Teacher Of Moderate Special Needs Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
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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. 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 as needed. Accomplished experienced of 19 years working with individuals with moderate to severe needs for both academics and emotional supports. Knowledgeable about developmental delays, trauma and other diagnoses limiting mental and physical capabilities. Analytical in approaching problems and creative in developing personalized solutions to show progress in the classroom meeting school and district goals PreK-8.

  • Academic and Emotional Needs Teaching Strategies
  • Positive and consistent work ethic
  • Group and individual instructions
  • Learning styles Assessment
  • Administrator of Statewide Academic Assessment
  • Developer Individual Education Plans
  • Positive Behavioral Interventions
  • Universal Design Learning Strategy
  • Aesthetic Educational Immersion
  • Sheltered English Immersion approved
  • Self Regulated Student Development trained
  • Excellent classroom management
  • Behavioral/Cognitive Skills Development
  • Social Skills Development
  • New teacher mentor and support
  • In depth knowledge of State and Federal Education Laws
  • Mother of 2 children, 1 with 504 requirements
Teacher of Moderate Special Needs, 09/2005 to 07/2021
Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN,
  • Worked with students with specialized needs to accomplish tasks and build practical skills.
  • Developed interesting and interactive learning methods tailored to help students with individual needs.
  • Promoted language development skills through reading and storytelling.
  • Established and communicated clear objectives for lessons, units and projects to students and parents.
  • Developed IEP to leverage developmental practices and educational theories to achieve educational objectives.
  • Offered students personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Met with parents about student needs to garner additional support.
  • Used vast number of teaching strategies in coordination of lesson creation and planning to meet diverse group of students' specific needs.
  • Assessed student performance, behavior and social development and devised improvement strategies for struggling children.
  • Collaborated with conventional education instructors across multiple departments to optimize student learning.
Instructor, 07/2002 to 07/2005
Evergreen Special Education School & Residential PCity, STATE,
  • Observed and evaluated student performance and development and provided appropriate feedback on work.
  • Conducted tests and quizzes to evaluate student progress with course material.
  • Managed and organized class records and reports.
  • Participated in workshops and trainings to improve skills and learn new methods for classroom instruction.
  • Established objectives for lessons, modules and projects.
  • Researched and developed innovative learning methods to optimize learning processes.
Dance Instructor & Program Director , 07/2006 to Current
Central Mass Dance AcademyCity, STATE,
  • Uphold studio guidelines and legal requirements for dancer and staff protection.
  • Collaborated in team-based environment to uphold instruction quality and continuity of service to clients.
  • Assessed dancer strengths and developed choreography to highlight talent.
  • Planned choreography for group performances and competition.
  • Accommodated students with special needs by using different teaching styles, encouraging each to learn at appropriate pace.
  • Interacted effectively by email, phone and in person with students, parents and staff members.
  • Prepared and delivered carefully-crafted lessons to instruct students in community service tasks and fundraising projects.
  • Maintained class records, including attendance, fees and rehearsal schedules.
Education and Training
Associate of Science: Child Development, Expected in 05/1998
Holyoke Community College - Holyoke, MA
Bachelor of Science: Education, Expected in 05/2000
American International College - Springfield, MA
Teacher Certification Program : Special Education PreK-8, Expected in 12/2009
Worcester State University - Worcester, MA
Master of Science: Special Education, Expected in 06/2016
Concordia University - Portland, OR
Certification : Universal Design Learning, Expected in 2015
Worcester Public Schools - Worcester , MA
Certification : Sheltered English Immersion , Expected in 2016
Fitchburg State University - Fitchburg, MA
Certification : Aesthetic Education Immersion , Expected in 2019
Lincoln Center Summer Forum - New York, NY

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  • Holyoke Community College
  • American International College
  • Worcester State University
  • Concordia University
  • Worcester Public Schools
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Lincoln Center Summer Forum
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