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Professional Summary

Over 15 years of experience as a Special Education leader inside and outside the classroom. Experience providing curriculum leadership and supporting classroom teaching to ensure an aligned instructional program for students with special needs. As an instructional leader, I am effective at using data to determine student needs and increase student achievement. Driven and consistently seeking opportunities to strengthen my knowledge and understanding of how student deficits directly impact academic performance in the classroom. Dedicated to ongoing professional and personal development in order to support teachers and students in the classroom.

Piedmont University Demorest, GA, Expected in 10/2013 Education Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) : Curriculum And Instruction - GPA :
Argosy - Georgia School of Professional Psychology Atlanta, Georgia, Expected in 10/2004 Master of Arts Degree : Professional Counseling - GPA :
Saint Leo University Saint Leo, FL Expected in 05/1996 Bachelor of Arts Degree : Psychology - GPA :
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience interpreting student data and implementing instructional programs.
  • Experience developing and delivering training to teachers and staff.
  • Highly effective working in collaborative team-based environments and independently.
  • Effective in meeting federal, state, and local school deadlines.

Georgia Educator Certificate Level 6

Validity Period 7/1/17 - 6/30/22

SP ED General Curriculum (P-12) Consultative

SP ED Language Arts Cognitive Level (P-5, 4-8)

SP ED Math Cognitive Level (P-5, 4-8)

SP ED Reading Cognitive Level (P-5, 4-8)

SP ED Science Cognitive Level (P-5, 4-8)

SP ED Social Science Cognitive (P-5, 4-8)

Special Education Experience
Garfield School District Re-2 - Special Education Department Chair
Rifle, CO, 06/2018 - 07/2021
  • Provided instructional leadership for the local school Special Education Department consisting of 45 special education teachers and support staff and 300 students with special needs.
  • Used data to plan, set annual student goals, organize, and manage an effective special education program and department at the middle school level.
  • Collected, analyzed, and interpreted student data to evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Monitored student progress and evaluated progress monitoring tools and procedures.
  • Used data to to assist teachers in providing FAPE for all special education students.
  • Assisted special education teachers and general education teachers with developing lessons and instructional activities for students receiving services in the collaborative and co-teaching classrooms.
  • Conducted monthly Special Education Department meetings to ensure the Special Education Department's compliance with federal, state, local school guideline.
  • Provided professional development and training for staff.
  • Coordinated the Referral for Special Education Evaluation process.
  • Collected and organized student assessment data .
  • Collaborated with school administrators and school psychologist to review student data.
  • Consulted with parents and guardians concerning educational needs of student.
Gwinnett County Public School System - Shiloh MS - Special Education Teacher
City, STATE, 08/2008 - 07/2018
  • Collaborated with students, parents and teachers to develop IEPs, Transition Plans, and Eligibility Reports for each student assigned.
  • Collaborated with school psychologists as needed to review and understand cognitive functioning and psychological processing strengths and weaknesses for each student assigned.
  • Conducted assessment of student learning styles.
  • Planned and used appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflected understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
  • Presented subject matter effectively and according to guidelines established by the IEP.
  • Employed a variety of instructional techniques and media including technology to meet the needs and capabilities of each student assigned.
  • Worked cooperatively with classroom teachers to modify general curriculum as needed and assisted students in the general classroom with assignments.
  • Participated and chaired IEP Committee meetings on a regular basis.
  • Developed positive relationships with parents and guardians to ensure student success.
  • Participated in the selection of resources for students including assistive technology.
  • Conducted ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
  • Created classroom environment conducive to learning for all students.
  • Consulted with classroom teachers regarding management of student behavior according to the IEP.
  • Taught reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies to students supported by the Interrelated Resource Program.
Gwinnett County Public School System - Richards MS - Special Education Teacher ASD Level 4
City, STATE, 07/2005 - 07/2008
  • Taught reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies in the self-contained and resource classrooms to students with autism.
  • Provided visuals and concrete teaching when presenting the general curriculum to students with autism.
  • Provided direct instruction to teach social skills.
  • Created classroom environment to meet sensory needs.
  • Provided community based instruction to support the development of healthy life skills to students with autism.
  • Assisted teachers and support staff in the general classroom with providing activities and accommodations for students with autism according to the IEP.
  • Developed IEPs for students with autism.
  • Trained paraprofessionals to effectively support students with autism .
  • Planned, assigned, and supervised duties and responsibilities of paraprofessionals and teacher aides.

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  • Argosy - Georgia School of Professional Psychology
  • Saint Leo University

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