special education teacher resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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  • Development and Implantation of IEPs for Bishop Hall Charter School
  • Curriculum Implementation
  • Behavior Modifications & Parent Communication, IEP progression/ progress monitoring
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Problem resolution
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Student records management
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Middle school education/ High school education
  • Student counseling
  • Lesson Planning
  • Trained in CPI
  • Classroom management
  • Organization of Caseload and IEP due dates
  • Project organization
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Communications
  • Operational improvement
Professional Summary

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER: A Highly Effective Special Education teacher with experience in offering an array of skills in student achievement, standardized assessment preparation, implementing best practices, dynamic learning environments, crisis intervention, and data analysis. Demonstrates ability to assist student's in reaching their full potential while also disclosing effective strategies with colleagues. Excellent reputation for resolving problems, improving customer satisfaction, and driving overall operational improvements. Resilient Special Education Teacher 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.

Work History
07/2014 to Current
Special Education Teacher Spectrum Center Corporate San Pablo, CA,
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to diverse range of developmentally challenged students.
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Plan and conduct activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and work time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate.
  • Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement.
  • Implement special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
  • Collaborate and modify with teachers / administration regarding the general education curriculum for special-needs students, based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Coordinate placement of students with special needs into mainstream classes.
  • Confer with parent / guardian to develop and review child's individual education plan, resource needs, academic progress and/or behavior revision.
  • Maintain accurate and complete student records, and prepare reports on children and activities, as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations.
  • Continue to stay abreast of research and best practices in the field of Special Education through Professional Development & Learning Communities.
  • Highlighted Achievements Achieved Highly Qualified ratings from administrative observations.
  • Developed and implemented strategies that were engaging and revolved around Special Education standards i.e., 1) Preparing students for academic promotion by encouraging them to explore learning opportunities & persevere with challenging tasks.
  • Teaching personal development skills such as goal setting, independence and self-advocacy.
  • Received praise and accolades for teaching prowess from parents, colleagues, and supervisors.
07/2015 to 07/2020
Selected Professional Development Swing Education West Sacramento, CA,
  • Applied engineering methods for sound product design to manage understandable execution of calculations and best practices for the Mars Curiosity Rover.
  • Drove operational improvements which resulted in savings and improved profit margins on the Mars Curiosity Rover.
  • Performed technical planning, system integration and verification tasks for ChemCam systems to strengthen the Mars Curiosity Rover.
  • Developed team communications and information for professional developmental meetings.
08/2012 to 05/2013
Substitute Teacher North Country Academy Bedford, TX,
  • Responsible for providing instruction and managing the learning environment.
08/2011 to 05/2012
Student Teacher Cross Creek Elementary School City, STATE,
  • Planned, organized and implemented an instructional program in an elementary learning environment performed under the supervision of the sitting instructor.
  • Supported instructor with test administration, curriculum development and assignment grading.
  • Set up visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to support teacher's lesson delivery.
  • Evaluated student progress through analysis of test scores and homework completion.
  • Integrated new strategies for optimal classroom management and behavioral control.
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes.
Expected in 2017 to to
Master of Special Education:
Albany State University - Albany, GA.
Expected in 2012 to to
Bachelor of Science: Social Science
Thomas University - Thomasville, GA.
Expected in 05/1999 to to
High School Diploma:
Thomas County Central High School - Thomasville, GA
  • Member of the 1996, 1997 State Championship Football Teams
Georgia State | K-12 - Special Education | 6-12 - Social Studies | 6-8 - Science

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School Attended

  • Albany State University
  • Thomas University
  • Thomas County Central High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Selected Professional Development
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Student Teacher


  • Master of Special Education
  • Bachelor of Science
  • High School Diploma

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