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Special Education Training

Jupiter, FL
August 11, 2012

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Kristin M. Kuhn

***** ****** **** ( Jupiter, FL *3478 561-***-**** (


**/**** *.*., ********** University Immaculata,


Educational Leadership

1992 - 1997 Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI

Twenty-one graduate credits:

Special education and reading courses

12/1989 B.A., Hope College

Holland, MI

Major: Special Education

Minor: Physical Education


State of Florida

Professional Certificate

Educational Leadership (All Levels), Exceptional Student Education

(Grades K-12), Elementary Education K-6

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Professional Level II Certificate

Mentally and/or Physically Handicapped

Supervisor of Special Education

State of Michigan

Elementary & Secondary Administrator


Dedicated employee with an enthusiastic, uncompromising work ethic,

and outstanding organization skills

2/2011 - present The School District of Palm Beach County West

Palm Beach, FL

West Area Resource Teacher

Responsibilities include:

. Plan and implement small group push-in/pull-out reading


. Participate in school-site Instructional Reviews

. Collaborate with school site administration and teachers

regarding best practice

. Provide support to teachers and provide additional resource

materials as needed per students' needs

. Provide professional development

. Other projects as assigned by area director

8/2010 - 2/2011 The School District of Palm Beach County West

Palm Beach, FL

RtI/Inclusion Facilitator

7/2007 - 8/2010 Coatesville Area School District Coatesville,


IEP Facilitator/Supervisor of Special Education

Responsibilities included:

. Supervision of elementary special education teaching staff,

speech/language therapists, and school psychologists

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. Provided leadership, oversight and direction for Special Education

. Worked with building administrators and special education teachers to

assure appropriate services for identified students

. Participated in special education eligibility meetings, IEP meetings,

Behavior Intervention Plan meetings and Manifestation meetings

. Interpreted and provided oversight, resources, direction for the

implementation of

state, federal and local mandates, regulations, policies, procedures

and laws for

Special Education and ensured procedural safeguard rights

. Assisted in preparation of the District Special Education Plan, State and


reports; monitored implementation of Plan

. Screened and interviewed with building administrators all candidates for

building level

special education positions, and made recommendations for positions

. Engaged in PDE Cyclical Monitoring; assisted in the development and


of the corrective action plan with Education Director and building


. Assessed and planned in-service training; implemented training and

technical assistance

06/2004 - 7/2007 Elwyn Development Center Elwyn, PA

Early Intervention Education Supervisor

08/1998 - 06/2004 Garnet Valley Elementary School Glen

Mills, PA

Learning Support Teacher

09/1997 - 12/1997 Ridley Middle School Ridley

Park, PA

Long-term Substitute Learning Support Teacher

01/1990 - 06/1997 Caledonia Middle School

Caledonia, MI

Learning Disabilities Teacher


. Marzano Teacher Evalution System and iObservation - two day


. CHAMPs Training - one day overview

. LEA Representative Training: Know the Law: Special Education and

Chapter 14 Regulations

. LEA Representative Training: Linking the MDE, ER, and IEP

. Understanding Visual and Hearing Impairment in Young Children

. LEA Representative Training: The Role of the LEA in Facilitating

the IEP

. LEA Representative Training: The Full Range of Services and


. LEA Representative Training: Developing Conflict Resolution Skills

. Multi-Sensory Reading Workshop: teaching decoding and spelling with

emphasis on direct, structured, systematic, explicit instruction

using multi-sensory techniques

. Practical Strategies to Help Special Education Teachers Objectively

Assess IEP Progress (Grades 1 - 6)

. Inclusion: Showcase for Success

. How to Make Inclusion Work: The Real Nuts and Bolts!

. School-Based Crisis Intervention

. Responding to the Many Faces of Trauma Workshop

. Effective Writing Instruction: Programs That Work

. Basic Principles of Positive Programming and Nonaversive Behavior


. Behavioral Assessment and Reactive Strategies

. Brain Based Teaching: Building Excitement for Learning

. Succeeding with Difficult Students and ADD/ADHD Students

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