Special Education Teacher with three years experience in resource (modified) and severe disabilities elementary education. Demonstrated skill in individualizing instruction based on students' needs and interests. Additionally, four years experience as a toddler and preschool teacher.
Tennessee teaching certificate with endorsements in K-12 modified and comprehensive special education.
IEP development knowledge
Trained in differentiated instruction
Flexible and adaptive
Interested in spreading God's love on an international platform
04/2017 to Current
Independent Contractor-ESL TeacherVIPKIDS － Beijing, ChinaI work as an ESL teacher to implement VIPKIDS curriculum on an online platform to students aged four to twelve living in China. Lessons last approximately twenty-five minutes using an interactive powerpoint. I also provide feedback to parents and other educators at the conclusion of each lesson to enhance student outcomes.
08/2015 to 08/2016
Resource K-1 Special Education TeacherHawkins County Schools － Rogersville, TNAs a resource teacher, I coordinated and implemented the school's special education program for students with mild to moderate disabilities. I maintained all special education files and conducted behavioral and educational assessments to assist in the diagnosis of the identified needs of students. I provided instruction and remediation in a small group setting in targeted goal areas specific to each student. My main focus areas were phonics instruction and remedial math.
08/2012 to 08/2014
CDC TeacherSullivan County Schools － Blountville, TNAs a CDC teacher, I worked with students with moderate to severe disabilities to acquire individualized educational goals. Goals focused on reading, math, science, social studies, social skills, motor development, and emotional/behavioral health as appropriate. I held IEP meetings with parents, administrators, and other team members to set child-specific goals properly aligned to TN state standards. I periodically assessed the student and made necessary adjustments to their educational plan in collaboration with other service providers.
08/2008 to 07/2012
Toddler/Preschool Assistant TeacherThe Child Study Center － Johnson City, TNI established positive relationships with young learners, parents, fellow teachers and center administrators. I encouraged the development of age appropriate developmental goals for toddlers and preschool students.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Special EducationEast Tennessee State University － Johnson City, TN, USA