idd special education educator resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

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.

  • Trained fellow teachers on the procedures for completing Individual Education Plans.
  • Supervised team of 5 staff members.
  • AClaireed a federal grant from the Office of Special Education through the U.S. Department of Education to pay for my Birth through Kindergarten teaching license with the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.
  • Student records management
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Child development
  • Disability assessment testing
  • Lesson Planning
  • Trained in CPI
  • Classroom management
  • Self-motivated professional
  • Monitoring
  • Curriculum Mapping Proficiency
  • IEP Expertise
  • Project Management Specialist
  • Budgeting Understanding
Work History
05/2021 to Current
IDD Special Education Educator RHA Howell Center City, STATE,
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students.
  • Collaborated with students with multiple degrees of special needs to accomplish various tasks.
  • Partnered with standard education teachers from across academic departments.
  • Instructed students with physical and cognitive disabilities.
  • Provided life skills programming for students with moderate to severe autism.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Taught multiple subjects to students with intellectual or emotional disabilities.
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Managed team of 5 employees, overseeing, training, and professional growth of employees5
09/2017 to 02/2021
Exceptional Children Preschool Teacher Craven County Schools City, STATE,
  • Identified children's collective and individual learning needs to plan, prepare and deliver instruction designed to maximize individual learning and capture interest.
  • Prepared lesson plans and executed different modalities to accelerate individual success.
  • Communicated with parents and faculty to develop strong sense of collaboration between teachers, students and parents.
  • Organized learning resources and classroom environment to facilitate positive learning experience for over 15 students.
  • Balanced individual and group instruction to accommodate different academic levels and learning styles.
  • Utilized pre-made and self-made assessments to determine student weaknesses and strengths.
  • Implemented and designed developmentally appropriate and play-based multi-sensory lessons and activities to develop gross and fine motor skills.
  • Improved behavior by modeling positive choices and teaching socially-acceptable options.
  • Mentored new teachers on student progress monitoring and legal document preparation.
  • Designed individual education plans to encourage student growth according to different learning abilities and needs.
  • Coordinated regular meetings to share and analyze student performance data and success plans with colleagues and parents.
  • Provided professional development training to educate faculty and staff on laws and regulations governing special education.
  • Planned daily activities to keep students engaged and on track with learning goals.
  • Worked closely with parents and guardians to address students' issues on multiple fronts.
  • Helped students with special needs integrate into general classroom environments by advocating for individual requirements and helping teachers solve problems.
  • Promoted memory, cognition and language development with hands-on activities and individualized instruction.
  • Applied proven strategies to improve students' sensory- and perceptual-motor skills.
08/2015 to 09/2017
Exceptional Children Preschool Teacher's Assistant Craven County Schools City, STATE,
  • Assisted in preparation of classroom and instruction materials.
  • Worked collaboratively to support student independence, empowerment and learning.
  • Set up classroom equipment and organized activities.
  • Promoted positive and safe environment for student learning.
  • Provided instruction and support under supervision of teacher.
  • Understood and acclimated to teacher's routine to provide classroom coverage.
  • Worked with students to promote learning and pro-social development.
  • Communicated with teachers and other district personnel to assist in evaluating progress and implementing IEP objectives.
  • Maintained classroom equipment and work area to promote safe learning environment and meet mandated requirements.
  • Assisted with communication methods to keep parents informed about child's development and behavioral issues.
  • Observed students' performance and recorded relevant data to assess progress.
  • Promoted good study habits and student independence to improve quality of student outcomes.
  • Implemented behavioral plans for students with behavior disorders or other special conditions to present and reinforce learning concepts.
  • Observed individuals or groups of students in variety of settings to maintain safe and positive learning environment.
  • Responded to emergency situations to resolve immediate safety concerns or direct appropriate personnel for resolution.
  • Led projects and analyzed data to identify opportunities for improvement.
09/2013 to 01/2015
Exceptional Children's Preschool Teacher Assistant Carteret County Schools City, STATE,
  • Promoted physical, academic and social development by implementing diverse classroom and outside activities.
  • Maintained well-controlled classrooms by clearly outlining standards and reinforcing positive behaviors.
  • Promoted sensory development by providing access to different textures.
  • Observed children to identify individuals in need of additional support and developed strategies to improve assistance.
  • Consulted with parents to build and maintain positive support networks and support continuing education strategies.
  • Taught children with creative approaches, methods and techniques.
  • Maintained tidy and clean classroom consistent with safety and health standards.
  • Encouraged children to interact with each other and participate in group activities.
  • Assisted teacher with developing creative program suitable for preschool children.
  • Educated students in foundational concepts such as shapes, numbers and letters.
  • Applied play-based strategies to provide diverse approaches to learning.
  • Organized snack time and nap hours.
  • Helped new preschool children get used to classes by giving one-on-one support.
  • Increased student satisfaction by frequently communicating with students about needs and adapting lessons to interests and classroom progress.
Expected in 05/2019 to to
Birth Through Kindergarten Initial Licensure : Early Childhood Education
University North Carolina Greensboro - Greensboro,
Expected in 05/2017 to to
Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood Education
University of Mount Olive - Mount Olive, NC
Expected in 05/2014 to to
Associate of Science: Early Childhood Education
Craven Community College - New Bern, NC

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • University North Carolina Greensboro
  • University of Mount Olive
  • Craven Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • IDD Special Education Educator
  • Exceptional Children Preschool Teacher
  • Exceptional Children Preschool Teacher's Assistant
  • Exceptional Children's Preschool Teacher Assistant


  • Birth Through Kindergarten Initial Licensure
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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