Dedicated Special Education Teacher focused on building each student's strength and confidence, as well as creating accommodations to promote academic, social, and behavioral success.
•Created, implemented, and evaluated lesson plans containing tiered and differentiated instruction to facilitate each student's individual abilities
• Collected and analyzed anecdotal and frequency data on individual students
•Researched methods and strategies to individualize instruction
•Integrated academic and functional skills in the classroom and community
•Implemented Behavior Intervention Plans
•Participated in Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Meetings
•Coordinated with paraprofessionals while planning and implementing lessons
•Modified activities to suit the physical needs of each student
•Co-taught general education courses
•Participated in team meetings
Talented Student Award Recipient 2011-2015; Eastern Illinois University Honors College, Member 2011-2015; Member and Treasurer of Sigma Rho Epsilon, 2012-2014; Volunteer at Special Olympics; Member of the Eastern Illinois University Special Olympics Planning Committee, 2014; Member of Prairie Central Education Association; Freshman Volleyball Coach
Classroom Instruction, Classroom Management, Community Involvement, Creative Lesson Planning, Critical Thinking, Goal Setting and Implementation, Group Instruction, Family Involvement, Learning Strategies, Multicultural populations, Parent/Teacher Conferences, Problem Solving, Research, Speaking, Students with Special Needs, Student Assessment, Student Evaluation, Teaching, Team Building, Time Management, Active Learning
Willing to relocate to the area in which I receive my next teaching position.
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