Enthusiastic Special Education Coordinator with superb leadership and communication skills. Easily cultivates trusting and productive relationships with students, parents, teachers and administration.
Responsible for coordination and implementation of special education services PK-Grade 4.
Adhere to all time lines required for special education services.
Attend and chair all Initial, Re-evaluation, and Annual Review meetings.
Develop and generate the necessary paperwork for Initial and Re-evaluation Team meetings.
Schedule all Team meetings and generate meeting invitations and mail to families.
Review all IEP's PK-Grade 4, before they are sent to families.
Attend all transition meetings for students in Early Intervention.
Observe EI students and provide written observation report as part of evaluation process.
Responsible for intake of three and four year olds in the community and scheduling of screenings and follow up with parents.
Work closely with the principal and special education staff to ensure service delivery needs are met.
Provide troubleshooting support for staff as needed..
Teach a "Literacy Class" for one hour a day for at risk students in Kindergarten using Fundations.
Administer DIBELS benchmark testing and progress monitoring.
Provide TIER-III reading support (Wilson reading program).
Member of the Instructional Support Team.
Member of the Crisis Intervention Team.
Contact person for special education students in Grade 3, Grade 4, and Kindergarten (different years).
Responsible for the development of student's Individual Education Plans.
Provided special education teaching in ELA and Math in inclusive settings as well as in a language based pull out model.
Developed behavior incentive plans.
Worked closely with families of students on my caseload.
Participated in benchmark assessment using DIBELS and DRA
Administered MCAS to students with accommodations.
Developed MCAS Alternate Assessments
Administered speech and language evaluations.
Provided written reports.
Reported on results at Team meetings.
Provided speech and language therapy services to students with a wide array of disabilities in Grades 1-5.
Developed goals and objectives for speech and language and attended Team meetings.
Worked collaboratively with teachers and other service providers.
Assisted the Special Needs Teacher in private school for children with significant disabilities
Managed caseload of adults with special needs who worked in a Sheltered Workshop.
Worked and lived in a group home with 8 men with varying developmental disabilities. Provided transportation to medical appointments, planned and transported to recreational activities and assisted with activities of daily living such as laundry, house cleaning, grocery shopping, and dinner preparation.
Also provided same service to higher functioning men and women who lived in apartments.
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