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lead special education teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Dedicated Special Education Teacher with focus on individual student needs across academic and emotional development. Empathetic and accommodating in design and implementation of hands-on lessons, catering to diverse learning abilities. Proficient in employing constant communication with teachers and parents in efforts to deliver educational tools fostering academic achievement. Collaborates well with classroom teachers to offer supportive strategies for behavior management and lesson accommodations for student success in the classroom. Committed to modeling, mentoring, and assisting my special education team in being compliant with IEP procedures and the implementation of best practices in special education.

Skills
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Student records management
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Accuracy and Attention to detail
  • Organizational Skills
Work History
08/2021 to Current Lead Special Education Teacher Merakey | Fort Worth, TX,
  • Deliver effective and differentiated classroom instruction to a range of students with specific learning disabilities.
  • Annotate and modify general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Redirect students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS) or create and implement an individual point system to encourage positive behavior.
  • Partner with regular education teachers in math and reading to analyze student data, discuss lesson plans, look at student growth, and discuss co-teaching opportunities when applicable.
  • Coordinate special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule.
  • Cultivate connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents.
  • Create and manage IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Collaborates with parents and local school staff regarding instructional decision-making for students with disabilities
  • Instruct students in core academic areas and specialized reading groups with specific learning disabilities.
  • Assist struggling students to maintain progress levels by designing individualized lesson plans focused on areas for improvement.
  • Maintains communication with special education staff, local school personnel, and parents regarding the referral, evaluation, identification, and effective programming for students with disabilities.
  • Maintains student confidentiality and monitors confidential files for students with disabilities.
  • Consults with teachers and ancillary staff regarding Individual Education Program (IEP) development, extended school year, behavioral interventions, and transition plans for students with disabilities.
  • Collaborates with appropriate school-based personnel to assure accurate documentation and timely data input/submission for students with disabilities.
  • Conducts staff meetings to develop IEPs, attends all appropriate IEP meetings (i.e. Promotion/Retention, Amendments, Eligibility Redetermination, Initial Eligibility meetings).
  • Reviews, monitors and meets timelines for IEPs, referrals, initial eligibilities, and re-evaluations during the school year.
08/2016 to 05/2021 Special Education Teacher-Grades 3rd, 4th and 5th Ascension Parish School Board-Central Primary | City, STATE,
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Taught multiple subjects to students with intellectual or emotional disabilities.
  • Instructed students in core academic areas and specialized reading groups.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Assisted struggling students to maintain progress levels by designing individualized lesson plans focused on areas for improvement.
08/1998 to 05/2016 Elementary School Teacher- 3rd and 4th Grade Ascension Parish School Board-Central Primary | City, STATE,
  • Implemented classroom management improvements to enhance class morale and engagement.
  • Assessed student progress by administering tests and evaluating results.
  • Built positive relationships with parents to involve families in educational process.
  • Drove student learning by establishing clear classroom plans and group objectives, as well as actionable strategies to achieve each goal.
  • Stayed abreast of changes to school and district policies as well as new trends in education by attending professional development courses and in-service trainings.
  • Adapt teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying academic, including both individual and group work.
  • Plan and implement math, science and social studies lesson plans in accordance with district, state and federal guidelines and standards.
  • Meet with parents, guardians, administrators, and counselors to address and resolve students’ academic and behavioral issues.
  • Create and update an individual growth plan for students to track student work and create specific next steps based on students’ needs.
  • Foster student curiosity and interest in learning through hands-on activities.
Education
Expected in 07/2010 to to Master of Science | Educational Leadership Louisiana State University And A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA GPA:
Expected in 05/1998 to to Alternative Teaching Certification Program | Elementary Education: Grades 1-4 Louisiana State University And A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA GPA:
Expected in 08/1993 to to Bachelor of Science | Child Life Specialist Louisiana State University And A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA GPA:

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School Attended

  • Louisiana State University And A&M College
  • Louisiana State University And A&M College
  • Louisiana State University And A&M College

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher-Grades 3rd, 4th and 5th
  • Elementary School Teacher- 3rd and 4th Grade

Degrees

  • Master of Science
  • Alternative Teaching Certification Program
  • Bachelor of Science

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