Special Education Director Resume Example

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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Experienced Educational Leader, Learning Disability Teacher Consultant, and Board Certified Behavior Analyst candidate, driven to provide a rigorous and nurturing environment that prioritizes student learning and success. Specializes in working with diverse learners of various ages and cultural backgrounds.

  • 14 years teaching students from various backgrounds, grade levels and abilities
  • Trained teaching staff in topics including but not limited to understanding and identifying diverse learners, accommodations and modifications, and classroom management
  • Assessed and created learning strategies for students of diverse abilities
  • Reduced behavior issues in classroom and school by implementing positive reinforcement, and creating functional behavior assessments
  • Created IEP's for students on caseload
  • Taught, supervised, and motivated "Senior Advisory"; reviewing and critiquing students college essays, grade point averages, and final college choices
  • Participated in weekly staff meetings to analyze data, assess instruction, and plan creative, hands on lessons, to increase student achievement and attendance
  • New Jersey and Illinois Special Olympics Coach
Montclair State University Montclair, NJ, Expected in 2009 Master of Arts : Education - GPA :
  • Received a Masters in Education degree, and am a licensed "learning disability teacher consultant"
  • G.P.A 3.45
  • Emphasis on teaching students with learning and communication challenges
  • Emphasis on assessing students diverse strengths and areas of need
  • Emphasis on implemented "multiple intelligence" in the classroom setting
Rutgers State University New Brunswick, N.J, Expected in 2003 Bachelor of Arts : Psychology and Africana Studies - GPA :
  • Extensively trained in human development: birth through adulthood
  • Studied the relationship between motivation and learning
  • Used quantitative methods to analyze statistical data and make informed decisions
  • Post graduate certification in Learning Disabilities from Montclair State University.
  • Post graduate certification in Applied Behavioral Analysis from University of California Santa Barbara
Work History
Albany Charter School Network - Online English Language Tutor
San Diego, CA, 03/2019 - Current
  • Tutored students to develop deeper comprehension of English course materials and better understanding of assignments to improve academic success.
  • Maintained notes on student progress.
  • Used positive reinforcement, repetition and review to help students master challenging material.
  • Utilized positive reinforcement to encourage and motivate students.
  • Taught students study techniques and strategies for succeeding on grammar and composition tests.
  • Supported students with helpful study habits and exam strategies.
Senegalese American Bilingual School - Special Education Director
City, STATE, 09/2018 - 08/2019
  • Created Special Education department and resource room
  • Observed, evaluated, and coached teachers to improve teaching techniques
  • Developed modified curriculum to meet needs of diverse learners within school
  • Responsible for writing of all IEPs, and conducting all developmental and learning assessments
  • Case manage population of diverse learners on 6 different campuses
  • Taught Reading, Writing, Mathematics, and Science to Elementary school students
  • Tutored High schools seniors for their college level Psychology class
DAUST - Dakar American University Of Science And Technology - Adult ESL Teacher
City, STATE, 01/2017 - 07/2017
  • Taught lessons encompassing a range of skill building activities in speaking, writing, reading and listening
  • Coached students individually in conversational skills, interview techniques, and critical thinking skills
  • Directed students in developing and using vocabulary as it pertains to science and technology
  • Taught students how to analyze and critique popular science journal articles
  • Taught college level Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening
Chicago Public Schools - Special education teacher/ Service provider
City, STATE, 08/2008 - 11/2015
  • Taught hundreds of students on Elementary and High school level in the culturally diverse city of Chicago, I.L
  • Effective at modifying general curriculum to meet individual student's needs
  • In depth experience teaching History, Reading & Writing, Mathematics, and Science at the elementary school level
  • In depth experience teaching History and English at High school level
  • Maintained a case load of between 15-20 students, making sure they were meeting their quarterly academic goals & benchmarks, ensuring that they were receiving the appropriate accommodations in the" least restrictive environment" ", as mandated by their I.E.P
  • Kept close contact with student's parents and other teachers in regards to the students social & emotional needs, academic progress and attendance. Advocated for additional services, such as social work services, and/or psychologist when needed
  • Created legal individualized education plan for each student on case load, and facilitated a yearly child study team meeting with child's parents, teachers, case manager, and any other applicable persons
  • Taught Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies at elementary school level
  • Taught Language Arts, American History, and World History at high school level
Newark Public Schools - Special education Teacher, Read 180 instructor
City, STATE, 07/2004 - 06/2007
  • Offer whole group instruction in Reading, Writing, and Vocabulary
  • Assess and evaluate student performance; and offer differentiated instruction based on each students individual needs
  • Teach literacy, mathematics, reading, social studies and science to students who are classified as "learning disabled"
  • Offer differentiated instruction by modifying general education curriculum and exams to meet each students individual needs
  • Cultivate students behavioral, social, emotional, and academic development through poetry, breathing exercises, visualization techniques, and performances
  • Cultivate students behavioral, social, emotional, and academic development through poetry, breathing exercises, visualization techniques, and performances
  • Taught Language arts, Mathematics, Science, and History to Elementary School students

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School Attended
  • Montclair State University
  • Rutgers State University
Job Titles Held:
  • Online English Language Tutor
  • Special Education Director
  • Adult ESL Teacher
  • Special education teacher/ Service provider
  • Special education Teacher, Read 180 instructor
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts