Title 1/DRP Assistant with 9 years of experience working with small groups of students at all grade levels to improve their reading and math skills and strategies.
Title 1/DRP Assistant Ironton Elementary SchoolParkland School District/Sep 2010 to Current
Work with small groups at all grade levels to develop reading and math strategies.
Develop individualized lesson plans based on the particular struggles of the student.
Work closely with the Reading Specialist and the classroom teachers to identify the intervention best suited for the student.
Developed a unique lesson plan for teaching syllabication that has been highly successful with students of all ages to decode unfamiliar words.
Use reward based discipline techniques with reluctant learners and students who have behavioral problems.
Push into classrooms to assist the teacher during I&E and math classes.
Help train and support many new Title/DRP Assistants and substitutes.
Help develop and implement yearly "Read-a-Thon" programs to encourage students to read outside of the classroom.
DRP Assistant Kernsville Elementary SchoolParkland School District/Sep 2009 to May 2010
Helped design and oversaw the conversion of two portable classrooms into the "Reading Rainforest" and the "Math Mansion" for the use of classroom teachers to enrich their lessons with hands on learning.
Playground and Cafeteria Aid Kernsville Elementary SchoolParkland School District/Feb 2007 to Jun 2010
Children's Wear Fashion Designer New York CityMay 1987 to Dec 1992
Bachelor of Science: Clothing and TextilesVirginia Tech1987Blacksburg, VA
Other examples of my experience working with children include:
Girl Scout leader for nine years
Director and teacher at Vacation Bible School for 18 years