Well-rounded and compassionate Special Ed Teacher adept at incorporating each student's unique needs and creating effective lesson plans to accommodate them. Encourages each child to reach full potential
by developing learning opportunities that meet their auditory,visual,tactile and kinesthetic needs.
Worked with special education students at elementary level for 8 years, middle school level for 4 years and high school level for 15 years in a variety of programs/services.
Member of Building Leadership Team at Central Park Middle School and Paige Elementary
Facilitated a grant for State Education Department focused on co-teaching through BOCES
Certified Wilson Reading System Instructor
Taught 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd grade integrated/co-teaching and resource room students. Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.Developed individual educational plans (IEP) designed to promote educational, physical and social development. Enhanced lessons using Smart Board technology,Elmo and computers.Promoted language processing development and reading skills through a variety of programs including Good habits,Great Readers,Leveled Literacy Instruction and Wilson Reading Systems. Provided supplemental math instruction with Touch Math materials and learning stations. Administered the NYS tests, SLOs, Fountas and Pinnell reading assessment, Kauffman Test of Educational Achievement, Wilson Assessment of Decoding and Encoding. Attended district trainings on reading, writing and math instruction. Supervised and trained para professionals.
Taught 8th grade co -teaching /integrated students and 6th grade co-teaching/integrated students. Transitioned sixth graders into the middle school setting and eighth graders into the high school setting. Established and communicated clear objectives for lessons, units and projects to students and parents.Developed individual educational plans (IEP) designed to promote educational, physical and social development.Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.Administered NYS testing and standardized tests(KTEA). Supervised and trained para professionals.
Provided professional development opportunities in co -teaching, differentiated instruction and behavior management to Schenectady High School. Arranged consultants from College of Saint Rose to work with teachers in developing teaching strategies in reading, writing and math instruction. Arranged training in the Wilson Reading System for the elementary, middle school and high school. Provided training guide for para-professionals. Communicated with educators from various grade levels/departments on CSE process and IEP development and implementation.Conducted small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs. Attended state-wide trainings.
Taught students in Basic Skills Instruction, LIfe Skills Instruction, Special Class 15:1.Developed opportunities for students to be involved in their community, school community and mainstreamed in general education setting.Supervised field trips to public offices/services, transportation centers and recreation areas.Encouraged students to be understanding of others.Developed individual educational plans (IEP) designed to promote educational, physical and social development.
Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.Administered standardized tests. Supervised and trained para-professionals.
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