Dedicated Teacher's Assistant with 8 years experience in elementary Special Education who is versed in motivating students to achieve and exceed their academic and personal goals. Extensive knowledge of standardized testing requirements and Common Core learning standards. Demonstrated skill in individualizing instruction based on students' needs and interests. Enthusiastic with superb leadership and communication skills. Easily cultivates trusting and productive relationships with students, parents, teachers and administration.
New York State Teaching Standardized testing techniques
Assistant Certificate with Learning assessments
Childhood Education IEPs knowledge
Urban public schools background Differentiated instruction
Critical thinker specialist
Curriculum development Flexible and adaptive
Teachers AssistantSep 2007 to Current New York City Department of Education － Bronx, NY
Observed and assessed student performance and kept thorough records of progress.
Managed classrooms of [number] to [number] students during the absence of assigned teachers.
Implemented a variety of teaching methods such as lectures, discussions and demonstrations.
Established clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects.
Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks.
Set and communicated ground rules for the classroom based on respect and personal responsibility.
Identified early signs of emotional, developmental and health problems in students and followed up with parents.
Tutored children individually and in small groups to help them with difficult subjects.
Scheduled and held parent-teacher conferences to keep parents up-to-date on children's academic performance.
Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
Mentored and counseled students with adjustment and academic problems.
Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement.
Contributed ideas at [number] staff meetings each month.
Delegated tasks to teacher assistants and volunteers.
Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning.
Implemented remedial programs for students requiring extra assistance.
Took appropriate disciplinary measures when students misbehaved.
Improved students' reading levels through guided reading groups and whole group instruction.
Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards.
Encouraged parents to take an active role in their child's education.
Encouraged students to explore issues in their lives and in the world around them.
Taught students in various stages of cognitive, linguistic, social and emotional development.
Taught students to exercise problem solving methodology and techniques during tests.
Differentiated instruction according to student ability and skill level.
Used children's literature to teach and reinforce reading, writing, grammar and phonics.
Accepted coaching from fellow teachers and administrators and immediately incorporated feedback.
Associate of Arts, Childhood Education2011Borough of Manhattan Community College － New York City, NY, United StatesChildhood Education
Led students in small group instruction to improve basic math skills during academic year which lead to state test standards being met.
Collaborated and conducted professional development workshops in Universal Design for Learning and Teacher/Assitant Working Relationship.
Actively involved as a Paraprofessional Representative for the United Federation of Teachers and the School Leadership Team.