exceptional children teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

An Exceptional Children Teacher, equipped with the positive attitude and patience necessary to teach special education. Extensive experience working with children and adults with multiple disabilities, autism, and/or cognitive impairments since the age of eighteen years old.

  • Won “Teacher of the Month” award at Hobbton High School in 2016-17.
  • Classroom management
  • Lesson Planning
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Relationship-Building
  • Supervision
  • Written Communication
  • Computer skills
  • Reading comprehension
  • Microsoft office software proficiency
Work History
Exceptional Children Teacher, 01/2009 - Current
Sampson County Schools City, STATE,
  • Created strategies to meet the needs of students with mentally and physically disabilities.
  • Teach Extensions of the NC Common Core Standards in a self-contained classroom.
  • Implement and teach a life skills program.
  • Designed and implemented a reinforcement system to encourage positive behavior.
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with the master schedule.
  • Redirect poor behavior using the positive reinforcement method.
  • Serve as Exceptional Children Representative for the School Improvement team.
  • Connect students and their families with community service and resource agencies.
  • Display sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic needs of the students and families served.
  • Collaborate and communicate with service providers such as occupational, physical and speech therapy.
Tutorial Teacher, 10/2017 - 05/2019
Project Outreach - City, STATE,
  • Planned lessons for allotted time to strengthen weak subjects and build skills.
  • Collaborated with students to complete homework assignments, identify lagging skills and correct weaknesses.
  • Maintained detailed files and created charts tracking students learning progress.
  • Provided early intervention assistance to struggling students.
  • Met with students and discussed educational goals and expectations.
  • Prepared lesson plans to meet goals identified in students' individualized study plans.
  • Developed student confidence though attentive instruction in Language Arts, applying positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Collaborated with parents to create tutoring sessions appropriate for student's age, learning preference and learning style.
  • Stressed importance of good study habits and developed homework schedules, encouraging students to create personalized study plans.
Exceptional Children Teacher, 08/1998 - 06/2009
Duplin County Schools City, STATE,
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide them with comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Created strategies to meet the needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
  • Taught reading, language arts and math in a self-contained classroom.
  • Instructed students with disabilities, including moderate intellectual disability, Downs Syndrome and Autism.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout the day.
  • Established a safe play environment for the students.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
  • Serve as Special Education Chairperson for the School Improvement Team.
  • Organized instruction material, including work task boxes and setting up work areas.
Habilitation Technician I and II, 12/1989 - 08/1998
O'Berry Center City, STATE,
  • Responded appropriately to the physical, emotional and developmental needs of residents.
  • Assisted with residents transfer and ambulation.
  • Assisted patients with bathing, oral hygiene, grooming, feeding and elimination.
  • Helped residents move in and out of beds, baths and wheelchairs.
  • Attended case conference, supervision, departmental, and outside meetings and trainings as requested.
  • Charted weekly progress notes and quarterly summaries.
  • Collaborated with other area service providers.
  • Developed and implemented a schedule of therapeutic activities with and for individual residents.
  • Routinely collaborated with department managers to correct problems and improve services.
  • Monitored Infection Control and Critical Incidents, Risk Management and Quality Improvement plans.
  • Communicated both verbally and nonverbally with the residents to provide them with comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
Teacher's Certification: Special Education - General Studies: Special Education, Expected in 06/2011
East Carolina - Greenville, North Carolina ,
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Bachelor of Science: Psychology, Coursework, Expected in 1997
Mount Olive University - Mount Olive, NC
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Recipient of the Mount Olive College Residential Assistant

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School Attended

  • East Carolina
  • Mount Olive University

Job Titles Held:

  • Exceptional Children Teacher
  • Tutorial Teacher
  • Exceptional Children Teacher
  • Habilitation Technician I and II


  • Teacher's Certification: Special Education - General Studies
  • Bachelor of Science

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