High-performing Department Chair with twenty years experience in secondary education with an emphasis in Special Education seeking administrative position in Phoenix area as my family relocates. Proactive and resourceful Administrative Professional with eleven years administrative experience promoting quality education through constant support and dedication as well as developing an environment that encourages open communication with colleagues, students and the community.
Supervise certified and non-certified personnel within department at one of Illinois' highest achieving top ten schools in the state. Responsible for staff hiring, dismissal and tenure recommendations, as well as performing personnel evaluations and implementing board policy within the department. Assurance of compliance with state regulations, development of in-house self-contained special education program and creative cost reduction initiatives to better serve our school and our students.
Managed a caseload of Behavior Disordered students in a self-contained Middle School environment. Developed and implemented IEP's designed to promote educational, physical and social development for students. Collaborated with school staff to assist and encourage the continuity of all individualized educational plans. Established and communicated clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects to both students and parents.
Managed a caseload of Behavior Disordered students in a self-contained classroom. Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among classroom, conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs. Routinely met with students' parents regarding in-class issues and learning interruptions to discuss solutions, wrote and presented documents for Individual Education Plan conferences, and supervised and trained teaching assistants.
6 credit hours with 4.0 GPA
33 credit hours with 4.0 GPA
6 credit hours with a 4.0 GPA
Special Education - Emotional and Behavioral Disorder emphasis
36 credit hours with a 3.59 GPA
Graduated with 3.04 GPA
Minor in History and Athletic Coaching
State of Illinois Certificate in Administration - 1932324
State of Illinois Certificate in Secondary Teaching - 1889292
Certificate Endorsement - Learning Behavior Specialist I
Certificate Endorsement - Learning Disabilities
Certificate Endorsement - Social/Emotional Disorders
National Education Association 1993- present
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