reading specialist resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Effective at developing, delivering and evaluating reading improvement plans. Well-versed in Title I requirements and different instructional strategies. Dedicated employee known for punctuality, pursuing employment options where good customer service and positive attitude will make a difference. Organized and motivated employee eager to apply time management and organizational skills in various environments. Seeking entry-level opportunities to expand skills while facilitating company growth. Flexible hard worker ready to learn and contribute to team success.

  • Program assistance
  • Testing proficiency
  • Literacy support
  • Classroom leadership
Education and Training
Concordia University Texas Austin, TX, Expected in 05/2020 Master of Science : Reading Specialist - GPA :
Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX Expected in 05/1992 Bachelor of Science : Education - GPA :
Invo Healthcare Associates Inc - Reading Specialist
Bridgewater, NJ, 08/2021 - Current
  • Prepared and utilized materials for one-on-one and group instruction.
  • Developed and deepened successful relationships with teachers in order to provide optimal support.
  • Completed and reviewed assessments to developed customized improvement plans.
  • Implemented reading instructional techniques to accomplish intervention goals.
  • Developed individual educational plans designed to promote educational, physical and social development.
  • Organized and prepared instructional materials, communiqués and reports to facilitate student learning.
  • Collaborated with other educational personnel to provide inclusive activities or programs for children with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated appropriate behaviors using behavior modeling and positive reinforcement techniques.
  • Evaluated student needs to provide helpful resources and support.
  • Adapted instructional techniques to appropriate ages and skill levels of supervised students.
  • Prioritized and organized tasks to efficiently accomplish service goals.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School - ESL Coordinator
Chicago, IL, 08/2021 - Current
  • Utilized knowledge of industry best practices to improve upon existing training methods.
  • Worked with school administrators to determine course needs and set frameworks.
  • Evaluated course performance to determine areas in need of improvement.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of varied learning modalities.
  • Offered subject matter expertise on curriculum design, selection and purchasing.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and services.
Tower Health - Elementary Education Teacher
Temple, PA, 08/2016 - 08/2021
  • Maintained positive classroom environments by reinforcing rules for behavior and relationship-building actions.
  • Maintained safe, clean, and organized classroom environment.
  • Attended in-service training and professional development courses to stay on top of policy and education changes.
  • Involved parents in student education by cultivating strong relationships.
  • Taught students subject-specific material, learning strategies and social skills.
  • Established and communicated clear learning objectives to foster student progress and academic performance.
  • Offered hands-on learning opportunities to develop student self-esteem and life skills.
  • Improved student engagement by implementing student-centered classroom management techniques to foster academic curiosity.
  • Instructed students in standardized subjects as well as general learning strategies and skills for social development and character.
  • Administered and graded class tests to evaluate student progress and comprehension.
  • Administered tests and assessed results to evaluate student understanding of material.
  • Referred to district standards to plan lessons and prepare students to take standardized assessments.
  • Oversaw class field trips to keep students safe and educate about related topics.
  • Met with parents to communicate students' progress, achievements and classroom issues.
  • Devised lesson plans in alignment with state curriculum standards and created balanced instructional programs, demonstrations and work time to meet educational and instructional goals.
  • Participated in professional development workshops during academic school year and summer.
  • Directed individualized instruction in various subjects to achieve educational goals and drive curriculum requirements.
  • Prepared, administered and graded evaluative materials such as examinations and quizzes and created and maintained accurate student records.
  • Established and enforced classroom rules and requirements and informed students and parents of school policies and procedures.
  • Delivered instruction to students in all subjects, including ELAR and Social Studies
Plains ISD - Teacher
City, STATE, 08/1994 - 07/2016
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents and teaching staff.
  • Differentiated instruction according to student skill level.
  • Helped students build learning and study skills to achieve educational goals.
  • Engaged students and boosted understanding of material using focused instructional strategies and hands-on activities.
  • Monitored student progress using exams and assignments to check for thorough understanding.
  • Assisted fellow teachers with assignment development, special projects, tests, administrative updates and grading.
  • Scheduled and held parent-teacher conferences to keep parents up-to-date on children's academic performance.
  • Created and enforced child-based, hands-on curriculum to promote student interest and receptive learning.
  • Worked outside normal hours to be available to answer parent and student questions.
  • Combined discipline plan with effective measures and lesson plans to increase concentration, participation and progress student accountability.
  • Referred to district standards to plan lessons and prepare students to take standardized assessments.
  • Assisted students with understanding lesson material through example usage.
  • Readied classroom decorations and class materials for teaching full curriculum of subjects, fostering environment conducive to creativity and development of motor skills.
  • Conferred with specialists to support needs of students with individualized educational plans.
  • Received and applied training on identifying and addressing signs of developmental disabilities, health problems and psychological indicators of unsafe environments outside classroom.
  • Alleviated learning gaps and effectively trained students in through introduction of state-of-the-art educational tools and teaching aids.
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School Attended

  • Concordia University Texas
  • Texas Tech University

Job Titles Held:

  • Reading Specialist
  • ESL Coordinator
  • Elementary Education Teacher
  • Teacher


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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