special education teacher resume example with 11+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Organized Educator successful at providing classroom and emotional structure for special needs children required to flourish in academic setting. Certified and licensed in New York and recognized as highly qualified educator. Coordinates well with classroom teachers with supportive strategies for behavior management and lesson accommodations for students. Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

  • Student records management
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Student Progress Reporting
  • Motivating Students
  • Middle School Education
  • Lesson Planning
  • Special education
  • Training in food handling preparation
  • Classroom management
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Scheduling
  • Employee Training
  • Recruitment
  • MS Office
  • Cultural awareness
Long Island University Brooklyn, NY, Expected in 05/2020 Master of Science : Special Education - GPA :
New York City College of Technology Brooklyn, NY Expected in 01/2010 Bachelor of Science : Hospitality Management - GPA :
The Art Institute of New York City New York, NY Expected in 06/2002 Certification in Culinary Arts : Culinary Arts - GPA :
  • Social Emotional Training
  • Certified Special Education Teacher
Work History
St Mary's Health System - Special Education Teacher
Tewksbury, MA, 09/2018 - 06/2021
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to arange of neurodiverse students.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Taught reading, language arts, and social studies in self-contained ED and LD classrooms.
  • Assisted struggling students to maintain progress levels by designing individualized lesson plans focused on areas for improvement.
  • Completed intensive leadership training and provided training to colleagues on applied behavior analysis.
  • Partnered with standard education teachers from across academic departments.
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Designed and implemented point system to encourage positive behavior.
  • Worked with students with moderate to severe autism to increase life skills.
  • Taught multiple subjects to students with intellectual or emotional disabilities.
  • Instructed students in core academic areas and specialized reading groups.
  • Taught students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS).
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Coordinated monthly trips for students to participate in Her Story writing workshop (writing to heal program)
  • Served as mentor to at-risk girls during weekly mentoring sessions.
  • Conducted internal disciplinary hearings in a manner that holds students accountable and supports learning as well as development.
  • Built and maintained positive relationships with diverse stakeholders such as parents and school volunteers.
  • Analyze school-wide disciplinary data to evaluate the effectiveness of procedures.
  • Supported special education department on SEL strategies geared to emotionally disturbed students.
  • Trained in restorative justice practices.
  • Served as a member of the Instructional Leadership team and as grade team leader.
  • Developed and implemented curriculum, project-based learning, student direct learning activities, and enhance lessons using various technology platforms.
Lintons Managed Services - School Food Service Manager
Norristown, PA, 11/2011 - 06/2018
  • Inspected preparation and storage equipment regularly to assess and maintain performance for cost-effective, safe operations.
  • Maintained effective supply levels by monitoring and reordering food stock and dry goods.
  • Reviewed pricing and ordered food ingredients, kitchen appliances and supplies.
  • Attended disciplinary hearings, conducted investigations and drafted reports to support hearings.
  • Set schedules for three to five kitchens with up to 10 employees by planning and designating shifts and hours.
  • Tracked food production levels, meal counts and supply costs.
  • Oversaw training of more than 25 team members.
  • Reviewed and approved employee schedules and timesheets.
  • Hired and managed all kitchen staff.
  • Maximized quality assurance by completing frequent line checks.
  • Oversaw food preparation and monitored safety protocols.
  • Trained staff on proper cooking procedures as well as safety regulations and productivity strategies.
  • Kept facility compliant with health codes, sanitation requirements and license regulations.
  • Maintained kitchen cleanliness and sanitation through correct procedures and scheduled cleaning of surfaces and equipment.
  • Ensured all meals meat USDA guidelines, implement HACCP procedures and ensure compliance with New York State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
  • Attended disciplinary hearings, conducted investigations and drafted reports to support hearings.
  • Assisted in evaluating and creating new recipes.
  • Uphold working and respectful relationships with school personnel and parents.
Stratasys - Office Manager
Ca, CA, 02/2010 - 11/2011
  • Established workflow processes, monitored daily productivity, and implemented modifications to improve the overall performance of personnel.
  • Oversaw office inventory activities by ordering and requisitions and stocking and shipment receiving.
  • Coached new hires on company processes while managing employees to achieve maximum production.
  • Communicated corporate objectives across all divisions through regular correspondence and scheduled status updates.
  • Managed office operations while scheduling appointments for department managers.
  • Maintained computer and physical filing systems.
  • Coordinated special projects and managed schedules.

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School Attended

  • Long Island University
  • New York City College of Technology
  • The Art Institute of New York City

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Teacher
  • School Food Service Manager
  • Office Manager


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Certification in Culinary Arts

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