Education professional driven to create an environment that promotes hands-on learning for children at all stages of the learning process. Teacher for 36 years in public classroom environment collaborating with teachers, parents and administrators to best meet each student's individual needs mainly in special education and regular education inclusion settings related to learning disabilities and behavioral disorders in the young child. Experienced in computer programming related to individualized programming, classroom planning and progress tracking.
Managed classes of Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) of 10-13 students and classes of Kindergarten students of up to 22 and classes of second graders of up to 30
Designed and carried out weekly lesson plans focused on age and level-appropriate state and district mandated material/learning goals
Developed and monitored student progress on IEP and TEA learning goals
Developed tracking forms for district wide teacher use
Maintained good communication with parents, cooperating teachers and local/district administrators
Conducted small group and individual classroom activities based on differentiated learning needs.Applied the positive reinforcement method to redirect negative behaviors.Promoted language development skills through reading and storytelling.Organized field trips to local parks, fire stations and zoos.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.Communicated effectively with educators from various grade levels.Prepared daily and weekly lesson plans. Managed classroom and student planning and tracking with district and state monitored computer programs.Developed and presented many district level staff training programs. Nominated for Teacher of the Year twice. Participated in and served as leadership for many local campus committees and boards.
Recipient of Texas Valedictorian Scholarship
Graduated with Highest Honors
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