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special needs art teacher resume example with 16+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 9XXX5 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary
Creative art teacher skilled at developing a wide range of engaging activities appropriate for children with special needs. Encourages each child to reach their full potential.
Highlights
  • APC Art PreK-12
  • Master Gardener
  • Competent in Smartboard technology
  • National Education Association
  • Special Needs Art Education Association
  • Creative lesson plan development
  • Classroom management
  • Strong communicator
  • Team player
  • Patient
  • Arts and crafts
  • Traditional fine art
Experience
07/2014 to 05/2015 Special Needs Art Teacher Central Special School | City, STATE,
  • Teaching art to preschool, lower, middle and high school students with special needs.
  • Adapting instruction that meets the individual academic, medical, developmental and technological needs of the students.
  • Implementing behavioral protocols/assignments for students during instructional and non-instructional times.
  • Curating and preparing student art exhibits on and off campus.
  • Participating in assigned teacher duties and school wide committees.
07/2009 to 07/2014 Assistant Horticulture Teacher Kennedy Krieger High School | City, STATE,
  • Assisting with the implementation of the program as outlined in the IEP of each student.
  • Assisting with adapting instruction that meets the individual academic, medical, developmental and technological needs of the students.
  • Fulfilling all teacher duties and responsibilities in the periodic absence of the teacher.
  • Implementing behavioral protocols/assignments for students during instructional and non-instructional times.
  • Co-teaching and designing integrative art/horticulture units with the horticulture teacher.
07/2004 to 05/2009 Special Needs Art Teacher Lois T. Murray School KKI Partnership School | City, STATE,
  • Teaching art to lower and middle school students with special needs.
  • Writing and modifying art curriculum to fit individual needs of the students.
  • Supporting teachers and testing students in the Alternative Maryland State Assessment.
  • Co-teaching and designing integrative art/music and art/occupational therapy units.
  • Coordinating and directing student musical programs with the music department.
  • Received high remarks for the creativity of classroom lesson plans and instructional techniques from students, parents and faculty.
  • Designing and teaching units for musical prop productions.
  • Designing and creating visuals for the pre-school curriculum.
07/1998 to 05/2004 Special Needs Art Teacher The Kennedy Krieger School | City, STATE,
  • Teaching art to lower and middle school students with special needs.
  • Writing and modifying art curriculum to fit individual needs of the students.
  • Organizing, implementing and supporting school wide thematic enrichment activities.
  • Assisting with art workshops at MANSEF conferences.
  • Organizing fine arts enrichment activities (dancing) in conjunction with the Maryland Arts Council.
  • Coordinating student art exhibits on and off campus.
Education
Expected in Bachelor of Science | Art Education Towson University, Baltimore, Maryland GPA: Magna cum Laude
Expected in Maryland State Advanced Professional Certification, PreK-12 | , , GPA:
Accomplishments
  • Children's book Illustrator and author - currently unpublished 
  • Artistic committee team member winning numerous awards - American Visionary Art Museum Kinetic Sculpture Race 
Skills
Teacher: Art teacher, passionate, team player, creative, intuitive, resourceful, great organizational skills, dedicated, Universal Design, Smartboard, Powerpoint
Gardener: Master Gardener - University of Maryland Cooperative Extension, vegetable and native flower gardener, community street tree and green space ambassador. 
Artist: Pottery, seamstress, Kinetic Sculpture Race artistic committee team member, special needs art teacher

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Towson University

Job Titles Held:

  • Special Needs Art Teacher
  • Assistant Horticulture Teacher
  • Special Needs Art Teacher
  • Special Needs Art Teacher

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Maryland State Advanced Professional Certification, PreK-12

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