special education program specialist resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

A forward-thinking, organized and dependable administrator with over 14 years of experience in education. Specialized in turning around under-performing programs, building staff capacity, and implementing/monitoring district-wide IEP implementation.

  • Legal Frameworks/Compliance
  • Problem Solving/Conflict Resolution
  • Deadline Oriented
  • Strategic Planning
  • Professional Development/Skill Development
  • Progress Monitoring
  • Excellent Communication
Work History
Special Education Program Specialist, 07/2022 to Current
Sheldon Independent School DistrictHouston, TX,
  • Collaborates with District office, county office, and school staff, to implement a district-wide continuum of instructional services and increase services in general education for students with disabilities.
  • Complete needs assessments and provided technical support
  • Manages and coordinates resolutions to parental concerns/complaints
  • Manage entire Part C to Part B program, coordinating IEP meetings, Assessments, and plan to transition students from IFSP to IEP.
  • Develops and implements district-wide specialized staff training for special educations teachers, support staff, and administrators on effective instructional and behavioral strategies for students with disabilities.
  • Develops and monitors district-wide special education services implementation, instructional materials, and supplemental curriculum materials.
  • Monitors classroom instructions and behavior intervention via observations, walk-throughs, demonstrations, conferences, and evaluations.
  • Mentored newly hired educators and provided encouragement and feedback on classroom management, lesson planning, special populations, and activity organization.
Coordinator of Summer School , 03/2022 to 07/2023
Medstar HealthMclean, VA,
  • Collaborated with administration staff to develop functional budgets within allocated funds.
  • Kept school in full compliance with established policies, legal requirements and student safety standards.
  • Established positive, stimulating learning environment for students and exciting education-focused setting for teachers.
  • Counseled students about rules and policies during school assemblies.
  • Monitored and evaluated educational programs to maintain high-quality performance objectives and standards.
  • Communicated with parents to encourage active parental participation in education.
  • Oversaw schedule management and protocols for orientation, registration, and school related activities.
Education Specialist , 07/2017 to 06/2022
Medstar HealthPikesville, MD,
  • Collaborated with district instructional leaders for instructional coherence, alignment, and resources.
  • Improved team performance and increased student achievement for special populations by consistently reviewing performance data and strategically planning instruction to close achievement gaps.
  • Supported teachers by collaborating in PLCs on classroom management, lesson planning, special populations, and activity organization.
  • Conferred with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals to develop individualized education plans designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social-emotional development.
  • Maintained accurate and complete students' records and prepared reports on children and activities, as required by law, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Provided direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive environment.
  • Participated in development and implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies (PBIS)
Education Specialist , 07/2015 to 06/2017
Stanislaus County Office Of EducationCity, STATE,
  • Managed IEP files and documents for students in the Emotionally Disturbed classroom to maintain compliance with Special Education Law.
  • Modified curriculum and conducted individual, small group, and whole group instruction activities with students based on differentiated learning needs and mainstreaming.
  • Collaborate with students, parents, special education teachers, para educators, and administrators to ensure each student’s success.
  • Increased participation and concentration while reinforcing classroom discipline by modeling acceptable behavior and respect for others.
  • Attended professional educational and developmental meetings to support accreditation and grant writing.
Credential : Administrator Certification, Expected in 12/2021 to CSU Stanislaus - Turlock, CA,
Master of Arts: Educational Studies , Expected in 12/2020 to University of Phoenix - Phoenix,
Credential : Mild/Moderate & Moderate/Severe , Expected in 05/2017 to Teachers College of San Joaquin - Stockton, CA
Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration , Expected in 05/2010 to CSU Stanislaus - Turlock,

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School Attended

  • CSU Stanislaus
  • University of Phoenix
  • Teachers College of San Joaquin
  • CSU Stanislaus

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Program Specialist
  • Coordinator of Summer School
  • Education Specialist
  • Education Specialist


  • Credential
  • Master of Arts
  • Credential
  • Bachelor of Arts

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