SECA (Special Education Classroom Assistant) focused on being a good role model to students by exhibiting and reinforcing positive behaviors. Extensive experience in a therapy-based environment. Paraprofessional versed in collaborating with teachers and parents to best meet each individual's unique needs. Attentive to the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of each student.
Worked with over 25-30 special education students, grades 9 through 12, for 3 years
Worked in a severe and profound cluster at Jones College Prep HS
Student-Centered Curriculum Planning
Developed mid-semester evaluation for students to give feedback about current curriculum and suggest alternative course materials and subjects for remainder of year.
Regularly met with parents to discuss student issues and course weakness areas.
Served as student mentor and counselor for students when academic problems and personal adjustments arose, meeting with guardians to reach solutions.
Chicago Public SchoolsChicago, ILParaprofessional / SECA09/2014 to Current
Applied the positive reinforcement method to redirect negative behaviors.
Promoted language development skills through reading and storytelling.
Conducted small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs.
Observed students to supply teachers with feedback regarding potential learning blocks and opportunities for support.
Supplied one-on-one attention to each student, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout the day to keep them engaged.
Supported students in developing strategies for individual needs and classroom group dynamics.
Associate of Arts:Liberal Arts2007Schoolcraft Community College, Livonia, MI, United States
Organizational Leadership2005Purdue University, West Lafette, IN, United States
High School Diploma2005Hales Franciscan High School , Chicago, IL, United States
State of Illinois Paraprofessional Certification, 2014 - present
State of Illinois Substitute Certification for Charter Schools 2014 - present