To secure a position with a well established school and a stable environment that will lead to a long lasting relationship in the field of Early Childhood or Special Education where I will be able to utilize my strong organizational skills, educational background, work experience, and the ability to work well with students, teachers and parents.
Conflict resolution techniques
Crisis Prevention Intervention
First Aid, CPR
Excellent communication skills
Devoted to ensuring student's progress
Differentiate Lesson Planning
Group and individual instruction
Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Hiring Committee for Prospective Teachers
Microsoft Word, Excel
Grand Canyon UniversityPhoenix, AZBachelor of Science: Special Education/Elementary EducationSumma Cum Laude
DeKalb County School District- Interrelated Teacher Lithonia, GA07/2019 - Current
Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals and conduct the annual IEP meetings.
Maintain a caseload of 13 students.
Progress monitoring (collect data for students).
Provide support services and instructions to help students growth in skills.
Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
Make the necessary accommodations and modifications based from the student's IEP goals.
Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to diverse range of developmentally challenged students.
Consultation and Direct instruction used to support children with disabilities.
Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
Ensure the students are being properly serviced and supported in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) possible.
Advocates for programs that help the students learn.
Research and use various types of programs that meet students learning needs.
Teach, model, and demonstrate strategies that help students.
Teach the same grade level curriculum at a slower pace.
Used lower grade material to build foundations and prerequisite knowledge.
Collaborative Planning with the third-grade team.
Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
International Community School- Lead First Grade Teacher, Certified Teacher Decatur, GA01/2015 - 07/2019
Deliver instruction for reading, math, social studies, and science for a minimum of 25 students with diverse backgrounds (ESOL).
Responsible for developing lesson plans based on student needs, International Baccalaureate Curriculum, and Georgia Standards of Excellence.
Assessed student learning progress and comprehension with routine tests and standardized examinations.
Administered Fountas and Pinnell quarterly to ensure reading growth (Guided reading).
Administered MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) Testing quarterly to implement instruction, small groups and the RTI process if needed.
Ensured a positive, safe, and nurturing classroom environment.
Developed learning materials that are student driven, meaningful, and center based.
Met weekly with first grade team members to check in, ideas, and collaborate on lesson planning.
Mentored New teachers and Fifth grade IB Mentor to build trusting relationships, advice, providing support, listening ear, ideas, resources and assist with adapting to new environment.
Communicated and built relationships with parents and students.