substitute teacher resume example with 14+ years of experience

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I am currently a substitute teacher in Barrow County. I am well-versed in crisis management and establishing direct, clear, and helpful boundaries with students of varying emotional and intellectual capacities. I have served as a paraprofessional for 16 years. My specialty areas include severe profound, MOID, Autism, and support in general education classes. I am accomplished in organizational skills, assisting with lessons, and collaborating with other professionals to provide the students with the highest level of education. I regularly attend professional learning classes to remain connected with the special needs of the students. I am currently attending Liberty University to receive a Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Elementary Education. I enjoy assisting special needs students in any area that they need in order to grow individually as well as socially. Hardworking Substitute Teacher with skills to step into any classroom environment and support student needs with excellent discussion management, lecturing and mentoring abilities. Knowledgeable about special intervention plans, recordkeeping requirements and strategies for maintaining classroom discipline. Grades papers and homework and records grades for lead teacher.

  • Data collection for implementing IEP goals.
  • In-depth knowledge of autism, severe/profound, and mild/moderated disabilities
  • Certified paraprofessional
  • Modify general education lessons for students.
  • Differentiated instruction
  • Test proctoring
  • Behavioral/cognitive skills development
  • Clerical/Computer skills
  • Classroom Management
  • Information Confidentiality
  • Records Management
  • Material Distribution
  • Assigning and Grading Work
  • Group Instruction
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Enforcing Classroom Rules
  • Relationship Building
  • Student Progress Reporting
  • Staff Collaboration
  • Classroom and Activity Supervision
  • Behavior Management
  • Multitasking and Organization
  • Organization and Planning
  • Documentation and Reporting
  • Google Classroom
  • Smartboard Technology
  • Technology Savvy
  • Behavior Modeling
  • Activity Planning
  • Inventorying Supplies
  • Assistive Technologies
  • Test Proctoring
  • Special Education
  • MS Office
  • Teaching Life Skills
  • SMART Technology
  • Issue Resolution
  • Class Lecturing
Education and Training
Liberty University Lynchburg, VA Expected in 04/2023 Bachelor of Science : Interdisciplinary of Elementary - GPA :
National Education Atlanta, GA Expected in 01/1988 : - GPA : 1-year program: Medical Assistant Program
Grand Canyon School District - Substitute Teacher
Grand Canyon, AZ, 10/2021 - Current
  • Enforced classroom routines to keep students on schedule and operating at consistent level.
  • Provided classroom instruction outlined in teacher's lesson plans.
  • Implemented lesson plans assigned by classroom teacher to educate students about key concepts.
  • Provided notes and reports on school day activities to primary teacher.
  • Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures to maintain order among students.
  • Requested as substitute teacher based on excellent referrals and trusted performance.
  • Educated students in various subjects to provide seamless transition during absence of head teacher.
  • Maintained student attendance and assignment records to prevent lapses during teacher absences.
  • Maintained rules of conduct that encouraged self-discipline and responsibility.
  • Engaged students in discussions to promote interest and drive learning.
  • Created classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to student maturity and interests.
  • Differentiated classroom and small group instruction to meet needs of students with various learning styles and abilities.
  • Remained up-to-date with emergency procedures to keep students and staff safe in emergency events.
  • Tutored students individually and in small groups to help with difficult subjects.
  • Monitored appropriate use and care of equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Utilized outlined grading procedures and assessment strategies to document and report on student growth, development and understanding.
  • Prepared objectives and outlines for courses of study.
  • Prepared, administered and graded tests and assignments to evaluate student progress.
  • Maintained classroom order and enforced school and class rules.
  • Followed established lesson plans to continue learning trajectory.
  • Supervised students during recess, break times and dismissal periods to prevent injuries and fights.
  • Took attendance and maintained attendance records during period as substitute.
  • Explained assignments and relayed information from lead teacher.
  • Answered student questions about course concepts.
  • Communicated with head teacher to execute priorities for school day and ongoing lesson plans.
  • Organized classroom activities, games and tasks to enhance interactive learning experience.
  • Distributed worksheets and homework assignments from head teacher to assist with classroom operations.
  • Led or moderated classroom discussions and guided exploratory thought.
  • Assisted struggling students with classroom assignments with one-on-one tutoring.
  • Operated computers or audio-visual aids to supplement class presentations.
  • Addressed rowdy and uncooperative students by speaking firmly and informing head teacher of transgressions.
  • Attended training and workshops to improve teaching skills.
  • Showed Powerpoint Presentations, videos and interactive websites to aid students with comprehension.
  • Graded tests and assignments using head teacher's grading guidelines.
  • Organized and supervised games or other recreational activities.
  • Graded student assignments and exams and discussed results.
  • Helped head teacher by restocking missing or low supplies in classroom.
Black Hills Special Services Cooperative - Special Education Paraprofessional
Sturgis, SD, 05/2015 - 12/2018
  • Collaborated with the teacher to develop effective, individualized learning strategies
  • Managed a class of [15-30] students when the teacher stepped out of the room
  • Supervised test-taking and graded papers
  • Provided support to the students through specialized accommodations, extra assistance, and educational assessments
  • Advised the instructor regarding student behavior or issues that required immediate addressing
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs
  • Compiled and produced documents and reports and filed, copied, or faxed required papers to appropriate parties
  • Developed, administered, and graded tests and quizzes in a timely manner.
Black Hills Special Services Cooperative - Special Education Paraprofessional
Sturgis, SD, 03/2006 - 04/2015
  • Supervised test-taking and graded papers
  • Developed individual educational plans (IEP) designed to promote educational, physical, and social development
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs
  • Enhanced lessons using Smart Board technology and computers
  • Eliminated learning gaps and effectively instructed students by developing IEPs and utilizing a wide variety of teaching aids and motivational strategies
  • Provided specialized classroom instruction to a broad range of students with developmental disorders, including autism.
  • Worked and coached special needs students in various Special Olympic events at local games
  • Worked and assist in Community Based Instruction program
  • Worked with special needs students in the general education population
  • In-depth experience with autistic, severe/profound, and mild/moderate disabilities
  • Developed and assisted in various fundraising programs .

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  • Liberty University
  • National Education

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  • Special Education Paraprofessional
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