Simon Pearson former administrator business background in technology was supportive to the use of videos and computers in the class...She volunteered for cooperative opportunities in the media center and helped teachers to accommodate computers...I recommend her with the highest regard..." Aidan Delaney 2nd Grade Teacher New York City Schools deeply involved in learning about the educational state-of-the-art, investigating research and designing instructional materials...I look forward to the time when Diane will bring her love of children, enthusiasm, initiative, and intelligence into her own classroom." Monica Brink, Ed.D. My ability to motivate students and share a love of learning fosters a successful classroom environment. ...I would welcome becoming part of 'the village that raises the child' in your district." Jenny Lysaker Professional Profile Eager to bring elementary students into the twenty-first century using a unique combination of education experience coupled with business background. Hold Master's Degree in Special Education Cross Category K-12 and Bachelor's Degree in Business. Experienced in use of the Internet and educational software. Dedicated to enthusiastic and dynamic teaching as a means of creating and nurturing a lifelong love of knowledge in children. Certified in Special Education (K-12) and Business Education Plan and instruct each subject area using wide variety of teaching aids, motivational and implementation strategies to engage students in active learning. Incorporate learning modality principles into classroom and individual instruction. Develop and conduct inter-grade activities. Utilize IXL automated math management system. Implement technological approaches to subject material. Research educational resources on the Internet. Assist with information retrieval. Experienced Computer Educator Designed and conducted various faculty and student workshops for training in word processing and spreadsheet software. Instructed corporate personnel in use of word processing, desktop publishing, and drafting programs for conversion from manual typesetting and drafting to computer assisted methods.
Workshop Presenter October 1995First combined International Reading Association － Nashville, TN
Fir Tree University － Hempstead, NY
Graduate Advisor October 1995 to CurrentElm College － Flushing, NY
Substitute Teacher March 1995 to CurrentProfessional Development in Education
Information Services Assistant May 1994 to August 1995Elm College － Flushing, NY
Student Teacher September 1994 to December 1994Fir Tree Elementary － Flushing, NY
Computer Related Training Positions.
Workshop Presenter, February, 1995.
Graduate Assistant August 1993 to May 1994Maple High School － East Islip, NY
Software Engineer January 1989 to January 1991Elm College － Flushing, NY
Systems Manager January 1987 to January 1989Trey Research － Smithtown, NY
Software Quality Assurance Engineer January 1986 to January 1987A. Datum Corporation － Bohemia, NY
Staff Administrator January 1984 to January 1986Fabrikam, Inc － Smithtown, NY
Student Director/Assistant January 1981 to January 1984The Telephone Company － Brooklyn, NY
M.S : Special Education, 2011Grand Canyon University
WA State Special Education : 2011
Bachelor of Science : Computer Science, 2008University of Phoenix
International Reading Association
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development