Special Education Administrator with knowledge, communication, and management skills seeking position in special education where experience contributes to the growth of students, staff and the Special Education department. Experienced special education administrator, excellent organizational and planning skills, Collaborative, skilled decision maker and problem solver, and experienced in diverse populations.
Special Education Department
Special Education Supervisor January 2011 to CurrentCICERO SCHOOL DISTRICT － Cicero, IL.
Roles and Responsibilities Serves as District LEA at all staffings including: Annual Reviews, domains, Re-evals, Initials, MDRs, and transition meetings.
Monitors and ensures compliance of IEPs and placements according to district, state, and Federal guidelines.
Direct supervisor for district programs: Emotional Supports Program, Co -Teaching, and Instructional and Self-contained programs.
Conducts focused learning walks in instructional classes to collect data in reading curriculum.
Created strategic coaching based to improve student performance in instructional classes.
Analyzed trends in student growth in district instructional and co-taught programs.
Provided instructional coaching to special education teachers Coordinator for all private day school students attending all staffings, Evaluates special education, general education, and non-certified staff.
Parctcitpates in weekly problem solving and MTSS meetings for multiple schools as assigned, providing guidance in decision making, interventions, and data collection.
Provides professional development to special education and support staff on IEP compliance, LRE, differentiation, scaffolding, integration of technology, and behavioral supports.
Facilitates communication between personnel, students, and/or parents for the purpose of problem solving and resolving conflicts.
Trained in Facilitated IEP Interview and provide input for hiring of special education personnel.
Supervisor for Summer Diagnostic Program Maintains records on program enrollment and student growth in programs.
Contributions: Created unified program across district for students with emotionally and behavioral concerns with successful reintegration back to general education classes, created district's first Special Education Family workshop series, developed training program for district program assistants, and Presenter at Parent University and District Coffee Talks.
Head/Supervisor January 2010 to January 2011York Community High School － Elmhurst, IL.
Facilitated annual reviews, initials, re-evaluations, domain meetings, and manifestation hearings in and out of district Oversaw special education programs from grades 9 to 12, resource, instructional - self-contained, and transition program.
Coordinator and facilitator for special education department meetings, providing information and direction on procedures, training, compliance mandates, and Case Manager for all privately placed students.
Contributions: Oversaw implementation of new reading intervention program, read 180 into all instructional classes, initiated benchmark Aims web all students with IEPs grade 9-12 to develop baseline data.
Special Education Coordinator January 2009 to January 2010J.S. MORTON HIGH SCHOOL － Berwyn, IL.
Acting LEA for all annual reviews, initials, re-evaluations, domain meetings, and manifestation hearings in and out of district.
Evaluated special education teachers, support staff, and non-certified staff.
Supervised and supported all special education instructional, resource, adaptive, functional, and related services programs on building level Provides guidance and support in transition planning for all students with disabilities.
Developed and presented in-service presentations for district certified and non-certified staff.
Summer School Principal and Site Coordinator January 2008 to January 2010HERITAGE MIDDLE SCHOOL － Berwyn, IL.
Developed program schedule and instructional activities in reading and math for grades 6-8.
Created student activities for summer and after-school programs including theater, movie making, dance and music classes, Supervised teaching and support staff, coordinated and managed daily operations.
Contributions: Designed school's first middle school summer school program blending academic and enrichment with activities, resulting in students' growth in ISAT testing.
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEAM LEADER/DIAGNOSTIC RESOURCE CONSULTANT January 2002 to January 2009HERITAGE MIDDLE SCHOOL － Berwyn, IL.
Scheduled and coordinated all re-evaluations, annual reviews, 504 plans, and transition meetings at building level; Designed and implemented a school wide RtI process to provide interventions, supports, and resources to staff, including staff development on three 3-tier behavioral/academic interventions.
Attended weekly grade-level team meetings to discuss and problem solve student concerns.
Provided technical support to all special education staff including training on new IEP system.
Contributions: Developed school's first special education, implemented and coordinated school wide benchmark Aimsweb testing program for 6th - 8th grades for three years, including staff training, developing test schedules, and preparation of materials.
Special Education Teacher January 1997 to January 2002D.C. VIRGO MIDDLE SCHOOL － Wilmington, NC
Special Education teacher /case manager for 6th-8th grade students on resource and instructional/SC classes.
Develops, implements, and monitors students' Individual Education Plans.
Intervention Specialist on Student Support Team.
Contributions: Created school's Exceptional Children's Art Festival running for three years, developed school's first preferably process.
Special Education Teacher/ Program Supervisor January 1994 to January 1997Fox Lane High School － Mount Kisco, NY
Co-appointed to create and supervise district's first alternative high school program off site for special education and at-risk students.
Taught English and history in grades 9 -12 to students with identified disabilities and at-risk students.
100% graduation rate in three years.
Responsible for daily supervision, management, and operation of program.
Education and Training
M.Ed. Administration/Supervision, Loyola University Chicago, General Administrative Certificate - Type 75 #2190043, Director of Special Education Endorsement, Illinois Master Special Teaching Certificate - LBS I #1935049, National Board Certified Teacher - Exceptional Needs : 2012
B.S : Secondary Ed. HistoryWestern Connecticut State UniversitySecondary Ed. History
Activities and Honors
Member of Council for Exceptional Children
Illinois Disability Association
National Education Association
Case Manager, staff training, math, staff development, technical support
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Companies Worked For:
Special Education Department
CICERO SCHOOL DISTRICT
York Community High School
J.S. MORTON HIGH SCHOOL
HERITAGE MIDDLE SCHOOL
D.C. VIRGO MIDDLE SCHOOL
Fox Lane High School
Western Connecticut State University
Job Titles Held:
Special Education Supervisor
Special Education Coordinator
Summer School Principal and Site Coordinator
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEAM LEADER/DIAGNOSTIC RESOURCE CONSULTANT
Special Education Teacher
Special Education Teacher/ Program Supervisor
M.Ed. Administration/Supervision, Loyola University Chicago, General Administrative Certificate - Type 75 #2190043, Director of Special Education Endorsement, Illinois Master Special Teaching Certificate - LBS I #1935049, National Board Certified Teacher - Exceptional Needs : 2012 B.S : Secondary Ed. History
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