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special education teacher resume example with 8+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Professional Summary

Versatile Special Education Teacher with focus on individual student needs across academia and emotional development. Empathetic and accommodating in design and implementation of hands-on lessons, catering to diverse learning abilities. Proficient in employing constant communication, patience and positive reinforcement in team efforts to deliver exceptional educational tools, fostering academic achievement. 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. Special education professional highly skilled in working with students by perceiving needs and supporting various functions. Extensive mentoring and tutoring experience. Enthusiastic and eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in education.

Skills
  • Student records management
  • Conflict resolution techniques
  • Student Progress Reporting
  • Motivating Students
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Trained in CPI
  • Disability assessment testing
  • Group and individual instruction
  • Classroom management
  • Lesson Planning
  • Analytical skills
  • Troubleshooting
Work History
08/2018 to Current Special Education Teacher Lifescape | Rapid City, SD,
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Taught multiple subjects to students with intellectual or emotional disabilities.
  • Attended monthly staff training sessions.
  • Redirected poor behavior using positive reinforcement method, resulting in [Number]% decrease in tantrums in classroom.
  • Collaborated with students with multiple degrees of special needs to accomplish various tasks.
  • Completed intensive leadership training and provided training to colleagues on applied behavior analysis.
  • Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
  • Developed and managed instructional materials and reports.
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Collaborated with numerous departments and many standard education teachers.
  • Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout day.
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Worked with students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs.
08/2014 to 08/2018 English Teacher Archdiocese Of San Antonio | Converse, TX,
  • Prepared and implemented lesson plans covering required course topics.
  • Administered assessments and standardized tests to evaluate student progress.
  • Tracked student progress using exams and weekly graded assignments, keeping detailed notes and working with students to identify and rectify issues.
  • Administered tests to determine comprehension rates among students.
  • Worked with other teachers to support struggling students and provide thorough help to rectify comprehension issues.
  • Kept classroom organized, clean, and safe for all students and visitors.
  • Utilized multimedia strategies and technology to convey information in fresh and interesting ways.
  • Established appropriate deadlines and provided complete instructions for reading assignment and homework.
  • Provided personal guidance for students struggling both in and out of classrooms, maintaining professionalism while helping students feel safe.
  • Planned dynamic lessons on English 1 curriculum to increase student comprehension of books and literary concepts.
  • Adapted lesson plans and curricula to student interests, increasing GPAs and student engagement.
  • Led interesting and diverse group activities to engage students in course material.
  • Completed in-service and additional training to maintain professional growth.
08/2012 to 07/2014 Special Education Teacher Lifescape | Sioux City, IA,
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Attended monthly staff training sessions.
  • Completed intensive leadership training and provided training to colleagues on applied behavior analysis.
  • Developed and managed instructional materials and reports.
  • Communicated nonverbally with children to provide comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on entire group.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Taught students in variety of settings, including self-contained and resource environments.
  • Worked with students across multiple classifications and degrees of special needs.
Education
Expected in to to Bachelor of Arts | English Literature West Chester University Of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA GPA:
Expected in to to Master of Science | Secondary Education St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA, GPA:
Expected in 2009 to to Special Education Certification | Special Education St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA, GPA:

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School Attended

  • West Chester University Of Pennsylvania
  • St. Joseph's University
  • St. Joseph's University

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Teacher
  • English Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Science
  • Special Education Certification

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