(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Dedicated Teaching Assistant with a passion for working with children with special needs. Highly proficient in leading recreational and educational activities while providing head teachers support in all aspects of classroom management. Accomplished in building long-lasting relationships with students, parents, and colleagues. Compassionate while delivering exemplary support and assistance to teachers and students. Eager to help mold the minds of our youth and improve behaviors, social skills and educational capabilities. Observant and skilled team player successful at responding to crisis situations and providing emergency support. Attentive to student needs in and out of classroom. Considered,respectful, hardworking and well-versed in special needs student support. Devoted to students learning and safety and always willing to help with any need.

  • Special needs education
  • One-on-one and small group instruction
  • Maintaining safe environments
  • Behavior modeling
  • Classroom support
  • Working collaboratively
Education and Training
OCM BOCES Syracuse, NY Expected in 01/2011 Licence Practical Nursing : - GPA :

Ranked in Top 10% of class Completed continuing education in

Onondaga Community College Syracuse, NY Expected in 01/2008 Major : Child Development/ Science, Science, Child Development - GPA :
Onondaga Community College Syracuse, NY Expected in 01/2002 in general studies; Math, Science, Early Childhood Development : - GPA :
West Genesee Senior High School Camillus, NY Expected in 01/1999 Diploma : - GPA :
  • Child Abuse and Maltreatment
  • S.A.V.E Course
  • Level 1 Teaching assistant license
  • mandate reporter
Galapagos Charter Schools - Teaching Assistant
Chicago, IL, 03/2022 - Current
  • Supervised children and participated with children in activities.
  • Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
  • Kept students safe inside and outside classrooms by proactively monitoring behaviors and tracking student movements, safety hazards and visitors.
  • Monitored students in class, hallways and cafeteria to enforce school rules.
  • Distributed classroom materials, pencils, paper and art materials.
  • Worked one-on-one with special needs students to help navigate through school challenges.
Abm - Teaching Assistant
Rockford, IL, 09/2019 - 03/2022
  • Assist teachers with supervision and care of group of non-verbal autistic children.
  • Support student learning objectives through personalized and small group assistance to support classroom instruction.
  • Complete and file all necessary paperwork for classroom activities, including meal count sheets and attendance logs.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities and attended in-services and seminars.
  • Organize classroom materials to help teachers prepare for daily instruction and activities.
  • Work with individual students to provide personalized educational, behavioral and emotional support.
  • Provide diverse assistance to teachers, including support, classroom management and document coordination.
  • Use behavior modeling and specialized teaching techniques to share and reinforce social skills.
  • Participated in lesson planning and curriculum implementation.
  • Partner with teacher to plan and implement lessons following school's curriculum, and goals whiles following BIP’s and IEP’s for individual students.
  • Set up visual aids such as PECS, Proloque, and classroom displays to support teacher's lesson delivery.
  • Keep students safe inside and outside classrooms by proactively monitoring behaviors and tracking student movements, safety hazards and visitors.
  • Collaborate with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement.
  • Assist in development screenings to measure students' motor, language, and emotional skills.
  • Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
  • Assisted teachers with lesson preparation and curriculum implementation.
Helzberg Diamonds Headquarters - Senior Branch Manager
Tallahassee, FL, 07/2015 - 08/2019
  • Assist with managing the daily operations working closely with Veteran Affairs Medical Center. Schedule contractor daily work orders Responsible for product ordering and receiving product. Able to maintain professional communications with staff Travel to branch locations located out of state for support Met deadlines by proactively managing individual and team tasks and implementing daily procedures and processes Engaged employees in business processes with positive motivational techniques Resolved escalated customer issues in timely manner Consulted with representatives of regulatory agencies to complete accurate filings and uphold strict compliance Protected company assets with strategic management protocols Enhanced branch production rates by handling staff conflicts, evaluations, hiring/termination processes, coaching employees on company protocol and payroll operations Reviewed applications against established parameters to determine approval, rejection or modification requirements Raised capital by building partnerships with investors and maintaining strong stockholder relationships Managed approximately 30 or more calls on daily basis from Veterans and medical center.
Company Name - Store Manager
City, State, 05/1999 - 07/2015
  • Managed 10 employees based on shift requirements, individual strengths and unique training Resolved customer problems by investigating issues, answering questions and building rapport Managed store appearance, including merchandising and displays, signage, decorations and cleaning Maintained daily record of all transactions Created and delivered weekly schedule assignments to staff members in timely manner so all shifts received adequate coverage Proactive and identified and solved complex problems that impacted operations management and the business direction Delivered excellent customer service by greeting and assisting each customer.
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  • Onondaga Community College
  • Onondaga Community College
  • West Genesee Senior High School

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