01/2016Certificate: Bilingual Extension: Long Island University (Brooklyn Campus)City, State, USA
01/2015School Building Leader Certificate:: The College of Saint Rose (CITE)City, State, USA
01/2010School District Leader Certificate:: AdministrationCUNY-Queens CollegeCity, State, USA
Master of Arts: Special Education TeacherCity, State, USA
01/1989Bachelor of Arts: FinanceNew York UniversityCity, State, USA
Students with Disabilities Generalist (Grades 5-9) Professional Certification
Students with Disabilities Generalist (Grades 7-12) Professional Certification
Generalist in Middle Childhood Education (Grades 5-9) Professional Certification
New York State School Building Leader Certification
New York State Bilingual Extension Certificate Professional Certification
NYSED- Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages: Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) Summer Institute July, 2016
The New York State Association for Bilingual Education (NYSABE):"Changing Policies, New
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER
.Intuitive and compassionate [Job Title] talented at making special needs children feel valued and accepted. History of encouraging children to reach full potential. Utilizes excellent organizational skills for classroom management
. Compassionate [Job Title] specializing in designing and using precision teaching and behavior management systems for remediation. Over [Number] years of experience teaching
Talented and caring [Job Title] versed in working with all learning styles. Regularly attends professional development seminars, faculty meetings and parent-teacher conferences to remain connected to individual needs of children and parents. Manages behavioral and emotional needs within classroom with positive interventions.
Motivated professional offering [Degree] in [Area of study]. Adds value to any organization in need of great collaboration, interpersonal, and multitasking abilities. Meets tight deadlines every time.
Ambitious student pursuing [Area of study] degree eager to contribute developed knowledge in [Job Title] role. Skilled in [Skill] and [Skill] in [Type] settings. Adaptable and driven with strong work ethic and motivation to thrive in team-based or individually motivated settings.
Hardworking and reliable [Job Title] with strong ability in [Task] and [Task]. Offering [Skill], [Skill] and [Skill]. Highly organized, proactive and punctual with team-oriented mentality.
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Company Name - Special Education TeacherCity, State04/2019 - Current
Use knowledge of Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to ensure that schools have the capacity to broaden their continuum of services in order to meet the needs of all learners.
Design professional development, tools, and ongoing supports for teachers, clinicians, administrators, and parents regarding inclusive practices, Grades k-12.
Create a strong inclusive vision by establishing structures for teacher collaboration and problem solving and augmenting outside resources to support school improvement and inclusive practices.
Research, design and implement evidence-based instructional strategies that increase English language learners with IEPs access to the instructional core and Advanced Literacies.
Promote and educate the field on the benefits and value of home language to increase and support academic learning in English.
Advocate for Culturally Responsive Practices for ELLs to improve academic performance, social-emotional through inclusion and equity., Taught ICT, Self-contained Algebra, Geometry, Spanish, Economics, and Government to
Students with Disabilities.
Prepared eligible Students with Disabilities for the Spanish Regents, including written and oral
Planned curriculum and other instructional materials to meet student's needs, considering
such factors as physical, emotional, and educational abilities.
Administered and evaluated baseline assessments to target and monitor student academic
Instructed students in academic subjects, utilizing specially designed instruction and universal
design for learning methodology.
Company Name - Special Education School Improvement SpecialistCity, State08/2013 - 04/2019
Provide city wide information, professional development, and technical assistance on the
referral, assessment, and provision of instruction to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse
students with suspected and/or identified disabilities in New York City.
Develop and train school teams to collect, analyze and monitor instructional data to find
solutions that address the needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse student populations
with Special Needs.
Serve as a key member of the District by working with teams to create and implement
instructional and behavioral support and improvement strategies.
Design and deliver professional support focused on literacy, behavior support, and instruction
for students with disabilities.
Attend mandatory NYSED/RSE-TASC conferences, training, and professional development,
including statewide network conferences.
Analyze and inform instructional practices through the lens of NYS Quality Indicator Review
and Resource Guide, and other tools.
Reviewer and evaluator on Integrated Intervention teams (IIT) for State Diagnostic School
Reviews utilizing the Diagnostic Tool for School and District Effectiveness.
Company Name - Administrative InternCity, State10/2014 - 06/2015
Coordinated and administered Home Language Identification Surveys to incoming students
including parent and student interviews to determine home language.
Collaborated with school administrators to determine eligibility to take the New York State
English as a Second Language Achievement Test (NYSESLAT).
Provided parent orientation of newly enrolled ENL students on NYC DOE instructional models and options.
Provided professional development to Special Education and ENL teachers on Specially
Designed Instruction for dually identified Students with Disabilities/English as a New
Collected and analyzed data at the school, district and city levels to determine needs for
support strategies, interventions and provision of services in support of English Learners and
Students with Disabilities.
Company Name - IEP CoordinatorCity, State08/2008 - 07/2013
Interfaced with a staff of 20 teachers to assign IEPs, resolve compliance issues, train teachers
and guidance counselors on SESIS.
Collaborated with principal, CFN personnel and data specialist to reconcile compliance reports and special education systems for school budgeting purposes.
Pupil Personnel Team Intervention Process (PPT)-participated in discussions regarding at risk and initial referrals of students and to implement evidence based action plans.
Data Team - tracked student performance data as measured by report card grades, benchmark assessment, NYC Acuity scores and New York State scores
Transition Linkage Coordinator.
Communicated with parents, students, staff, community/adult service providers and agencies
on issues related to the successful transition of Special Education high school students, ages
15-21 into postgraduate adult life.
Collaborated with staff on district school based vocational, technical and career education
programs and services, current labor market trends, post-graduate technical training, higher
educational programs and services available through local adult vocational service providers.
Provided bilingual informational opportunities to parent and students with disabilities,
community agencies and staff on topics related to: transition goals planning, linkage with community adult services providers and developing student self-advocacy skills.
Activities and Honors
National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE)
New York State Association for Bilingual Education (NYSABE)
Member of Instituto Cervantes
Member of Council of Exceptional Children (CEC)
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
Directions: Bilingual Education Paving the Way to Every Student's Success" May, 2016
The NYS Statewide Language Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBE-RN):
"Programming for ELL Services" April, 2016
NYS Statewide Language Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBE-RN) :
"ENL: Implementing an Integrated Co-Teaching Model workshop" April, 2016
"Congreso de Profesores del Español: La enseñanza del español basada en contenidos"
Instituto Cervantes -November 2015
Fluent in oral and written Spanish
Developed and introduced curriculum standards for new [Subject] course.
Created highly effective new [Program] that significantly impacted efficiency and improved operations.
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