Well-rounded and compassionate Special Ed Teacher adept at incorporating each student's unique needs and creating effective lesson plans to accommodate them and meet their auditory, visual, tactile and kinesthetic needs.
In-depth knowledge of autism
Competent in Smartboard technology
MS Office proficient
Mother of 2 children
Elementary-Type 03, Current
Worked with over 35 special education students, grades Kindergarten through grade 6, for 8 years. Coached 6-7 students in various Special Olympic events.
Multi-Grade Teacher December 2013 to May 2016W.T. Lewis Elementary School － Bossier City, LA
Taught students in Kindergarten through 5th grade with multiple disabilities (Autism, OHI, Developmental Delays, Emotional Disorders, Learning Disabilities) Mathematics and Language Arts (Reading, Written Communication, Spelling, and Oral Communication) in a small group setting.
Developed and monitored all phases of Individual Instructional Plans (IEPs)
Actively participated in weekly faculty meetings
Daily collaboration with General Education teachers
Team taught grade 3 through grade 5 Social Studies and Science in inclusion setting
Learning Disabilities Teacher September 2008 to June 2013Kings Glen Elementary School － Springfield, VA
Team taught grade 6 Social Studies, Science, and Language Arts in inclusion setting
Taught grade 6 Mathematics and Language Arts (Reading, Written Communications, Spelling, and Oral Communication) in small group setting
Developed and monitored all phases of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
Implemented Language! Reading program (a Comprehensive Literacy Curriculum)
Team taught grades 5 and 6 with multiple disabilities Social Studies and Science in inclusion setting
Taught grades 5 and 6 with multiple disabilities Mathematics and Language Arts (Reading, Written Communications, Spelling, and Oral Communication) in small group setting
Actively participated in weekly grade level team meetings
Daily collaboration with General Education teachers.
Teacher Assistant January 2007 to June 2008Loyd E. Auman Elementary School － Fayetteville, NC
Assisted Special Education teacher with instruction in a Self-Contained classroom.
Assisted 2nd Grade teacher with instruction in a General Education classroom.
Prepared instructional materials for the Special Education and General Education teachers.
Compiled and maintained student records for Special Education and General Education teachers.
Masters : Special Education, May 2000Georgia College & State University － Milledgeville, GASpecial Education
Bachelor of Arts : English Education, May 1993St. Olaf College － Northfield, MNEnglish Education