Creative Elementary Education Teacher and Special Education Paraprofessional skilled at developing a wide range of engaging activities appropriate for children and adults with special needs. Also, versed in crisis management and establishing direct, clear and helpful boundaries with children and adults of varying emotional and intellectual capacities. Experience using animals for therapy and behavior modification.
Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.Supervised field trips to local parks, fire stations and zoos.Supported students in developing strategies for individual needs and classroom group dynamics.Supplied one-on-one attention to each student, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
Created and implemented developmentally-appropriate curriculum that addressed all learning styles.Distributed quarterly educational assessments, similar to report cards, to each parent.Incorporated music, art and theater into lesson planning.Developed professional relationships with parents, teachers, directors and therapists.Collaborated with colleagues on developing new classroom projects and monthly themes.
Managed classrooms during the absence of assigned teachers.Implemented a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations.Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement.
Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning.Implemented remedial programs for students requiring extra assistance.Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards.Differentiated instruction according to student ability and skill level.Attended various workshops and coached peers in the latest developments in educational standards.
Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement.Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards.Taught students in various stages of cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional development.Taught after-school and summer enrichment programs.
Adhered to high standards of safety, cleanliness and professionalism.Assisted veterinarians in examining animals.Restrained animals during veterinary procedures.
Managed quality communication, customer support and product representation for each client.Mentored less experienced staff on caring for and socializing animals.Worked as a team member performing cashier duties, product assistance and cleaning.Maintained up-to-date knowledge of store policies regarding payments, returns and exchanges.
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