Special Education Coordinator resume example with 5+ years of experience

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I am a strong, dedicated advocate that believes in the power of kindness and inclusion. I pride myself on my heart, my integrity and my desire to help others. Working in Special Education for over eight years has given me the skills I need to move my career forward. I have incredible student data and experience coaching other teachers. In addition, I have experience teaching in urban schools and with English language learners. I am excellently at classroom management and believe strongly in the power of positive reenforcement! Lastly, I am proficient in developing IEPs, BIPs and maintaining compliance. I am full of knowledge and resources working with students of all abilities and cannot wait to share all that I’ve learned and experienced with your team. I am dedicated to equity in education and believe I have what it takes to move teachers and students forward! Authorized to work in the US for any employer

  • Behavior Management
  • Classroom Management
  • Advanced knowledge of instructional strategies for students with disabilities
  • Strong advocacy skills
  • Proficient in current Special Education legislation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Community oriented
  • Curriculum modifications and accommodations
  • ARD Meeting Facilitation
  • Developing and implementing BIPs
  • Developing and implementing successful and compliant IEPs
  • Working in Title 1 schools
  • Proficient in: esped, PowerSchool, easyiep, skyward, unique, NWEA
  • Excellent student data
  • Teaching English language learners with disabilities
  • Experience teaching students of all ability levels
  • Experience teaching in various special education settings
Special Education Coordinator, 07/2021 - 04/2022
Cumberland Therapy Services, Inc. Chicago, IL,
  • Managed the campus Special Education team; including teachers and paras
  • Created and facilitated professional development to all staff
  • Coached Special Education and General Education Teachers on best practices for Special Education and General Education students
  • Supported General Education teachers with accommodations and modifications
  • Managed all campus Special Education compliance needs
  • Successfully transitioned campus to more inclusive model
  • Facilitated all campus ARDs
  • Managed all campus Special Education records
  • Supported with department budget
  • Maintained positive relationships with families
  • Worked with a diverse and bilingual student/family population
Inclusion Coordinator, 05/2020 - 12/2020
Jccs Of North America Cherry Hill, NJ,
  • Led professional development for all Temple staff how to integrate best practices of inclusion in the community
  • Conducted professional development for teachers to support the implementation of more inclusive practices making content more meaningful to students of abilities
  • Provided professional training to Bar and Bat Mitzvah tutors to include best practices while teaching in a different language; Hebrew
  • Assisted in developing plans with individual teachers to address specific behavioral concerns and classroom management techniques
  • Provided teaching staff with instructional resources and the use of various learning modalities to support all learners in both a virtual and in person learning environment
  • Enhanced our holiday and Shabbat experiences by creating differentiated resources for special needs families to have have more meaningful and inclusive holiday and Shabbat experiences
  • Collected and cataloged information about the specific needs of students and shared with relevant teaching staff
  • Coordinated small group instructional and staff
  • Differentiated small group activities to best meet the needs of the kids
  • Created differentiated Bar and Bat Mitzvah curriculum materials
  • Conducted observations of both students and staff and responded with appropriate feedback
  • Maintained confidentiality of student information
Special Education Teacher, 06/2019 - 12/2019
Archdiocese Of Chicago, Office Of Catholic Schools Chicago, IL,
  • Advocated for and successfully implemented a more inclusive program in which students in our self contained classroom were able to fully participate with their general education peers in all meals, activities, school wide gatherings and all field trips
  • Implemented a differentiated functional curriculum with a focus on the development of daily living skills, vocational skills, academics, social and communication skills
  • Successfully developed strong relationships with our students that displayed the most severe behaviors
  • Developed Individualized Education plans with a focus on the whole child for students with more significant disabilities for all students on my caseload
  • This included students receiving both special education and EL services
  • Held ARD meetings for all students on my caseload
  • Collaborated with and maintained good relationships with all stakeholders
  • Trained and supervised classroom paraprofessionals
  • Created and Implemented individualized behavior intervention plans
  • Trained staff on de-escalation strategies
  • Created materials and organized classroom environment to maximize student independence
  • Communicated regularly with each child's guardians about student successes, concerns, and opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Administered and interpreted formal and informal educational assessments and prepared written evaluation reports
  • Assessed student progress and challenges in all areas, including academic performance, behavior, and social development
  • Maintained compliance and confidentiality at all times
Special Education Teacher, 12/2015 - 05/2019
Archdiocese Of Chicago, Office Of Catholic Schools Chicago, IL,
  • Consulted and collaborated with general education teachers around student learning styles, differentiated instruction, and curricula modifications/accommodations
  • Specialized in Reading and Social Studies both for inclusion and resource
  • Co- Taught all core subjects 5th-8th
  • Maintained a score of 100% compliance on ARD/IEP/504 compliance
  • 83% of students on my caseload for reading met "approaching grade level" standards on STAAR reading
  • 100% of my students taking STAAR alt received Level 3 accomplishments on all subjects I supported them in
  • Successfully created, implemented plans and maintained positive relationships for the students with the most severe behavioral challenges on campus
  • Coached and mentored new Special Education teachers
  • Excellent peer review data
  • Maintained incredible growth each year as evidenced by EOY teacher evaluations
  • Monitored student progress and created interventions accordingly
  • Planned lessons and provided direct instruction for classroom, small-group, and individual settings
  • Case managed students 5th-8th
  • Created and implemented successful IEPs for students 5th- 8th including English language learners
  • Developed and implemented individualized behavior intervention plans, trained staff on BIPs, managed and tracked BIP progress
  • Created and case managed 504 plans for grades 5-8
  • Ensured compliance of IEPs on ESPED and accurate information on PowerSchool
  • Held ARD meetings for all students on caseload
  • Successfully collaborated with all stakeholders
  • Supported student transitions from Elementary to middle and from middle to high school
  • Ensured all testing accommodations were compliant
  • Held strong family connections
Education and Training
Bachelor's: Criminal Justice, Expected in 08/2014
Texas State University - San Marcos, TX
Texas Teaching Certificate - Special Education EC-12 Texas Teaching Certificate - Core Subjects 4-8

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