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Summary

10/12 To Current Dallas, TX STEPHANIE DAVENPORT Summary

Experienced Special Education and campus leader with strong content knowledge, a reputation for developing relationships with students, excellent parent-teacher communication and student motivation techniques. I am resourceful, driven and focus on what is in the best interest of the student.

Skills
  • Specialized training
  • Strong content mastery
  • Experience with students with range of disabilities
  • Data driven decisions
  • Instruction based on individual need
  • Strong collaborator
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Effective time management
  • Highly organized
  • Models expectation
  • Provide excellent customer service to all stake holders
Experience
Special Education Department Chair, 10/2015 to Current
University Of North Carolina Greensboro Fort Collins, CO,
  • Special Education Department Chair (2015-present)
  • Campus Leadership Team (2018-present)
  • Serving as Mentors to new ECSE (Early Childhood Special Education) teacher and Inclusion teacher
  • Demonstrate instructional leadership by making improvements to instruction and work processes such as MTSS, and SST and helping to train others.
  • Improve reading fluency and fundamental math skills by developing and implementing intensive intervention.
  • Implement point systems and behavior contracts to encourage positive behavior.
  • Pursue professional development continually by attending teacher and professional training workshops.
  • Increased pedagogical knowledge and skills by obtaining a Master's degree in Special Education (2015).
  • Develop individual educational plans designed to promote educational, physical and social development.
  • Foster positive and trusting relationships with students and parents to increase engagement.
  • Collaborate with other educational personnel to provide inclusive activities or programs for children with disabilities.
  • Develop IEPs to leverage developmental and educational practices and theories to achieve educational objectives.
  • Conduct small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Eliminate learning gaps and effectively instructed students by using teaching aids and motivational strategies.
  • Distinguished Teacher Designation (2018-present)
  • TEA designation of Recognized (2020-2021)
  • Participated in Principal Showcase for Northeast Area to highlight best practices in Special Education at S.S. Conner during the pandemic (2021).
  • Led beautification initiative with Texas Trees in which 100 trees were planted on our campus, along with outdoor amphitheater seating and other enhancements to our campus (2019).
  • Lead MTSS campus initiative, resulting in school wide increase in student achievement and students identified for Special Programs such as Special Education and Section 504 (2015-present).
  • Lead Destination Imagination team that helps foster students' emotional and social growth (2018-present)
MTSS/Student Support Team Chair , 12/2014 to Current
Garfield School District Re-2 Rifle, CO,
  • Identify students who are having difficulties in areas of academics, behavior and/or attendance.
  • Create intervention plans using the RTI (Response to Intervention) and/or MTSS (Multi Tiered Student Supports) approach
  • Train teachers to create and monitor MTSS plans
  • Assess plans for fidelity
  • Increased teacher efficacy in MTSS
  • Increased campus-wide usage of MTSS
  • Results in increase in student achievement
  • Results in students identified for Special Programs such as Special Education or Section 504
Special Education Teacher, 10/2012 to Current
Dallas ISD City, STATE,
  • Develop individual educational plans designed to promote educational, physical and social development.
  • Foster positive and trusting relationships with students and parents to increase engagement.
  • Collaborate with other educational personnel to provide inclusive activities or programs for children with disabilities.
  • Develop IEP to leverage developmental practices and educational theories to achieve educational objectives.
  • Conduct small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Eliminate learning gaps and effectively instructed students by using teaching aids and motivational strategies.
Kindergarten Teacher, 08/2010 to 10/2012
Dallas ISD City, STATE,
  • Provided TEKS based instruction in a self-contained classroom of up to 23 students Provided instruction to the whole class,individually and in groups. Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Met regularly with parents to discuss children's progress. Observed and evaluated students' performance, behavior, and social development.
  • Planned and implemented engaging lessons Assessed students' reading levels using researched-based reading fluency assessment methods
  • Participated in continuing education courses.
Senior Customer Relations Representative, 03/2004 to 07/2010
American Airlines City, STATE,
  • Ensured superior customer experience by investigating and resolving customer inquiries and complaints at the executive level in a timely and empathetic manner.
  • Managed wide variety of customer service and administrative tasks to resolve customer issues quickly and efficiently.
  • Recipient of multiple positive reviews acknowledging dedication to excellent customer service.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Psychology/Child Development, Expected in
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University of North Texas - ,
GPA:
Master of Education: Special Education, Expected in
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Southern Methodist University - ,
GPA:
Distinctions

TEA Recognized-Designated as highly effective (2021)

DTR (Distinguished Teacher Recognition)- 2019-present-Dallas ISD recognizes teachers who demonstrate leadership, pursue learning opportunities, contribute to the profession of education, and promote academic excellence

Additional Information

Girl Scouts-I am the leader of a very active Girl Scout troop in East Dallas (2017-present). I am very passionate about serving our community and fostering courage, confidence, and character, in our girls, as well as the desire to give back to those in need. Our troop gives back to our community through a variety of projects and outreach events with different organizations and groups.

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School Attended
  • University of North Texas
  • Southern Methodist University
Job Titles Held:
  • Special Education Department Chair
  • MTSS/Student Support Team Chair
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Senior Customer Relations Representative
Degrees
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Education

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