Special Education Teacher Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Well-rounded and compassionate Special Education Teacher skilled at addressing each student's unique needs and creating effective lesson plans to accommodate special circumstances. Provides appropriate and individualized instruction to build foundations for lifelong learning. Develops, implements and acts as teacher of record of Individualized Education Plans for students with disabilities.

Talented Special Education Teacher focused on meeting student academic and emotional needs. Compassionate and caring in delivery of personalized, hands-on support and lessons targeted to specific learning needs and strengths. Leverages strong communication skills and patient nature to provide positive reinforcement in team-based, structured environments.

  • Experience in educating, coordinating, facilitating, and motivating students and colleagues toward educational success.
  • Highly skilled and overtly student-focused educational leader possessing a strong commitment to the development of students, staff and providing a stimulating, safe learning environment.
  • A visionary leader and team player who works collaboratively with the school community, and assists with student academics.
  • A trustworthy professional with proficient communication skills to develop strong and lasting relationships with all members of the school.
  • Background also includes group counseling, group mentoring, consultation with parents and teachers, and positive behavior intervention and supports.
  • Analytical thinker who uses Best Practices to address the needs of students served.
08/2020 to 08/2021 Special Education Teacher The School District Of South Orange And Maplewood | Maplewood, NJ,
  • Collaborated with conventional education instructors across multiple departments to optimize student learning.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Established and communicated clear objectives for lessons, units and projects to students and parents.
  • Established individual education programs and objectives, regularly assessing students' progress.
  • Performed assessments prior to, during and after program.
  • Planned and executed specialized lesson plans for each individual student according to needs and school district protocols.
  • Fostered productive learning environment for students using positive reinforcement strategies to facilitate positive behaviors and enhance learning outcomes.
  • Prepared visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to foster learning.
  • Used vast number of teaching strategies in coordination of lesson creation and planning to meet diverse group of students' specific needs.
  • Developed individualized learning plans and positive behavioral intervention plans by evaluating individual needs of Diverse Learners with Intellectual and cognitive disabilities.
  • Met with parents about student needs to garner additional support.
  • Worked cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula for special education students according to Individual Education Plans (IEPs).
  • Followed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and school procedures.
12/2019 to 08/2020 Special Education Teacher/Case Manager Raymond School District | Raymond, NH,

I performed the same duties and responsibilities as a Special Education Teacher that are previously outlined.

As a Case Manager, the following duties and responsibilities were performed.

  • Demonstrated a deep understanding of content, pedagogy, and student knowledge, in order to select learning objectives and design coherent instruction and assessments
  • Created an environment for effective student learning and growth by establishing a respectful classroom culture with strong management of student behaviors and classroom procedures that promotes and appreciates the cultural, racial, and linguistic diversity of students
  • Responded to the needs of all students by designing engaging classroom instruction with appropriately challenging questions, communication and discussion techniques, and instructionally aligned assessments
  • Exhibited excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and exercise sound, professional judgment especially in interactions with administration, colleagues, families, and students
  • Prioritized student safety through consistent implementation of the Student Code of Conduct and school wide systems of management and discipline
  • Personalized student learning through mastery and innovative use of curriculum supplements and technology resources, as available
  • Advocated for the district’s vision and commit to our district’s common themes of equity, cultural competence, high expectations, developmental appropriateness, attention to individual students (including those with special needs), appropriate use of technology, and coordinated all referrals for a full and individual evaluation (including those for non attending students), to ensure that all required components are addressed and that the process is completed within 60 school days
  • Ensured that all parental notices and consents for full and individual evaluations and placements are processed and that they are placed in student temporary files
  • Convened and chaired IEP conferences (including initial, special and re-evaluation eligibility determination meetings and annual reviews) and acting as the district representative
  • Arranged special education and related services for a student within the school in accordance with the IEP and contacting OSES to arrange placement in another school if necessary to implement the IEP
  • Consulted with the OSES administrator regarding students who require low-incidence services or regarding problems that develop in the implementation of procedures
  • Finalized eIEPs in a timely manner
  • Ensured that all relevant student data is entered into the IMPACT SSM in a timely manner
08/2015 to 09/2018 Special Education Teacher/Case Manager Raymond School District | Raymond, NH,

I performed the same duties and responsibilities as a Special Education Teacher/Case Manager that are outlined while at Arthur A. Libby Elementary and Middle School.

08/2011 to 08/2014 Professional School Counselor/Case Manager Benjamin Banneker Elementary School | City, STATE,
  • Met with parents and guardians to discuss children's progress and to determine priorities and resource needs.
  • Worked collectively with education professionals to deliver in-school counseling support for identified students.
  • Coordinated development and implementation of students Individualized Education Plans/Programs (IEPs).
  • Established developmentally-appropriate support groups and activities for elementary-aged students.
  • Followed-up with outside mental health service providers to coordinate in-school support.
  • Counseled students in career planning, job placement and academic goals.
  • Offered counseling services to a small group of students.
  • Followed ASCA standards in creating and administering school counseling programs.
  • Created and reviewed reports to determine effectiveness of counseling program and make improvements.
  • Conducted conferences with parents, administrators, testing specialists and social workers to discuss educational plans designed to promote students' educational and social development.
  • Employed skills in crisis intervention to help resolve difficult situations.
  • Intervened in crisis situations between students or students and teachers.
  • Improved students' access to career planning information, work experience and employers by setting up special events.
  • Consulted regularly with parents, administrators and specialists to coordinate individualized support for struggling students.
  • Counseled students directly on course choices, schedules and personal topics such as truancy or study habits.
  • Helped teachers and administrators optimize curriculum offerings and successfully prepare students for higher education, vocational school or direct employment.
  • Encouraged students to carefully consider career options and related academic decisions based on personal strengths and goals.

I performed the duties and responsibilities as a Case Manager that are outlined while at Arthur A. Libby Elementary and Middle School.

Education and Training
Expected in 06/2013 Master of Arts | School Counseling Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL GPA:
Expected in 06/1993 Master of Arts | Educational Administration Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL GPA:
Expected in 06/1983 Bachelor of Arts | Special Education Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL GPA:

Certificates: Elementary Teaching Type 03, Secondary Teaching Type 09, Special Teaching Type10, Professional School Counseling Type 73 and General Administrative Type 75

Approvals: Learning Behavior Specialist 1

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Resume Overview

School Attended
  • Concordia University Chicago
  • Roosevelt University
  • Roosevelt University
Job Titles Held:
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher/Case Manager
  • Special Education Teacher/Case Manager
  • Professional School Counselor/Case Manager
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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