I am a compassionate, highly-organized exceptionally creative, newly-graduated special education generalist teacher with thirteen years of experience in teaching students from the university level to the kindergarten level. I have solid mastery of extensive teaching strategies that are designed to reach culturally diverse students. I am well-versed in creating and integrating behavioral intervention plans and my planning always incorporates positive behavior intervention support, strategies from response to intervention as well as universal design for learning.
I have worked as a volunteer in China, teaching English as a Second Language for two years. While there, I raised funds to establish an English language library and participated in writing a professional paper and conducting research on how to bridge educational gaps between cultural ideologies.
I have served on several literature review committees, volunteering my time to write reviews of curriculum texts, elementary, middle and high school fiction, non-fiction and biographical titles. The reviews were published through DPS and helped generel education teachers and administrators in selecting appropriate materials for their professional career and their classrooms.
I have been instrumental in setting up and subsequently serving on Positive Behavior Support and Response to Intervention teams at each school where I have been employed. My role while serving on these teams was to assist teachers in re-thinking their instructional plans, individual discipline plans and provide alternate strategies for dealing with academically struggling students as well as students with behavioral issues.
I have worked as a school-community liason while working at Greenwood Elementary, developing detailed programs to improve the relationships between families and schools. These programs helped alter the school's reputation within the community and brought in volunteers to the school. The programs also helped re-build much needed trust between the school and community.
Performed a full range of professional special education substitute teaching assignments in a full-functioning capacity, using independent judgment to make decisions in carrying out assignments that had significant impact on services and programs
Evaluate and translate foreign academic transcripts for individuals wishing to work and study within the United States
Taught English language skills and technology (reading, writing and speaking) to parents of immigrant students in Poudre School District
I currently hold a 4.0 in every course at UNC. and serve on UNC's STudent Council for Exceptional Children
I graduated with an overall 4.0 GPA and served on a student committee focusing on teaching reading and research. I also served on several literature review committees.
I received a Bachelor's degree and teaching certification (K-12) from the University of Michigan, with a double major in French and Cultural Anthropology and a minor in Spanish.
I have traveled and worked extensively throughout North America, Europe and Asia and seek out experiences to work with culturally diverse professionals.
I am always seeking out opportunities to learn new skills and new material. I love to read, work on improved curricular materials. (I have a website and blog for teaching strategies) I am also involved in local story telling group and foreign language group. I like to read, spend time with my children, cook and travel.
French and Spanish and Mandarin
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My license number is: 9879
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