Results-driven professional with expertise in cultivating student social emotional development, intrinsic motivation, behavioral management, community outreach, project management, and analyzing data to inform best practices.
Dynamic and enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills (written and verbal) in both English and Spanish.
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills; relates well with people at all levels; relationship/team building
Leading Teams/Collaborating Across Teams
Student Social Emotional Development
SPED Case Management
Cultivating Student Intrinsic Motivation
Alignment of Pedagogical Practices
Emotional Behavioral Specialist/SPED Case Manager / Hunter Elementary School - Raleigh, NC10/2019 - Current
Developed, implemented, and coached teachers how to implement Behavior Intervention Plans for students with significant social emotional and behavioral challenges transitioning from a self-contained classroom environment into the general education classroom.
Reduced suspension rate with students with significant social emotional and behavioral challenges in a self-contained classroom, from 4 suspensions in the 1st quarter to 0 suspensions within quarters 2, 3 and 4.
When working students with significant social emotional and behavioral challenges in a self-contained classroom, increased students' time in the general education setting by 500% (30 minutes per day to 3 hours per day).
Systematically evaluated students' executive functioning skills, leadership attributes, and sensory inputs, to help guide students strengthen areas of growth and support student academic and social emotional development.
Developed positive relationships with students and families, regularly meeting with parents and students regarding areas of growth to share students' progress and next steps for social emotional, leadership attributes, and academic goals.
Established new school-wide systems by presenting successful evidence based practices in Special needs classrooms.
Cultivated student intrinsic motivation through Growth mindset narrative by academic and leadership attribute goal setting, social stories, and facilitating student led discussions.
Case managed Individual Education Plans and Section 504 Plans.
Lead the selection, monitoring, implementation, and evaluation of evidence based interventions for students in a variety of academic settings.
Coordinated initial, annual, and re-evaluations meetings for students with special needs.
Lead the development of special education program goals and objectives to promote student academic and social emotional development.
Conducted Functional Behavioral Assessments for students with special needs.
Interpret and analyze student academic data obtained on each student to monitor academic progress.
Planned, Taught and assessed effective Academic and Social Emotional services to special needs students.
Grade Team Lead/SPED Teacher / Ember Charter School - Brooklyn, NY08/2018 - 10/2019
Led grade teams in creation of quarterly and yearly rubrics, interim assessments, and creation of curriculum and quarterly pacing guides using the PYP- (IB) Baccalaureate Program.
Shared academic, social emotional development, neuropodagogical, and behavior management best practices.
Effectively led team in facilitating differentiated instruction for an inclusive classroom.
Led the development of IEP goals to maximize student growth both academically and social emotionally.
Led Special Educational meetings for students with Special needs (Initial & Renewal).
Developed, implemented, and coached teachers how to implement Behavior Intervention Plans for students.
Provided effective academic and social emotional services to special needs students.
Planned, taught and assessed instruction based on principles of Neuroscience, inclusive of executive functioning and sensory development.
Planned and Implemented Integrated instruction in both STEM and ESA (ELA, S.S. and Arts).
Implemented research based instructional methods that include Critical thinking, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Neuro-Pedagogy.
Planned, taught, and assessed STEM, Social Studies & English Language Arts using Socratic Inquiry method to students.
Lead Teacher / Success Academy Charter School - Brooklyn, NY08/2016 - 01/2018
Led the creation grade wide weekly/daily assessments for several grade teams.
Implemented differentiated literacy and math instruction in an inclusive classroom.
Mentored assistant teachers on differentiating instruction, teaching through inquiry, and classroom management.
Academically proven results: Students scored 3rd highest test scores in quarterly assessments out of 30 same grade classrooms.
Planned and implemented inquiry project based science instruction to students.
Collaborated with grade team to improve grade wide instructional alignment.
Soccer Coach/ physical education Teacher / Success Academy Charter School - New York, NY08/2014 - 01/2016
First Soccer Coach recipient of the Success Academy Teaching Excellence Award.
Developed a strong interest and high levels of commitment from players and families in the soccer program at various network schools, resulting in the expansion of the soccer program into 8 new network schools the following year.
Established a Modell's shoe sponsorship for the entire Success Academy network of 15+ elementary schools.
Trained assistant coaches to become lead coaches and develop the soccer program at other network schools.
Education and Training
Touro College - New York, NY05/2018Master of Science: Childhood Ed/ Teaching Students With Disabilities
University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee2012Bachelor of Science: Community Education
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Companies Worked For:
Hunter Elementary School
Ember Charter School
Success Academy Charter School
University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
Job Titles Held:
Emotional Behavioral Specialist/SPED Case Manager
Grade Team Lead/SPED Teacher
Soccer Coach/ physical education Teacher
Touro College -
New York, NY
05/2018 Master of Science : Childhood Ed/ Teaching Students With Disabilities University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
2012 Bachelor of Science : Community Education
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