Dedicated, energetic Intervention Teacher with Special Education degree and experience delivering reading instruction to struggling K-5 students in a turnaround school district. Teaching experience has been enhanced by a successful technology sales career.
Improve reading levels of struggling students K-2 in a high poverty district through small group instruction using research-based methods.
Evaluate student progress using district and national assessments and working with classroom teachers to create and modify interventions.
Continuously move students out of interventions based on documented success.
Serve on school leadership team and parent involvement committee
Taught literacy blocks for struggling 4th and 5th grade readers
Taught intervention groups using phonics-based strategies
Provided intervention for low performing math students and enrichment activities for high performing 5th graders
Lead Parent-School Connections committee, served on PBS committee
20+ years in computer sales and marketing in the private sector
Gained a business-based perspective on education
Developed presentation, writing and technology skills
University of Colorado Denver: Techniques in Teaching English as a Second Language
BOCES: CRF Reading First Course Modules
Trained in several reading programs:
Wilson, Orton Gillingham, Language!; Have also used Horizons, Phonics for Reading, Rewards, McGraw Hill Treasures, Everyday Math
Experienced in administering the following assessments:
DIBELS, WIDA, CSAP, CTOBS, Core Phonics Survey
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