Accomplished and energetic Special Education Program Specialist with a solid history of achievementin Education. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Areas of
expertise include leadership and team building, Developing alternative multi-modal methods
of instruction for different learners and ability to balance earned praise and tough love
while remain fair and consistent.
Administration and Management Coordination
Judgment and Decision Making Monitoring
Special Education Program SpecialistJul 2017 to Current Madera Unified School District － Madera, CA
Assist the Director-Special Services/Special Education in the administration of special education
Assure adherence to due process rights, procedural safeguards and established compliance standards.
Maintain knowledge of state and federal legislation and regulations affecting special education services.
Accept responsibility for the day-to-day management of special education programs at the sites where assigned
and work closely with principals and site staff to meet the needs of staff, children and parents.
Plan programs, coordinate curricular resources, and evaluate the effectiveness of programs for individuals served
by special education programs.
Coordinate the professional development needs of teachers, instructional assistants, administrators and other staff
(procedures, current legislation, compliance and program modifications).
Assist with the hiring, supervision and evaluation of special education personnel.
Assist parents in understanding their legal rights with respect to special education programs and services.
Serve as District representative at a variety of meetings and hearings concerning placement and progress of
special education students; serve on committees and panels as required.
Confer with teachers concerning the instructional needs of individual special education students; recommend
appropriate resources and curricular modifications.
Communicate with parents and site personnel to mediate and resolve special education issues and concerns related
to placement, progress and special services.
Assure the preparation and maintenance of records logs, reports, documentation and other State-mandated
Communicate with other school districts to coordinate pupil placement and services.
Serve as site administrator for special education summer program; monitor curriculum and attendance and resolve
Assist as requested in the evaluation of certificated staff; observe classroom activities and provide input to the
director regarding teaching techniques; recommend innovations, materials and methods as appropriate.
Grade Level Coordinator/Special Education CoordinatorAug 2011 to Jun 2016 Summerville Union High School District － Tuolumne, CA
Confer with parents and staff to discuss educational activities, policies, and student
behavioral or learning problems.
Enforce discipline and attendance rules.
Collaborate with teachers to develop and maintain curriculum standards, develop
mission statements, and set performance goals and objectives.
Observe teaching methods and examine learning materials to evaluate and
standardize curricula and teaching techniques, and to determine areas where
improvement is needed.
Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate primary and supplemental staff.
Evaluate curricula, teaching methods, and programs to determine their
effectiveness, efficiency, and utilization, and to ensure that school activities comply
with federal, state, and local regulations.
Counsel and provide guidance to students regarding personal, academic, vocational,
or behavioral issues.
Establish, coordinate, and oversee particular programs across school districts, such
as programs to evaluate student academic achievement.
Set educational standards and goals, and help establish policies and procedures to
carry them out.
Plan and lead professional development activities for teachers, administrators, and
Determine the scope of educational program offerings, and prepare drafts of course
schedules and descriptions to estimate staffing and facility requirements.
Mentor and support administrative staff members such as superintendents and
Recommend personnel actions related to programs and services.
Participate in special education-related activities such as attending meetings and
providing support to special educators throughout the district.
Direct and coordinate activities of teachers, administrators, and support staff at
schools, public agencies, and institutions.
Plan and develop instructional methods and content for educational, vocational, or
student activity programs.
Meet with federal, state, and local agencies to keep updated on policies and to
discuss improvements for education programs.
Teach classes or courses to students.
Special Education Teacher/Department ChairJul 2005 to Jul 2011 Los Angeles Unified School District － Los Angeles, CA
Establish and enforce rules for behavior and policies and procedures to maintain
order among students.
Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior
modification and positive reinforcement.
Modify the general education curriculum for special-needs students, based upon a
variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
Develop and implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of
Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on children and
activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
Meet with other professionals to discuss individual students' needs and progress.
Prepare, administer, and grade tests and assignments to evaluate students'
Confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to
resolve students' behavioral and academic problems.
Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve
the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and
Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special
Teach personal development skills such as goal setting, independence, and
Instruct through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects,
such as English, mathematics, or social studies.
Confer with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and
professionals to develop individual educational plans designed to promote students'
educational, physical, and social development.
Prepare materials and classrooms for class activities.
Prepare students for later grades by encouraging them to explore learning
opportunities and to persevere with challenging tasks.
Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and
work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and
Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those
objectives to students.
Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress and to determine
priorities for their children and their resource needs.
Observe and evaluate students' performance, behavior, social development, and
Coordinate placement of students with special needs into mainstream classes.
Monitor teachers and teacher assistants to ensure that they adhere to inclusive
special education program requirements.
Meet with parents and guardians to provide guidance in using community resources
and to teach skills for dealing with students' impairments.
Spanish, level of proficiency: conversational
Educational Administration2018National University － Los Angeles, CA(Awaiting Comps)
Bachelor of Arts, History/Political Science2005California State University, Dominguez Hills － Carson, CA