(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Skilled educator with a hands-on approach to enhancing student literacy. Collaborative and hardworking team player with a student-focused mentality and exceptional organizational, planning and communication skills. Credentialed in Florida, Michigan. Arizona, Chicago and NewYou.

History of successfully planning, delivering and assessing reading intervention plans. Compliant with Title 1 guidelines and knowledgeable about a wide range of successful strategies.

Reading Specialist with over 20 years of successful experience in reading and literacy. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to success in Reading.. Strengths in reading and writing backed by training in Orton Gilligham

Forward-thinking individual with love of reading and dedication to educating students. Offering more than [Number] years of assessing skills and enacting engaging lesson plans.25

  • Title 1 compliance
  • Teacher collaboration
  • Intervention planning
  • One-on-one support
  • Improvement plans
  • Student records management
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Classroom Management
  • Student progress reportin
  • MS Office
  • Lesson Planning
  • Team Building
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  • Experienced with [Technology]
  • Parent-teacher relations
  • Differentiated instruction
GrandCanyon University Phoenix, AZ, Expected in 2021 Associate of Applied Science : Professional Counseling - GPA :
Harvard University Cambridge, MA Expected in 2021 Associate of Arts : Education of Individuals With Vision Impairments - GPA :
Indiana University Bloomington Bloomington, IN Expected in 2021 Bachelor of Arts : Education of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs - GPA :
University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, MI Expected in 1986 J.D. : Law - GPA :
Univeristy of Detroit Madonna Livonia, MI, Expected in 1995 Master of Science : Science Teacher Education - GPA :
University of The West Indies West Undies Trinidad, Expected in 2003 Master of Science : World Hunger Relief - GPA :
University of South Florida 5th Street St.Petersburg Fla., Expected in 2003 Master of Arts : Reading Specialist - GPA :
Concordia University Portland, OR Expected in 05/2014 Master of Science : MASTERS iN CURRICULUM - GPA :
Grand Canyon University Phoenix, AZ Expected in Master of Science : Professional Counseling (pending) - GPA :
Work History
Hickman Mills C-1 School District - Reading Specialist
Kansas City, MO, 08/2014 - 08/2015
  • Developed goals and realistic plans for achieving each target
  • Wrote and delivered customized instruction to individual students and groups
  • Used approaches such as Guided READING, Turn and Talk to achieve dramatic results with students
  • Instructed students in thirteen students in academic areas and 3 reading groups
  • Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to diverse range of developmentally challenged students
  • Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students
Mr. John Sandford - Neighborhood Legal Services
City, STATE, 03/1990 - 08/1996
  • Organized legal filing system to maximize efficiency
  • Authored over 90 affidavits for use in different pro bono law cases
  • Attended depositions and court proceedings and prepared summaries on cases
  • Created highly researched and articulate legal paperwork such as pleadings, contracts and briefs
  • Conferred with clients and other involved parties to gather and track case information
  • Managed day-to-day legal activities such as subpoena services for inner city office with one attorney
  • Provided assistance on compliance projects
  • Supervised appointment scheduling for one attorneys and made adjustments and changes through Microsoft application
A Consortium Of Women Including Myself - Therapist for a shelter for Abuse Women
City, STATE, 03/1979 - 08/1985
  • Encouraged patients to discuss experiences in group and individual settings
  • Prescribed and monitored psychiatric medications and recommended clinical interventions when needed
  • Mediated conflicts within families to clarify and resolve underlying issues
  • Managed caseload of 7 patients with substance dependence and co-occurring Axis I and Axis II disorders
  • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments
  • Utilized positive uncertainty and multi-systemic family systems therapy to encourage clients and help to handle ambiguity, accept inconsistencies and trust intuition in decision-making
  • Used Talk Therapy methodologies to help patients during therapy sessions
  • Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning
  • Applied array of different methodologies to assist patients with therapy
  • Delivered client assessments for those struggling with addiction or relationship issues and implemented strategies based on client needs
  • Ran individual therapy and family therapy sessions for children ages 5 to 13
  • Created and cultivated project guidelines and leveraged student feedback to create and launch self esteem programs as well as G.E.D. program that was widely received by all stakeholders
  • Worked collaboratively with other mental health professionals to provide consistent care and minimize diversion
  • Led educational seminars and lectures at local community mental health centers to expand awareness of mental health symptoms and issues
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural and linguistic needs of clients and families served
  • Maintained caseload of more than 12 children in public schools and group home placements
  • Handled 6 calls per 1 hour to address customer inquiries and concerns

University Of Michigan Depression Center - Emergency or Suicide Operator
City, STATE, 06/1978 - 08/1979
  • Provided tools for clients and families to communicate better and negotiate issues for improved family relationships
  • Developed and implemented intensive individualized treatment plans addressing family relationship problems, destructive patterns of behavior and other psychosocial issues
  • Encouraged clients and family members to practice and use skills and strategies for confronting problems constructively
  • Assisted in coordination of all mental health support services provided by care team
  • Documented patient information through analyzing data, interview notes and test results, and identified and diagnosed nature of clients' problems
  • Referred clients to specialists, educational outreach programs or social service agencies for additional interventional needs
  • Toastmasters
  • Rotary International
  • Prison book Programs
  • Lamda Literacy
  • Pen America
  • We Need Diverse Book
  • 826 N.A.TO.
  • VIDA Women in literacy
  • Reach out to Read
  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence(NCADV)
  • American Sign Language Teacher
  • American Counseling Association

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School Attended

  • GrandCanyon University
  • Harvard University
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • Univeristy of Detroit Madonna
  • University of The West Indies
  • University of South Florida
  • Concordia University
  • Grand Canyon University

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  • Reading Specialist
  • Neighborhood Legal Services
  • Therapist for a shelter for Abuse Women
  • Emergency or Suicide Operator


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  • J.D.
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  • Master of Arts
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