For the past four years, I have worked as a teaching assistant in a Comprehensive Developmental Classroom-Activities based (CDC-A) that serves elementary-aged students with multiple and severe disabilities with the Knox County School District. I have worked with a wide range of students including ones with autism, Down Syndrome, emotional/behavior disorders, anxiety, communication and social skills deficits, and moderate to severe aggression. My duties include: preparing the classroom for students, creating/preparing materials, managing students behaviors, assisting students with toileting and feeding, conducting small group and whole group lessons tailored to meet individual student needs, supervising the classroom when the lead teacher is in meetings/absent, and assisting with student outbursts. I am TCI certified and attend professional development opportunities regularly. I have 19 plus years experience in elementary and preschool education. Demonstrated skill in individualizing instruction based on students' needs and interests in the County School District. 1997-2002 at Summers Elementary Florida and 2007-2013 at Melrose Park Elementary Florida and 2013 to present at Ball Camp Elementary in Knoxville. In Florida my duties included but were not limited to: Morning bus duty which includes conducting emergency bus evacuation drills, breakfast and lunch duty, dismissal duty assisting students to their car, being flexible to cover an area where ever needed. Duties also included assisting in the classroom in multi grade levels working with inclusion ESE students in small group settings and assisting in the Self Contained classroom. Giving assessments and proctoring for the FCAT. Substitute when needed and assist in the Pre-K ESE Handicap class and VPK. Accomplishments include being selected the 2011 School-Related Employee of the Year Columbia County, FL. Certified in CPI (Nonviolent Crisis Intervention) for 4 years as well as 4 years certified in TCI (Therapeutic Crisis Intervention) with Knox County schools.
The PRAXIS Series PARAPRO ASSESSMENT Score 472
TCI certified for 4 years TN
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