A highly motivated, dedicated, and experienced K-12 special education teacher, committed to the success of all individuals in every aspect of their lives. Well organized and able to balance multiple responsibilities when needed. Strong skills in the areas of communication, teamwork, data keeping and analysis, technology, math and reading curriculums and interventions, and classroom management, as well as a deep understanding of special education requirements. Striving to provide an engaging, challenging, and rewarding learning environment where all individuals have the opportunity to succeed.
August 2015 to Current
Bering Strait School DistrictSaint Michael, AlaskaPreK-5 Special Education Teacher
Created and managed IEPs using online IEP programs, Goalview and TieNet Implemented CHAMPS positive behavior management system to mange classroom and school-wide behavior Proficient with the Eureka math program Used the reading intervention program, Read Naturally to increase student fluency and comprehension Participated in the school's Solutions Team to provide a proactive approach to assisting students and families with academic, behavioral and attendance needs Provided academic, social and emotional, speech, and occupational and physical therapy services Assisted with transition for students from pre-school to Kindergarten Developed and managed elementary 504 plans Used Marzano's learning rubrics to allow students to track their own progress towards learning targets.
August 2014 to July 2015
Deer Valley Unified School DistrictPhoenix, ArizonaK-4 Special Education Teacher
Proficient with the online IEP program, IEP-Pro Developed individual data binders to allow students to track their own learning and to provide a guideline for planning and teaching appropriate instruction Serviced students with visual impairments, Autism, and various health needs Taught the Engage New York math program at multiple grade levels Used hands on learning tools, such as Touch Math to increase student understanding and engagement Increased student vocabulary through the program, Visualizing and Verbalizing Used the reading intervention programs, My Sidewalks and Edmark Modified materials to allow students to access general education curriculum Set yearly student learning objectives that were monitored three times a year for growth Supervised teacher candidates during their teacher education programs Implemented the Make Your Day behavior intervention program Communicated regularly with general education teachers and related services providers to ensure all students were receiving the adequate support needed to be successful Collaboratively worked with and guided multiple paraprofessionals Held the position as 504 Coordinator Participated on the Stakeholders Relationships team to increase community and family involvement with the school Wrote and administered tests and evaluations adapted to the abilities of students.
August 2011 to May 2014
Bering Strait School DistrictStebbins, AlaskaK-12 Special Education Teacher
Developed and maintained Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for students with mild to severe disabilities that consisted of weekly documentation, learning goals and objectives, accommodations and quarterly reports Reviewed IEPs for state compliance Created 504 plans to provide students with the support they needed to be successful in the classroom Managed LEP, 504, and SPED accommodations for classroom and testing use Consulted with teachers on modifications and accommodations to use within the classroom Instructed and trained others to use the Reading Mastery program Taught the Success For All (SFA) reading program Served as a member of our CHAMPS Team, while implementing the program in the classroom Designed lessons in a variety of content areas for students with special needs Successfully implemented various behavior and academic interventions for individuals and small groups Provided speech and language and physical and occupational therapy services to students on a regular basis Used data collection and analysis to improve teaching Coordinated a transition camp for 6 through 12 grade students with special needs Monitored multiple paraprofessionals on a daily basis Held the position as school testing coordinator.
University of Alaska Southeast Juneau, AlaskaMathematics Education Master of Education
Concordia University Chicago River Forest, IllinoisSpecial Education Bachelor of Arts
Alaska Professional Teaching License, Special Education K-12 and Mathematics K-8
Arizona Provisional License, Cross Categorical Special Ed K-12 and Structured English Immersion K-12
Illinois Type 10 Certification LBSI, Special Education