middle school special education teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

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. Resilient Special Education Teacher familiar with challenges associated with teaching special needs children. Remains positive under times of stress or conflict. Works well with classroom teachers to develop accommodations and special techniques for mainstream classroom inclusion. As a special education teacher, I am equipped with a positive attitude and patience necessary to teach special education. Helpful Resource Teacher extensively trained in helping students with special needs. Equipped to provide appropriate learning techniques and behavioral redirection for children with learning disabilities. Upbeat and devoted to promoting student learning and enhancing individual potential. Skillful in directing classroom environments and enhancing student behavior through positive and forward-thinking approaches. Caring relationship-builder with analytical mindset and good decision-making skills. Accomplished special education teacher who is successful in classroom management, student evaluations and test preparation. Proven history of improving student learning outcomes by adapting lesson plans to student needs. Dedicated to promoting academic performance and fostering social skills and character development.

  • Student records management
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Behavioral improvements
  • Student Progress Reporting
  • Motivating Students
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Lesson Planning
  • Classroom management
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Team collaboration
  • Time management
Mount Marty College Yankton, SD Expected in No Degree : Education - GPA :

I went to Mount Marty College from May 1994-May 1996 studying Elementary Education. I transferred to Buena Vista College in August 1996

Buena Vista College Storm Lake, IA, Expected in 05/1998 Bachelor of Arts : Education - GPA :

K-12 Athletic Coach

K-6 Teacher Elementary Classroom

K-8 Reading

Buena Vista University Storm Lake, IA Expected in 05/2001 K-8 Multicategorical Resource Mild : Special Education - GPA :
University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA Expected in 05/2018 Special Education : Special Education - GPA :

K-8 Instructional Strategist I: Mild/Moderate

K-12 Instructional Strategist II: ID

Work History
Explore Schools - Middle School Special Education Teacher
Brooklyn, NY, 08/2001 - Current
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of diverse students.
  • Communicated with children to provide comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
  • Taught students in variety of settings, including self-contained and resource environments.
  • Instructed students with academic and behavior disabilities.
  • Worked in self-contained and resource environments to teach students variety of skills.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Collaborated with numerous departments and standard education teachers.
  • Worked with students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs.
  • Redirected poor behavior using positive reinforcement
Bright Horizons Family Solutons - Kindergarten Teacher
Bright Horizons At, WI, 08/1998 - 05/1999
  • Pioneered multi-age kindergarten and first-grade class to build early literacy and math skills and promote independent reading.
  • Delivered structured lessons on readiness skills by emphasizing phonics, language skills, literature and handwriting.
  • Arranged parent-teacher conferences to address student progress and collaboratively set goals for areas of improvement.
  • Cultivated language skills through use of traditional poems, nursery rhymes and riddles to help students develop comprehension, vocabulary and love of language.
  • Assessed comprehensive student growth including academic, social and personal skills.
  • Collaborated in planning, organizing and implementing instructional programs to facilitate academic, intellectual and social development.
  • Encouraged and prepared students to become independent readers through systematic, multi-sensory instruction in phonemic awareness and decoding skills.
  • Exercised good classroom management focused on positive behavior support by clearly articulating fair and consistent expectations along with appropriate natural consequences.
  • Reported to parents and administration about student progress.
  • Collaborated with other faculty and staff to promote rigorous learning opportunities, general well-being of school and collective interest of staff and student body.
  • Created, managed and participated in variety of learning environments and activities to support opportunities for students to develop full potential and achieve learning objectives.
  • Played games with students to increase understanding of subjects.
Good Samaritan Center - Ceritfied Nursing Assistant
City, STATE, 05/1993 - 08/1998
  • Monitored, tracked and conveyed important patient information to healthcare staff to help optimize treatment planning and care delivery.
  • Helped patients effectively manage routine bathing, grooming and other hygiene needs.

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School Attended

  • Mount Marty College
  • Buena Vista College
  • Buena Vista University
  • University of Northern Iowa

Job Titles Held:

  • Middle School Special Education Teacher
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Ceritfied Nursing Assistant


  • No Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • K-8 Multicategorical Resource Mild
  • Special Education

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