Versatile Special Education Teacher with focus on individual student needs across academia and emotional development. Empathetic and accommodating in 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.
Famaliar 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.
Special education professional highly skilled in working with students by perceiving needs and supporting various functions. Extensive mentoring and tutoring experience.
Educator with engaging personality and enthusiasm for promoting hands-on learning with children. Highly qualified and certified in Kentucky with over 6 years experience teaching elementary and special education at elementary level.
Helpful Resource Teacher extensively trained in helping students with special needs. Equipped to provide appropriate learning techniques and behavioral redirection for children with learning disabilities.
Equipped with positive attitude and patience necessary to teach special education. Experience working with autistic children.
Confident Learning Disabilities Teacher with experience teaching in self-contained resource environment. Skilled at blending new technologies into standard special education curriculum.
Upbeat and highly capable Elementary Educator devoted to promoting student learning and enhancing individual potential. Skilled in directing classroom environments and enhancing student behavior through positive and forward-thinking approaches. Caring relationship-builder with analytical mindset and good decision-making skills.
Accomplished classroom teacher successful in classroom management, student evaluations, and test preparation. Proven history of improving student learning outcomes by adapting lesson plans to student needs. Dedicated to promoting academic performance and fostering social skills and character development.
Skilled Elementary School Teacher highly effective at providing individualized support to all students.
Conflict resolution techniques
Student records management
Student progress reporting
Group and individual instruction
Special Education Teacher, 10/2009 to 05/2011 Corbin Board Of Education – Corbin, Kentucky
Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals
Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth
Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas
Instructed students in math and reading academic areas and collaborated in classroom settings
Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to diverse range of developmentally challenged students
Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule
Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students
Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration
Collaborated with students with multiple degrees of special needs to accomplish various tasks
Taught students in variety of settings, including self-contained and resource environments
Taught reading, language arts and social sciences in self-contained ED and LD classroom
Attended monthly staff training sessions
Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on entire group
Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies
Elementary Education Teacher, 01/2005 to 10/2009 Oak Grove Elementary School – Corbin, Kentucky
Boosted individual perseverance and resilience by setting challenging goals and providing realistic support
Assessed student learning progress and comprehension with routine tests and standardized examinations
Organized classroom supplies and decorated walls to create fun, nurturing settings and meet learning needs
Helped students develop self-esteem and life skills by fostering healthy conflict-resolution, critical thinking and communication
Established and enforced rules of behavior to drive social development and maintain positive interactions
Promoted exploration of building blocks of learning by leading diverse, hands-on activities
Taught students subject-specific material, learning strategies and social skills
Chaperoned field trips to maintain safety and encourage learning
Stayed abreast of changes to school and district policies as well as new trends in education by attending professional development courses and in-service trainings
Drove student learning by establishing clear classroom plans and group objectives, as well as actionable strategies to achieve each goal
Met with parents to review Individualized Education Plans for at-risk students
Developed learning objectives for each subject area to quantify learning and set benchmarks
Planned lessons according to district standards to cover all requirements and prepare for standardized tests
Integrated technology into daily lesson plans
Taught all core subjects including math, science, technology and history
Designed daily lesson plans customized to student needs
Implemented classroom management improvements to enhance class morale and engagement
Kept classroom clean, organized, and safe for students and visitors
Built positive relationships with parents to involve families in educational process
Financial Aid Assistant, 08/2000 to 08/2004 Cumberland College – Williamsburg, Kentucky
Helped students sign up and design for payment plans
Assisted students and families in filling out financial aid applications
Performed financial aid and service-related functions including filing FAFSAs and loan applications
Received and routed business correspondence to correct departments and staff members
Managed office inventory by restocking supplies and placing purchase orders to maintain adequate stock levels
Informed and supported business leaders through consistent communication and administrative support duties
Interacted with customers professionally by phone, email or in-person to provide information and directed to desired staff members
Answered telephone calls to field inquiries from clients, vendors and various other callers seeking information
Prepared packages for shipment, pickup and courier services for prompt delivery to customers
Delivered expert clerical support by efficiently handling wide range of routine and special requirements
Rank I: Special Education Administration, 05/2011 University of The Cumberlands - Williamsburg, KY
Master of Arts: Special EducationUniversity of The Cumberlands - Williamsburg, KY
Bachelor of Arts: Elementary & Special EducationCumberland College - Williamsburg, KY