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teacher for the visually impaired resume example with 13+ years of experience

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

Professional, caring, and organized Teacher for the Visually Impaired with over 14 years in the field of special education as an assistant. Eager to contribute to team success through teaching and providing support services. Excels at providing educational, behavioral, and emotional support to individuals with disabilities from mild/moderate to moderate/severe. Background in communication disorders and developmental disabilities. Completed Education Specialist Credential in Visual Impairments in the spring of 2021 and a Master of Arts Degree in Special Education in spring 2022. Motivated to learn, grow, and provide support to students and their families.

Work History
06/2022 to Current Teacher for the Visually Impaired St. Mary's County Public Schools | , ,
  • Provide instructional support in academic subject areas and instruction in expanded core curriculum for students with visual impairments
  • Case manager
  • Plan, organize, and write Individualized education Plans (IEP)
  • Interpret eye-medical reports as they relate to educational environments
  • Provide one-on-one instruction
  • Adapt material for students
  • Instruct and transcribe lessons into Braille or large print for blind/low vision students
  • Conduct vision related assessments
  • Provide collaborative instruction as needed in order for students with visual impairments to learn a wide variety of compensatory skills
  • Communicate with parents to discuss student needs
  • Assist in providing and setting up all necessary equipment and materials to ensure an appropriate education for students with visual impairments
  • Use assistive technology and specialized equipment to meet student's instructional needs
  • Teach the use of accessibility features that support visual impairments
  • Deliver personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes
01/2021 to 05/2021 Student Teacher North Country Academy | , ,
  • Provided instructional support in academic subject areas and instruction in expanded core curriculum for students with visual impairments
  • Collaborated with qualified teacher to establish instructional goals and prepare lesson plans
  • Observed student IEP meetings and practiced writing IEPs with mentor/master teacher
  • Provided one-on-one and group instruction
  • Adapted material for students
  • Introduced and provided braille instruction
  • Provided remote learning opportunities that actively involved family members
  • Monitored classrooms for safety and good behavior, offering students positive reinforcement to maintain discipline
  • Used assistive technology and specialized equipment to meet student's instructional needs
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to individual students to enable positive learning outcomes
  • Met with parents to discuss student behaviors and needs.
08/2020 to 12/2020 Student Teacher North Country Academy | , ,
  • ExCEL Academy (Virtual class)
  • Provided services to students with visual impairments across the United States
  • Offered engaging lessons for students with a variety of abilities focused on the Expanded Core Curriculum
  • Met with parents to discuss student needs
  • Identified students strengths and supported areas of need
  • Collaborated with teaching staff to implement coordinated educational strategies
  • Used Google Classroom as an online classroom resource
  • Observed and participated in special learning opportunities to expand skills and learn different approaches
  • Developed lesson plans that incorporated ECC skills and included activities for student engagement
01/2008 to 12/2020 Special Education Assistant Basis.Ed | , ,

Eagle Rock Jr./Sr. High School

08/2012 to 12/2020

  • Provide special education services to students in grades 7th-12th in groups and one-on-one support
  • Provide resource support for 10th grade students in general education classrooms
  • Build trust and rapport with students through positive reinforcement and strong communication skills
  • Collaborate with both special and general education teachers
  • Participate in ongoing staff training sessions and professional development meetings
  • Develop and implement lesson plans for students with intellectual disabilities, autism, and other physical and learning disabilities
  • Document support service hours on Welligent
  • Active on Schoology and Zoom with students and staff
  • Organize and guide activities for students, including projects, presentations and performances
  • Set up visual aids, equipment and classroom displays to support teacher's lesson delivery
  • Attended student IEP meetings
  • Attended Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) training and participated in data collection for individual report
  • Developed professional relationships with school staff to contribute to strong learning community

Delevan Drive Elementary School

01/2008 to 06/2012

  • Completed 600 + hours as a Special Education Trainee
  • Delivered personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support to students between 5-12 years of age
  • Provided support services to students with multiple disabilities in mild/moderate and moderate/severe class settings
  • Implemented support services provided by OT, PT, SLP, DHH, and VI
  • Documented student behaviors, interventions and outcomes to address any challenges
  • Helped guide activities for students both inside and outside the classroom, including art projects, performances, basic sign language lessons, and 6th grade promotion events
  • Used behavior modeling and specialized teaching techniques to share and reinforce social skills
Skills
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Special Education Support
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Assistive Technology
  • Group and Individual Instruction
  • Active Listening
  • Written and Oral Communication
  • Conflict Resolution Techniques
  • Data Collection/Welligent
  • Scheduling and Organization
  • Classroom Management
  • Lesson Implementation
  • Creativity
  • Adaptability
Education
Expected in 05/2022 to to Master of Arts | Special Education California State University - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA GPA:
  • Completed Education Specialist Credential in Visual Impairments May 2021
Expected in 06/2016 to to Bachelor of Arts | Communication Disorders California State University - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA GPA:
  • Minored in Developmental Disabilities
Expected in 05/2012 to to Associate of Arts | Speech Communication Long Beach City College, Long Beach, CA GPA:

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School Attended

  • California State University - Los Angeles
  • California State University - Los Angeles
  • Long Beach City College

Job Titles Held:

  • Teacher for the Visually Impaired
  • Student Teacher
  • Student Teacher
  • Special Education Assistant

Degrees

  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Arts

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