Well-rounded and compassionate Special Education Teacher skilled at addressing each student's unique needs and creating effective lesson plans to accommodate special circumstances. Provides appropriate and individualized instruction to build foundations for lifelong learning. Develops, implements and acts as teacher of record of Individualized Education Plans for students with disabilities. Focused on building students' strengths and confidence. 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. Committed to providing students with firm guidelines, structure, routines and dependability to foster social and academic growth. Prepared to handle onsite, online or blended instruction with expertise in CANVAS and GOOGLE Website Development.
As a self contained Special Education teacher I have learned so much and continue to learn so much each and every day. I have learned to become a leader and tend to children and their needs. I believe each and every child is different and special in their own way and require an individualized, differentiated teaching strategy that works to fit their own specific needs. I have learned that sometimes you are not only a student's teacher but also their mentor and their support system. I have learned that not every child has an advocate in this world and therefore you are always your students' advocate. I have learned that what is best for the parent is not always best for the student and sometimes tough decisions need to be made in order to keep a child safe. Being a self-contained teacher gives me insight into these children's lives and what they are like on a personal level. I have learned so much while working with students with special needs such as patience, kindness and sometimes it's easier just to forgive and forget rather than dwell on the negative.
As an ABA and Speech Therapy Tutor my job is to adhere to the rules and regulations presented to us through HIPPA laws but also at the same time to provide a comforting learning environment for the client. My responsibilities are to fulfill the program set out for the child to the best of my ability and to make sure they are comfortable and fed throughout the period of the session. I collect data on programs, assist with parent training, and assist the lead ABA specialist with assessments as need be.
As a substitute teacher I have learned so much and continue to learn so much each and every day. I have learned to become a leader and tend to children and their needs. That each and every child is different and have to be handled in their own special way and as their current teacher you have to be able to be there for them and care for them. Being a substitute teacher gives me insight into these children's lives and what they are like on a personal level. All skills that will help me for my future endeavors working with children again.
While pursuing a masters degree in special education I was also working a full time job as an educator. My concentration was in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis . I finished my masters in under two years with a 3.9 GPA. During this time I was a GOOGLE and CANVAS trainer and mentor for my colleagues. I would run before school meeting where I would teach them the inner working of the website in order to better serve there students.
While taking five classes, 16 credits a semester I also was a proud sorority woman in the international fraternity Alpha Gamma Delta where I held minor positions in social chair and recruitment chair. As well as being in a sorority I was also a proud member of Best Buddies which was my fourth year of membership. I have helped raise money for charities and programs to help children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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