Confident and capable special education professional equipped with the positive attitude and patience necessary to teach special education. Extensive experience and trained in working with children with special needs and autism.
Schooled in CPI
Extensive Applied Behavioral Analysis Training
Case Manager Training
Data Manager Training
Proficient in behavior assessment and developing interventions
3 years as a Teacher's Aide
13 years experience of working with children with disabilities
Proficient in early intervention
Proficient in writing IEP goals and objectives
Conflict resolution techniques
Teaching Assistant in an Autism Classroom, 10/2013 to Current Marlboro Township Public Schools
Work with students on a 1:1 basis in
implementing academics, following the VB-MAPP instruction, and carrying out
behavior intervention plans.
Communicated nonverbally with children to provide them with comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.
Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS)
Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
Taught reading, language arts and social sciences in a self-contained ED and LD classroom.
Redirected poor behavior using the positive reinforcement method.
Managing Supervisor/Program and Behavior Consultant, 12/2009 to Current The Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention
Assigned to oversee case programming, behavior intervention
plans and instructors.
Supervise the day-to-day clinical
operations of one or more clients programs.
Attend IEP meetings with school
districts when needed, and develop home instruction goals and objectives.
Consulted with school districts to develop behavioral intervention plans and
strategies to better the clients school environment.
Trained school personnel on
how to apply interventions and other strategies using the principles of Applied
Created programs for client's cases, along with all duties
Northern New Jersey Site Scheduler, 03/2012 to 10/2013 The Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention
Worked with staff and the client families to create
schedules for school and home sessions, bi weekly clinic meetings and staff
Senior Instructor , 04/2008 to 12/2009 The Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention
Assigned to provide direct 1
Case Manager , 04/2007 to 04/2008 The Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention
Created Sd and Target lists for current and generalization
programs, maintained the program log books, and prepared quarterly reports for
Worked directly with my supervisor on implementing, revising
and creating new programs.
Prepared clinic preparatory forms for biweekly
meetings with families and staff discussing progress of client.
1, 01/2007 to 04/2007 The Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention
Served as primary interventionist in the education and
treatment of children with Autism and related disorders by providing 1
Certified Substitute Teacher, 01/2006 to 09/2009 Edison Board of Education
Head Teacher/Behavior Therapist, New Horizons in Autism–Applied Behavioral Concepts
Master of Arts: Teaching/Special Education, 2016 Walden University- Graduate School -
Emphasis in Special Education K-21
Continuing Education in Child Development
Coursework in the unique characteristics and learning patterns relevant to different categories of exceptionalities.
Emphasis in creating adaptive behavioral, instructional, and literacy plans that complement the learning for students with special needs.
Explored effective assessment, monitoring, and intervention strategies that promote positive learning and remove barriers that inhibit learning
Emphasis on how to use Common Core Standards to guide instruction methods and strategies.
Coursework on fostering relationships with school colleagues, parents, and community organizations to support students' learning and well-being.
Associate of Arts: Continuing Education in Behavior Analysis, 2012 Penn State University - World Campus Graduate Program BCaBA Certificate Program
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, 2006 Rutgers University - Douglass College - New Brunswick, NJ
Elementary School Teacher - Grade K-6 CEAS (In process)
Teacher of Student with Disabilities CEAS (In process)
The Lovaas Method of Fundamental ABA
Crisis Prevention and Intervention
Certification- May 2014-Present
Substitute Teaching Certification 2005-2011
First Aid/CPR Certification
JFK Medical Center
December 2009- December 2012
Implemented programs to a
child with autism in a level 2 classroom
Praxis II Elementary Content Knowledge:
Praxis II Spec. Ed.: Core Knowledge and
Mild to Moderate Applications: Score 182
Total Score: 59/75
Planning for Instruction and Assessment : Score-19/25
Instructing and Engaging the Focus Learner: Score- 19.5/25