special education teacher resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Experienced Teacher with over 22 years of experience in business and teaching. Excellent reputation for resolving problems, improving customer satisfaction and ability to adapt to new technology.

  • Public Relations
  • Motivational Skill
  • Troubleshooting
  • Flexible & Adaptable
  • Computer proficiency
  • Excellent communication skills
Cambridge College Chesapeake, VA, Expected in 06/2005 Master of Science : Education - GPA :
Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA Expected in 12/2001 Bachelor of Science : Early Childhood Education - GPA :
Tidewater Community College Virginia Beach, VA, Expected in 05/1999 Associate of Science : Education - GPA :
  • Active teaching license with Virginia Department of Education until June 2030
  • Emergency First Aid & AED, CPR certification until June 2022
  • Certificate received for Virginia Department of Social Services Mandated Reporter training and Child Abuse and Neglect Required Training Certificate
Work History
Re-1 Valley School District - Special Education Teacher
Sterling, CO, 09/2017 - 02/2019
  • Collaborated with teachers to assess needs, set objectives, and discuss strategies.
  • Gathered, organized, and analyzed data on student needs and progress.
  • Assessed and documented student progress with established goals in Excel
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Developed interventions for students currently struggling or at risk of falling behind.
  • Received award "You Make a Difference" by helping students improve academically, emotionally and socially through developing a Sensory Room
  • Lead Teacher provided supervision, training, and quarterly evaluations for Teacher Assistants
  • Negotiated community services for at-risk-students
  • Adhere to timelines, daily priorities and plan for emergencies
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excell, PowerPoint Chrome Book and all office equipment
  • Prepare and maintain statistical reports monthly, daily and quarterly
  • Used specialized software programs such as Synergy and assistive devices to further goals.
  • Communicate with supervisors, teachers, staff, parents by e-mail, face-to-face meetings and Webex meetings.
  • Extensive negotiation skills to develop a resolution between student/parent conflict
  • Insure student's rights and regulations are enforced according to Virginia Department of Education policy
  • Maintain classroom yearly activity/supply budget usage and submit reports
  • Ability to remain calm and professional when dealing with angry parents from a diverse population
  • Interview parents and professionals to gather information in developing resolution for volatile student behaviors
Re-1 Valley School District - Special Education Teacher
Sterling, CO, 03/2002 - 06/2017
  • Lead teacher responsible for instructing students ID, SD, and ED
  • Supervise and delegate responsibilities to Teaching Assistant and School Community Trainer
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Conduct Safety Training classes
  • Collect data and submit reports on students' progress and enter in school computer system
  • Conduct vocational training for students
  • Public Relations representative for yearly Special Olympic project
  • Soliciting business to participate in Vocational Training Project
  • Coordinate student placements in stores for job training
  • Serve as Public Relations representative at community locations for SECEP Job Fairs
  • Created training CD for Vocational Training Program in SECEP
  • Use school computer systems to adhere to report, lesson plan, and activity deadlines
  • Coordinate graduation ceremonies for student and staff
  • Nominated for "Teacher of the Year" award in 2016
Rapid Global Business Solutions, Inc - Instructor
Dayton, OH, 09/1994 - 12/1999
  • Conducted self-improvement modeling classes for children, teens and adults
  • Documented attendance, participation and progress.
  • Evaluated success of training programs and recommended improvements to upper management to enhance effectiveness.
  • Interviewed potential new customers
  • Collect fees and submitted daily and weekly reports
  • Maintained professional calm, reassuring manner when resolving parent's complaints.
  • Adhered to agency policy regarding billing errors and questions about the fees
  • Used computer to schedule photo shoots, schedule upcoming classes and ordering office material
  • Organize and participated in agency's job fairs at local businesses
  • Developed Career Day presentation at local high schools
  • Conducted public relations canvasing at trade shows
  • Showcased client's products at home improvement centers for agency
  • Coordinated recognition events for graduates
  • Public speaking presentations for agency
  • Scheduling modeling assignments and communicating with clients on behalf of agency
  • Maintain professional, informative manner when representing the agency
  • Follow agency's policy regarding refunds and billing questions
  • Communicate in writing, telephone calls and face-to-face with clients and vendors

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School Attended

  • Cambridge College
  • Old Dominion University
  • Tidewater Community College

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  • Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Instructor


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science

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