Enthusiastic Special Education Director with excellent leadership skills and promotes a positive atmosphere demonstrated over 11 years of administrative experience.
I have 11 years of successful instructional planning for students in PreK through 8th grades. It is evident that my leadership and philosophy is that children come first. I have established and maintained excellent rapport with students, staff, parents, administration and school board members. I have assumed the responsibility for the implementation and supervision of all board policies and State and Federal regulations relating to special education.
Identified and assessed the learning, development, and functional strengths and needs of students. Used assessment data about students and their environments in developing appropriate interventions and programs. Provided consultation to parents and teachers to enhance the learning of students. Assisted in the planning, development, and evaluation of programs and services to meet identified learning and functional needs.
Experience in administering, scoring, and interpreting a wide variety of diagnostic instruments. Conducted and implemented functional behavioral analysis and behavior intervention programs. Individual and group counseling experience. Facilitated a Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) program.
Implemented academic and behavioral interventions. Provided push in and pull out resource services to students in primary grades. Co-taught in a second grade literacy block. Responsible for case study evaluations and IEPs. Participated in the Parent's First 0-5 year-old program. Facilitated a Rainbows group.
Type 75 Administrative Certificate, Director of Special Education Endorsement 2003-present
Type 73 School Service Personnel, School Psychologist 2001-present
Type 03 Elementary Teaching, Learning Behavior Specialist I Endorsement 2001-present
Type 09 Secondary Teaching, Learning Behavior Specialist I Endorsement 2001-present
Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education (IAASE)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
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