To obtain a position with an organization that establishes a collaborative relationship that will provide opportunities, that will access children and families to community services that meet their needs.
Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Smart Notebook Software, Photostory Software, Boardmaker Software
Goal Setting and Implementation
Took the initiative to help guide and facilitate a small group within my working environment that increased a positive supportive teaching collaboration among Instructional and Lead Teachers with our Special Education Department.
Master of Arts:PsychologyJuly 2016University of the Rockies, Colorado Springs, COPsychology Mediation and Conflict Resolution
Bachelor of Arts:Social ScienceFebruary 2011Ashford University, Clinton, IowaGPA: cum laudeSocial Science cum laude
Associates Degree:Early Childhood DevelopmentAugust 2005Thomas Nelson Community College, Hampton, VirginiaEarly Childhood Development
Newport News Public SchoolsNewport News, VirginiaInstructional Assistant08/2007 to Current
Special Education Provide enrichment activities for preschoolers diagnosed with a broad range of disorders and\or developmental delays such as speech, motor and social delays and other disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Emotional Disturbance, and various physical and behavior challenges.
Assists with ensuring that each student acquires the knowledge, skills, and competencies consistent with his\her potential as determined by their individual educational plan.
Plans, supervises and prepares therapeutic activities designed to educate students on social, self-help, coping, anger management and communication skills in order to ensure placement in the least restrictive environments possible Build working, child centered relationships with parents as well as other treatment providers including school staff and administration, social workers, occupational therapists, behavioral counselors, and others in order to foster a sense of community for the children.
Generates individualized behavior management plans and charts to motivate children to modify behaviors as needed.
Provide supportive counseling and crisis intervention services during the school day.
Provide students with assistive devices, supportive technology, and assistance accessing facilities such as restrooms.
Assists the teacher with the general management of daily classroom activities.
Downtown Hampton Child Development CenterHampton, VirginiaTeacher Assistant09/2005 to 05/2007
2 year old class Assisted the teacher with the general management of classroom activities including mealtimes, instructional lessons, art activities, and playtime.
Established and maintained a positive rapport with students, parents, and related service professionals.
Childtime Learning CenterHampton, VirginiaTeacher Assistant09/2004 to 11/2004
2 year old class Assisted in providing a stimulating and diverse program of play and learning opportunities such as storytelling, art projects and color and number games.
Assisted in organizing the classroom and monitored and recorded each child's progress and growth throughout the program.
Childtime Children's CenterHampton, Virginia06/2004 to 08/2004
Observed infant and toddler classrooms, created lesson plan presentations, conducted a case study, and attended workshops pertaining to early childhood.
Old Hampton Child Development CenterHampton, Virginia03/2000 to 06/2000
Assisted children in daily morning activities and routines such as feeding, changing clothes and going to the restroom.
New Horizons Regional Education CenterHampton, Virginia09/1998 to 06/2000
Prepared lesson plans, directed children in lessons, toileting, and group activities.
Handled discipline and snack preparation.
art, Autism, charts, color, communication skills, strong communication skills, computer applications, Conflict Resolution, counseling, Crisis Intervention, general management, lesson plan, lesson plans, Mediation, Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Word, organizing, presentations, progress, rapport, speech, teacher, time management, toileting, workshops