Results-oriented education professional skilled at strengths-based, collaborative approach to management, relationship
building, and excellent written and oral communication. Flexible and versatile team player who is committed to implementing inclusive practices and removing roadblocks to student success.
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong organizational, oral, and writing skills
Strong advocacy skills
Documented history of serving at-risk populations
Restorative Justice Practices
Outstanding analytical and research skills
Microsoft Office Suite
Graduate Thesis: "Overcoming Resistance by Creating a Synergistic Restorative Practices Ethos in Schools". This work integrated Restorative Justice Practices, culture change theory, and Transformative Learning Model for Adult Learners in an attempt to overcome resistance to change.
Recent Work Experience
Special Education Teacher and IEP Case Manager08/2012 to 08/2016Las Americas ASPIRA AcademyNewark, DE
Developed individual educational plans (IEP)
designed to promote educational, social, and behavioral
Performed IEP case management for 13-25 students.
Collaborated with leadership team, other team members, and parents to develop strengths-based program
Incorporated Restorative Justice practices and advocated for students
Mentored new teachers and trained teaching
Enhanced lessons using Smart Board
Proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook,
internet-based data system, and internet research
General Education Inclusion Teacher01/2011 to 01/2012Gateway Lab SchoolWilmington, DE
Developed individual educational plans (IEP) designed to promote educational, social, and behavioral development.
IEP case management for 10 students Established and communicated clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects to both students and parents.
Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
Supervised and trained two teaching assistants.
Education and Training
M. Ed.: Curriculum and Instruction Ethics, Equality and JusticeJune 2016Concordia UniversityPortland, OregonGPA: 4.0
Basic Restorative PracticesJuly, 2016International Institute of Restorative PracticesBethlehem, PA
B.S: Elementary EducationDecember, 1990Texas State UniversitySan Marcos, TXElementary Education
Delaware Teacher Certification, 2011-present
Students with Special Needs
English Language Arts, 6-12
Coalition to Reform School Discipline in Baltimore City Schools
Baltimore School Climate Collaborative
Movement for a Culture of Peace Steering Committee for Peace Week Delaware 2016;
ACLU-DE Coalition for Fairness.and Equity in Schools;
Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow
Collaborative management, Restorative Justice Practices, Excellent interpersonal skills, Excellent analytical and research skills, English, Equity, Inclusion, Social Justice Advocacy, Microsoft Office, Outlook, internet research, organizational, program development, teaching, writing skills, composition, multi-cultural environment