Resilient Special Education Teacher is familiar with challenges associated with teaching special needs children. Remains positive under times of stress or conflict. Works well with classroom teachers to develop accommodations and special techniques for mainstream classroom inclusion. A teacher with a focus on individual student needs across academia and emotional development. Empathetic and accommodating in the design and implementation of hands-on lessons, catering to diverse learning abilities. Proficient in employing constant communication, patience, and positive reinforcement in team efforts to deliver exceptional educational tools, fostering academic achievement. A versatile and dedicated teacher with a focus on the individual needs of special education students. Empathetic and accommodating in the design and implementation of hands-on lessons. Exceptional skills working with teachers, parents, and specialists to meet the educational needs of students. Highly qualified and certified in Texas with over 10 years of experience teaching special education at the elementary level. ECSE Teacher with 4 years of teaching in a self-contained resource environment. Skilled at blending new technologies into the standard special education curriculum. Organized and successful at providing classroom and emotional structure for special needs children required to flourish in the academic setting. Coordinates well with classroom teachers with supportive strategies for behavior management and lesson accommodations for students.
Generalist Grades (EC-4)
Special Education Grades (EC-12)
English as a Second Language Supplemental Grades (EC-12)
Principal Grades (EC-12)
May 30, 2020
To Whom It May Concern,
I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Salinas for the past two years and have been consistently impressed with his work. Mr. Salinas exemplifies professionalism, kindness, and a collaborative spirit in all he does.
Mr. Salinas serves at Bowden Academy as our PPCD teachers. In this role, he works closely with colleagues and families in addition to teaching his class. He is a consummate professional who cares deeply about his students and his craft. Mr. Salinas has an impressive knowledge base of his class and the individual student needs. He is such a calming force for his students and he never seems to get frazzled or frustrated. Mr. Salinas has very good working relationships with colleagues around campus and the families he serves.
Mr. Salinas has such a kindness and sincerity to how he interacts with all who he comes into contact with. He is a strong and authentic communicator who is trusted and respected by his colleagues. Mr. Salinas is able to build credibility with those he interacts with in part due to his disposition that is disarming
He has a strong working relationship with two teaching assistants. He delegates well and empowers the assistants to be a part of a three-person team supporting students. Mr. Salinas has trusting relationships with all his families demonstrated by strong communication systems and ARDs that run smoothly while focusing on the needs of each student.
Mr. Salinas has built a reputation as a remarkable special education teacher who is respected by his colleagues and families. He is poised to broaden his influence on schools. Mr. Salinas is a strong candidate for the leadership program and is well-positioned to be successful in the program.
Brian Sparks Network Director
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