Experienced special educator with 7 years of administrating and teaching in public and private school settings (K-12). Demonstrated skill in individualizing instruction based on students' needs and interests. Extensive knowledge of standardized testing, IEP development, 504 Plans, special education law, and response to intervention (RTI).
Georgia Teaching Certificate with Special Education Endorsement
Urban public schools background
Differentiated instruction specialist
Flexible and adaptive
08/2011 to 08/2014
Special Education Learning Specialist Pinecrest Academy － Cumming, GA
Served as school coordinator for all students with IEP or 504 plans.
Facilitated classroom training sessions for teachers to help implement research based learning strategies.
Identified early signs of emotional, developmental and health problems in students and followed up with parents.
Tested students individually and in small group settings.
Scheduled and held parent-teacher conferences to keep parents up-to-date on children's academic performance and 504/IEP plans.
07/2009 to 07/2011
Special Education TeacherRichmond County Schools － Augusta, GA
Observed and assessed student performance and kept thorough records of progress.
Implemented a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations.
Developed and maintained IEP's.
Established clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects.
Tutored children individually and in small groups to help them with difficult subjects.
Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement.
07/2007 to 05/2009
Athletics DirectorRome-Floyd Parks and Recreation － Rome, GA
Developed and maintained operating budget.
Hired and supervised staff.
Organized all baseball and softball youth activities.
08/2006 to 05/2007
Teacher-Field InstructorClemson University-Youth Learning Institute － Aiken , SC
Improved students' reading levels through guided reading groups and whole group instruction.
Took appropriate disciplinary measures when students misbehaved.
Implemented remedial programs for students requiring extra assistance.
Education and Training
Master of Arts: Special EducationAugusta University － Augusta, GA
Bachelor of Science: Sports Administration Reinhardt University － Waleska, GA