special education teacher resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Motivated and enthusiastic administrator eager to learn, grow, and contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.

  • Unsurpassed work ethic
  • Project Management- led teams and managed projects
  • Budgeted special education program
  • Results- oriented
  • Created professional development and trained staff
  • Consulted with diverse districts, advocates, community resources, families, and clubs
  • Human Resource Management
  • Devised strategies to improve educational quality and helped implement
  • Skilled in identifying programs and brainstorming potential solutions
  • Collaborated with other team members and worked independently
  • Met aggressive deadlines
  • Adapted to technology, procedures, and policies
Work History
Special Education Teacher, 09/2020 to Current
Grand Canyon School DistrictGrand Canyon, AZ,
  • Met compliance for special education students’ schedules, IEPs, credits, and transcripts
  • Revised, updated and created student plans, BIPs, FBAs, IEPs, and schedules
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule
  • Identified and monitored budget expenses for accuracy
  • Collected and analyzed data for progress reports, report cards, BIPs, FBAs, and IEPS
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals
  • Adapted to instruction via remote, concurrent, and in person
  • Proficient in Google Workspace (sheets, classroom, hangout, meet, calendar, docs, slides, form, sites, drive, and jamboard)
  • Stayed current with continuous changing special education laws
Special Education Teacher, 08/2018 to 09/2020
Grand Canyon School DistrictGrand Canyon, AZ,
  • Lead Teacher in a self-contained program
  • Participated in designing and creating self-contained behavioral program Project WIN (What I Need)
  • Created, reviewed and edited program handbook, checklist, and training materials for accuracy, compliance, policy, and procedures
  • Managed and coordinated new/ongoing employee orientation, training, and personal development for project W.I.N. employees
  • Consulted and collaborated with three districts in planning Racine County Special Needs Fair
  • Optimized student educational strategies with clear advice on course choices, progression and career options
  • Proficient in DPI Audits
  • Compiled budgets for W.I.N. program
Education Curriculum and Coordinator , 08/2017 to 09/2018
Grand Canyon School DistrictGrand Canyon, AZ,
  • Administrator supervising teachers
  • Consulted with districts, community members, teachers, families with student observations, data, growth, and needs
  • Performed human resource management and payroll functions
  • Applied current knowledge of Federal and State special education laws and regulations in the monitoring of IEPs for all students
  • Monitored and reviewed students, parental and district complaints and grievances, investigations, and reports of abuse, neglect, and misappropriation
  • Assisted teachers as needed in obtaining, preparing, or modifying educational material appropriate to student needs
  • Provided leadership and effectively implemented best training practices and adult learning principles in planning and creation of professional development
  • Reviewed monthly operations to assess compliance with budgets and determine necessary adjustments for future plans
Special Education Teacher, 08/2013 to 08/2017
Racine Unified School DistrictCity, STATE,
  • Lead professional development for special education teachers for Lexia, Unique, DLM assessment, and MAP assessment
  • 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
  • Worked in a variety of settings: Inclusion, Co-teaching, Self-contained, multi-age
  • Organized and collected data to use for monitoring student progression towards individual goals
Licensure : Education Administration, Expected in 08/2019
University of Saint Mary of Minnesota - Wausau, WI,
  • Director of Special Education and Pupil Services (EC-A)
  • Principal (EC-A)
Master Of Applied Science: Inclusive Education , Expected in 05/2016
Cardinal Stritch University - Milwaukee, WI
  • Cross-Categorical Special Education (EA-A)
  • Cross-Categorical Special Education (MC-EA)
  • Specific Learning Disabilities (MC-EA)
  • Regular Education (MC-EA)
  • History (MC-EA)
Bachelor Of Applied Arts And Science: History, Minor-Spanish, Expected in 05/2013
University of Wisconsin- Parkside - Kenosha, WI,

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School Attended

  • University of Saint Mary of Minnesota
  • Cardinal Stritch University
  • University of Wisconsin- Parkside

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Education Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Education Curriculum and Coordinator
  • Special Education Teacher


  • Licensure
  • Master Of Applied Science
  • Bachelor Of Applied Arts And Science

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