A responsible and challenging position working with youth & young adults from various social,
economic and ethnic backgrounds that will utilize my education, background in teaching, expand my knowledge, and offer opportunities for personal and professional growth.
08/2012 - 06/2014
Genesis Promise Academy － Kansas City, MOSpecial Education Coordinator/Facilitator
Coordinate, train, and assist special education teachers, administration, and other stake holders in the Special Education process and compliance.
Correspond with contracted evaluators and service providers.
Oversee and assist with the Special Education Process at Niles for special education students being serviced by Niles.
Prepare transfers, referrals, and RED documents.
Report, prepare, and assist with the DESE Data and Compliance checks.
Document and prepare documents for ICAP in IMACS.
Correspond with UMKC RDPDC consultants for Genesis.
Direct support/contact for Special Education team at Genesis Promise Academy.
12/2002 - Current
Kansas City Missouri Public Schools/Central Middle School-Central High School-Southeast High School － Kansas City, Mo.Special Education Teacher/Homebound Teacher Special Education Facilitator/School Improvement Facilitator/Substitute Teacher
Educate students who have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) with meeting their academic goals.
Co-teaching in Geometry and English 10.
Teaching readers by Journeys Expedition Reading Program.
Preparing annual IEP's, progress reports, weekly lesson plans, data, etc.
Collaborating with other teachers to review the student's academic progress and discuss any areas of concern pertaining to the student.
Meet with parents, counselors, teachers, and principals to review the students annual IEP.
Participate in faculty meetings, teacher conferences, staff development, family advocate, and other components of IRRE.
Evaluate teacher's progress implementing Talent Development curriculum.
Act as a median between teaching staff, administrators, and special education department.
01/2001 - 09/2002
Hall of Justice/Victim Restitution Enforcement Unit － San Diego, Ca.Legal Assistant
Research and investigate cases using various tools such as Law Desk, Internet, legal books, etc.
Prepare files and documents, Pull files and documents as requested.
Communicate daily with Attorneys, Victims, Claim Specialists, Probation Officers, Court Clerks and Court Reporters.
11/1997 - 09/2000
Division of Youth services/S.T.A.R. Day Treatment Center － Gladstone, Mo.Youth Group Leader/Youth Counselor
Supervise and develop a staff team to oversee the progress of our clients.
Document and evaluate employee's job performance.
Assess program appropriateness for clients.
Responsible for client's treatment needs and progress while in the program.
Prepare weekly treatment programs based upon individual and group needs.
Maintain direct communication with caseworkers, families, clients and community.
Direct and facilitate a Rite of Passage program.
Counsel "high-risk" boys and girls.
Observe clients in their home environment during weekly home visits.
Monitor client's public school attendance and progress.
Schedule monthly activities and community service for clients.
Educate 6-12th grade as substitute teacher.
Education and Training
University of MissouriKansas City, MoK-12 Certification: Special EducationSpecial Education
May 5, 2007
Masters of Arts: Special Education-Cross CategoricalSpecial Education-Cross Categorical
October 17, 1998
Webster UniversityKansas City, MoMaster of Arts: Legal StudiesLegal Studies
August 1, 1997
Southwest Missouri State UniversitySpringfield, MoBachelor of Science: Political SciencePolitical Science
Activities and Honors
Professional Staff of the Month (January/February of the 2004-2005 school year at Southeast High)
Awards, Certificate of Recognition as a Youth Counselor
Certificates, Paralegal Certificate
Trainings, and Division of Youth Services Child Care Training
Involvements Management Training
Team Building and Resolving Conflict Training
Missouri Juvenile Justice Association
Phi Alpha delta Law Fraternity
Secretary and advocate of Judicial Advocate Group (J.A.G)
Assistant Track Coach for K.C. Metro Track Club
Holy Trinity Soup Kitchen
Journeys Expedition Reading Program Training
CPR/First Aid Training
Legacy Summer School-program developer/facilitator
Head Middle School Coach: Cross Country, Volleyball, and Track & Field