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Professional Summary

All experiences as a capable and resourceful teacher with a Reading and Special Education Master degree as well as a BA in Child and Family Studies has lead to this point as a certified educational diagnostician.

The experience of working with adult teachers to help them improve their craft developed people skills with the number one common goal to improve student learning outcomes.

Have experience teaching reading to struggling middle school students as well as

elementary school students with special education needs and/ or language needs.

Have experience with the implementation of IEP educational goals.

Have contributed countless times to the development of IEP goals and participated in ARD meetings.

Have experience using educational diagnostician testing instruments such as the Woodcock -Johnson IV Tests of Achievement or Cognitive Abilities as well as others used for evaluation and identification purposes.

  • Testing and Scoring using strict protocols
  • Experience using testing instruments as educational diagnostician in-training
  • Test methods knowledge and student evaluation
  • IEP comprehension
  • 5 years experience as Teacher Mentor/ Reading Coach
  • Experienced in Individual and Group instruction
  • Expertise in Reading Instruction
  • 3 years as ESL teacher
  • 2 years middle school reading interventionist
  • Spanish Language fluency
  • Sound judgment
  • 5 years Kindergarten teacher
  • 2 years Preschool teacher
  • Experience writing reports
  • Excellent communication with parents and other professionals (teachers, administrators, all professional staff)
Lamar University Beaumont, TX Expected in 12/2020 Certificate Program-Educational Diagnostician : Educational Diagnostician - GPA :
Region 13 Austin, TX, Expected in 07/2011 Master Reading Teacher Certification : Reading - GPA :
Texas State University San Marcos, TX Expected in 05/2010 Master of Arts : Special Education/ Reading - GPA :
The University of Texas of The Permian Basin Odessa, TX Expected in 05/2006 Bachelor of Arts : Child And Family Studies - GPA :
Allan Hancock College Santa Maria, CA Expected in 05/1990 Associate of Arts : Biology - GPA :
Work History
Kershaw County School District - ESL Teacher (currently) /Reading Interventionist
Camden, SC, 08/2016 - Current
  • 5 years at Pflugerville Middle School (Grades 6-8) for Pflugerville Independent School District.
  • Began position Reading Interventionist in 2016 -specialty in Reading and Special Education for PfISD and then taught ESL for last 3 years.
  • Developed ESL activities and integrated technology to diversify instruction.
  • Developed and taught ESL curriculum to improve students' conversational abilities in English.
  • Used data from assessments both formal and informal to make instructional lesson plans.
  • Used internet -based language programs such as LEXIA and Rosetta Stone.
  • Educated average number of 15 students in the basics of English grammar and conversational speaking per class period .
Lighthouse Academies - Reading Coach
Pine Bluff, AR, 08/2011 - 06/2016
  • Most important goal as Teacher Reading Coach- to increase student learning in Reading by guiding and mentoring elementary school teachers.
  • Worked directly with teachers in grades ECE-4th grade.
  • Built lasting, positive and productive relationships with teachers to drive improvements in reading.
  • Completed individual teacher reports of student reading data to help drive reading instruction.
  • Shared proven researched-based methods of teaching reading with elementary school teachers to help improve their practice.
Austin ISD - Kindergarten Dual Language Teacher
City, STATE, 03/2007 - 08/2011
  • Created child-centered learning environment characterized by consistent application of sound mental health and educational psychology practices to classes of 18 + students.
  • Delivered lesson plans, implemented school curriculum and used data to create, monitor and establish personalized learning plan for each student.
  • Integrated outdoor education into lesson plans.
  • Collaborated with colleagues to create and use enhanced technology and smart boards.
  • Assessed comprehensive student growth including academic, social and personal skills.
  • Created, managed and participated in variety of learning environments and activities to support opportunities for students to develop full potential and achieve learning objectives.
  • Cultivated language skills through use of traditional poems, nursery rhymes and riddles to help students develop comprehension, vocabulary and love of language.
  • Encouraged and prepared students to become independent readers through systematic, multi-sensory instruction in phonemic awareness and decoding skills.
  • Team leader for 3 years for Kindergarten at Barbara Jordan Elementary at Austin ISD.
  • Collaborated with faculty and staff to promote rigorous learning opportunities, general well-being of school and collective interest of staff and student body.
  • Delegated tasks to teacher assistants and school volunteers.
  • Collaborated in planning, organizing and implementing instructional programs to facilitate academic, intellectual and social development.
  • Introduced read-aloud literature to stimulate imagination and build comprehension and vocabulary.
  • Provided guidance on policies and initiatives for kindergarten teaching team.
  • Arranged parent-teacher conferences to address student progress and collaboratively set goals for areas of improvement.
  • Played games with students to increase understanding of subjects.
  • Delivered structured lessons on readiness skills by emphasizing phonics, language skills, literature and handwriting.
  • Exercised good classroom management focused on positive behavior support by clearly articulating fair and consistent expectations along with appropriate natural consequences.
  • Applied evidence-based practices for classroom management.
  • Reported to parents and administration about student progress.
  • Member of Texas Educational Diagnostician Association
  • Certified Master Reading Teacher- ECE-12th Grade
  • Certified Elementary Bilingual Generalist Teacher
  • Certified Educational Diagnostician-Texas
  • Certified ESL Teacher -ECE-12th Grade
  • Certified Special Education Teacher ECE-12th Grade
English :
Native or Bilingual
Negotiated :
Spanish :
Native or Bilingual
Negotiated :

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Lamar University
  • Region 13
  • Texas State University
  • The University of Texas of The Permian Basin
  • Allan Hancock College

Job Titles Held:

  • ESL Teacher (currently) /Reading Interventionist
  • Reading Coach
  • Kindergarten Dual Language Teacher


  • Certificate Program-Educational Diagnostician
  • Master Reading Teacher Certification
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Arts

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