Special Education Paraprofessional Resume Example

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(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

I am a Proactive Elementary Special Education Paraprofessional skilled at working with diverse special education students. I have been successful at supporting children's unique needs. I am flexible, hard working and ready to learn and contribute to team success.

  • IEP goals
  • Behavioral plan management
  • Classwork oversight
  • Special needs
  • Intro to Braille, UEB Edition
  • Educational support
  • Social integration
  • Individual instruction
  • IEP familiarity
Education and Training
Hadley Institute For The Blind And Visually Impaired Winnetka, IL Expected in : - GPA :
  • Completed professional development in Introduction to Braille, UEB Edition (self initiated and on my own time) online 30 hours.
Brigham Young University 1985-1987 Provo, UT Expected in : Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education/Phy - GPA :
Adams State University 1982-1985 Alamosa, CO Expected in : Elementary Education - GPA :
USD 497 Lawrence, KS, Expected in : - GPA :
  • Completed professional development in Braille Training and various Braille support Clinics and workshops.
  • Attended various USD 497 Elementary Paraeducator Professional Development Seminars.
Litchfield Public Schools - Special Education Paraprofessional
Litchfield, CT, 08/2016 - Current
  • Supported students with specific IEP goals and provided personalized accommodations through extra assistance to meet specific educational goals and assessments.
  • Worked with the special education teacher to accommodate personalized and successful learning strategies in the classroom environment conducive to students' needs.
  • Escorted students to restroom, cafeteria, outside to playground and on field trips.
  • Maintained focused, inclusive and supportive learning environments.
  • Offered students personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Aided disabled students in using restroom facilities.
  • Assisted in facilitation of individual lessons provided by the special education teacher in various subjects, ie. reading, writing, mathematics and Braille for special needs students with various degrees of visual impairment, Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disorders and genetic disabilities.
  • Engaged and supported students with differing learning styles and cultural backgrounds.
  • Participated in the supervision of morning student drop off, supervision during lunch, specials such as physical education, music, art and after-school pick-up to maintain a safe, peaceful and productive environment.
  • Assisted teachers in printing class handouts, worksheets and distributing to students during classroom sessions and administered coursework devised by teachers according to students IEP (individualized education plan).
  • Instructed students with varying abilities and needs in alignment with IEP objectives while delivering personalized and small group lessons.
  • Completed documentation on student behaviors, interventions and results.
  • Created a safe and nurturing environment focused on students to ensure quality learning experiences.
  • Handled diverse tasks from the classroom, special education teacher and principal including support with classroom management and documentation of students progress.
  • Kept students safe in the classroom, hallway and outside environments.
  • Assisted special education instructors in identifying and meeting students' individual needs.
  • Prepared visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to foster learning.
  • Provided special attention to individuals needing extra academic or behavioral guidance during classes.
  • Liaised with team of professionals to implement comprehensive educational action plans for special needs and at-risk students.
  • Created and distributed instructional materials for groups and one-on-one use.
  • Coordinated with teachers to support instructional implementation through students' specific needs and progress evaluations.
Vertex Education - Title 1 Paraprofessional
Peoria, AZ, 08/2014 - 05/2016
  • Delivered instruction individually or in small groups with support from instructor.
  • Instructed small groups of students in basic learning concepts such as alphabet, shapes and color recognition.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Prioritized and organized tasks to efficiently accomplish service goals.
  • Handled all delegated tasks, including small groups and administered test to students one on one.
Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community - Secretary
Scottsdale, AZ, 08/2008 - 05/2014
  • Organized daily announcement.
  • Kept daily records of students attendance, spreadsheets to track tardies and absences for principles /districts use.
  • Handled confidential information regarding students carefully and with discretion.
  • Coordinated communications, including taking calls, responding to emails and in person needs.
  • Resolved issues with parents using active listening skills to de-escalate difficult situations.
  • Organized files, faxed reports and scanned documents, maintaining front office area in neat and organized fashion.
  • Scheduled transportation for classroom field trips.
  • Kept track of all students birthdays and each students special day.
  • Maintained an organized filing system of paper and electronic documents.
  • Managed building calendar and contacts within Power School.
  • Building wide laminating, changing laminating film
  • Sorted incoming mail and disseminated all correspondence to applicable staff members.
  • Monitored in-school student suspensions.
  • Occasionally covered the nurses office when the nurse was out of the building.
  • Maintained office safety by screening visitors, updating logs and issuing temporary visitor passes.
  • Pleasantly welcomed visitors, answered phone calls and asked appropriate questions and forwarded notes to staff member, maintained the front office.
  • Any other responsibilities or duties assigned by the school principal.
  • Communicated with the USD 497 administrative office as directed by
Brighton School District 27J - ESL Paraprofessional
Brighton, CO, 08/2004 - 05/2008
  • Worked successfully with an ESL classroom teacher to accommodate a diverse group of foreign students of various ages to accomplish goals and address issues related to adjusting to a new school/language barrier and new country expectations.
  • Assisted ESL students transition into the regular general education classroom and helped identify needs the ESL student might have to be successful in the general education classroom.
  • Assisted with any other responsibilities or task assigned by the ESL classroom teacher.
  • Assisted with monitoring progress of ESL students.

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School Attended
  • Hadley Institute For The Blind And Visually Impaired
  • Brigham Young University 1985-1987
  • Adams State University 1982-1985
  • USD 497
Job Titles Held:
  • Special Education Paraprofessional
  • Title 1 Paraprofessional
  • Secretary
  • ESL Paraprofessional
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Some College (No Degree)

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