instructional specialist resume example with 16+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Resourceful and innovative Instructional Specialist with over 18 years of experience in e-learning and curriculum development for wide variety of cultural and professional backgrounds. Offering insightful analysis of content and design to create value-added learning programs that achieve desired learning outcomes. Strong communication and interpersonal skills to build relationships with stakeholders and assess learning needs. 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.

  • Team Building
  • Microsoft Office and Google Suites
  • Report Preparation and Analysis
  • Schedule Coordination
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Meeting Coordination and Support
  • School Policy and Rules Enforcement
  • Communicating with Parents and Teachers
  • Coordinating with Teachers and Specialists
  • Disability assessment testing
Western Governors University Salt Lake City, UT Expected in 05/2018 Master of Science : Special Education - GPA :
George Washington University, The Washington, DC Expected in 05/1991 Post Graduate Certificate : Information Systems - GPA :
University of The West Indies, Cavehill Campus Bridgetown, Barbados, Expected in 05/1988 Bachelor of Science : Computer Science And Accounting - GPA :
  • Member of Cavite Chorale; A classical and folk song performing group which traveled the Caribbean in concert.
  • Member of Leeward Islands Student Association; A student group that engaged in mentoring underclassmen and offering peer support by organizing study programs and extracurricular events.
  • Elected to treasurer for Sherlock Hall Student Resident Association.


  • Elementary Education, Grades 1-6
  • ESOL, PreK to Grade 12
  • Special Education, Infants to 21 years
Work History
Purdue University - Instructional Specialist
Hammond/Westville, IN, 07/2013 - Current
  • Assess and analyze data to create specially designed instruction for special populations.
  • Facilitate meetings to collaborate with peers on Maryland State Department of Education’s policies, standards, and procedures as it pertains to special populations.
  • Utilize assessment data and best practices to inform instruction.
  • Differentiate instruction to meet needs of diverse learners.
  • Build relationships and communicate with families to provide best learning experience for students.
  • Collaborate with students, parents and administrators to address and resolve students' behavioral and academic issues.
  • Create and manage Individual Education Plans to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Assist struggling students to maintain progress levels by designing individualized lesson plans focused on areas for improvement.
  • Collaborate with related service providers to ensure that needs of students are being met.
  • Plan and monitor implementation of technology-based learning programs.
Bgc Partners - Associate Faculty Member
Farmington Hills, MI, 11/2019 - 08/XXX1
  • Shifted between informal and formal methods of teaching to create multi-layered web of learning incorporating experiments, practical activities, discussions and projects into lessons.
  • Encouraged class discussions by actively soliciting input, asking open-ended questions and using techniques to track student participation.
  • Used variety of learning modalities and support materials to facilitate learning process and accentuate presentations.
  • Created positive and safe learning environment for 25 students by setting and enforcing classroom code of conduct.
  • Encouraged class discussions by building discussions into lessons, actively soliciting input, asking open-ended questions and using techniques to track student participation
  • Collaborated with tutoring, enrollment, testing and advising services to support students
  • Conducted on-going program assessment, enrollment and retention tracking
  • Collaborated with faculty and community stakeholders for program improvement
  • Graded quizzes, tests, homework and projects to provide students with timely academic progress information and feedback
  • Built strong rapport with 25 students through class discussions and academic advisement
Redeemer Christian School - Educator, Middle School
City, STATE, 08/2007 - 06/2013
  • Built learning and citizenship skills to help with personal growth in addition to increasing academic knowledge.
  • Communicated objectives for all lessons, units and projects to over 40 students and parents.
  • Led interesting and diverse group activities to engage students in course material.
  • Worked with administrators on behavioral issues to support needs of students.
  • Leveraged diverse learning strategies to prepare over 40 students for higher-level education requirements.
  • Assessed submitted class assignments, determined grades and reviewed work with struggling students to boost success chance.
Church Of The Redeemer - Project Manager
City, STATE, 08/2005 - 08/2007
  • Developed and initiated projects, managed costs, and monitored performance.
  • Reined in project costs while meeting key milestones.
  • Fostered relationships with over dozen vendors to promote positive working relationships.
  • Updated operational methods, oversaw accounting procedures, tracked information and compiled data to improve efficiency.
  • Reduced expenditures by10% by effectively negotiating vendor and service contracts to drive savings.
  • Coordinated upwards of 300 volunteers making sure that everyone was aware of and fulfilled assigned responsibilities.
  • Collaborated with Director of Operations to ensure adequate supply of materials needed to complete project.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Western Governors University
  • George Washington University, The
  • University of The West Indies, Cavehill Campus

Job Titles Held:

  • Instructional Specialist
  • Associate Faculty Member
  • Educator, Middle School
  • Project Manager


  • Master of Science
  • Post Graduate Certificate
  • Bachelor of Science

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