Provided parents/families with an unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety and welfare of their children.
Accommodated last-minute schedule changes and adhered to parent guidelines and cultural mores governing the care, safety, education and enrichment of their children.
Developed partnerships with parents, businesses and organizations to build awareness, increase support and share resources.
Directed day-to-day operations of summer recreational programs and supervised staff to delegate assignments and evaluate performance.
Masters of Education: Special EducationHoly Family University - Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Science in Education: Early Childhood, Elementary, And Special EducationTemple University - Philadelphia, PA
Permanent Level II PA Certification in Elementary Education and Mentally/Physically Handicapped Education