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Special Education High School

Location:
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 17325, United States
Posted:
August 18, 2011

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LEAH L. KISSICK

**** **** **** #*

Gettysburg, PA 17325

484-***-****

OBJECTIVE

Use of my experience and training to advance education in any related

field.

* Denotes full time Certified Teaching Position in a Public School

EDUCATION

2002-2006-EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY, East Stroudsburg, PA

Graduate Studies, Special Education Supervisor Education-GPA-4.0

1989-1991 - SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY, Slippery Rock, PA

Masters of Education, Special Education-GPA-3.6.

1972-1976 - WESTMINSTER COLLEGE, New Wilmington, PA

Bachelors of Arts, Elementary Education-GPA-3.5

2004-2005-SELECTED LEARNING EXPERIENCE ENDORSEMENT

2004-HIGHLY QUALIFIED ELEMENTARY/SPECIAL EDUCATION/ENGLISH

2004-TRAINED IN READ AMERICA AND ORTON GILLINGHAM READING

EXPERIENCE:

* 2008-Present-Inter Agency/Behavior Specialists (School Wide Positive

Behavior Support) Bureau of Special Education, Harrisburg, PA

* 2006-2008-EDUCATION SPECIALISTS, PASSAIC COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE,

PATERSON, NJ

.Special Education Advisor, Recruitment, Administration full time

position Left because of family illness.

* 2004-2006-PROFESSOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION, EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY,

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA

. Training undergraduate teacher candidates in Special Education. Left

because of uncompleted doctoral degree.

* 2001-2004-SENIOR OPTIONS COORDINATOR/IN CLASS SUPPORT TEACHER, Manville,

NJ

. Teaching mainstreamed identified High School Students/Giving Senior

student's work, college and internship options. Left because of three

family deaths.

* 2000-2001-Learning Support Teacher, Bangor, PA

. Teaching High School students in need of extra instruction. Left because

funding not available.

2000-JOB COACH, PIC, Allentown, PA

. Secure jobs for disabled adults. Part time summer position.

* 1998-2000-TEACHER/JOB COACH

West Windsor/ Plainsboro, High School, Princeton Junction, NJ

Secure jobs and coach multi-disabled young people aged 16-21 years.

Left because of family emergency.

* 1996-1998 - NAZARETH MIDDLE SCHOOL, Nazareth, PA

Full time Teacher Emotionally Disturbed Middle School aged students.

Left because of school wide exposure to mold.

* 1996-1997 - ACT I ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL, Brodheadsville, PA

Teacher of inter-city adjudicated youth. Left because Welfare

Department closed school for misappropriating funds.

* 1994-1995 - LEARNING SUPPORT TEACHER, East Stroudsburg, PA

Pull out program for Emotionally Disturbed 4th-6th graders. Became

part-time position.

1994-1998 - WRAP AROUND SERVICES, Monroe County, PA

For identified at risk children of all ages-in home service. Part-

time position.

* 1993-1994 - INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT TEACHER, New Castle, PA

Statewide initiative to identify, diagnoses, and prepares strategies

for at risk students within the classroom, working with parents, teachers

and administration. Left because position was made part-time.

* 1991-1993 - NEEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Midland, PA

Instructed socially and emotionally disturbed fourth, fifth and sixth

graders in a self-contained classroom. Left because funding closed the

classroom.

1989-1991 - IRENE STACEY MH/MR, Butler, PA

Assisted in the development of a pilot program for adolescents who

have been targeted as having the potential for dysfunctional entry into

adult society. Masters Level Family Therapist. Conduct intensive in-home,

face-to-face therapy sessions for families with children diagnosed with

social/emotional/learning disorders. Left because I wanted to return to

teaching-position was 24 hour on call, causing problems as a single parent.

1990-1991 - YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER, New Castle, PA

Participated in the 24-hour supervision of male and female youth

under the custody of the Department of Public Welfare. The majority of the

youth have been physically and/or mentally abused. Many are socially

unprepared for life outside of an institutionalized environment. Left

because position was made part-time.

1989-1991 - CATHOLIC CHARITIES, New Castle, PA

Consultant for the preparation/service needs assessments for aged

clients of county-sponsored nursing homes. Left because funding was not

available for position.

1988-1989 - MR CASE MANAGER/JOB COACH, New Castle, PA

Case manager responsible for mentally and physically challenged

clients of all ages. Left because funding for position was not available.

1984-1988 - ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR, New Wilmington, PA

Responsible for activities scheduled for a 110-bed facility on a

seven-day-a-week basis. Left because it was a part-time position.

1981-1984-CHRISTIAN EDUCATION DIRECTOR, Several Locations

* 1978-1980 - LEARNING DISABILITIES TEACHER, New Philadelphia, OH

Teacher of self contained elementary classroom with learning/physical

problems. Left because of funding for band uniforms.

* 1976-1978 - HOME BOUND INSTRUCTION, Dover, OH

Provided full time instruction for children who were unable to attend

middle school classes. Left because full time classroom position was

available.

Various Retail Positions

Held a variety of retail and sales positions. Companies include a floor

cleaning producer, ceramic products, professional development training

classes, custom window treatments, web site development and real estate.

Community Involvement

Post College, Meals on Wheels; Hot line volunteer, President & Vice

President of PTA/ 2 states; Parents Advisory Council; Association of

Christian Educators; Friends of the Library; College Club; YMCA;

Association of Professional Women; Community Club Education Chairperson,

Strategic Planning as a Parent and Professional.

REFERENCES

1. Mr. Leonard Nebo, Superintendent, 10 Dogwood Drive, Chester, NJ 07930

908-***-**** abgxcc@r.postjobfree.com

2. Dr. Rodney J. Logan, Principal, 20 Erica Lynne Way, Hamilton, NJ 08690

609-***-**** abgxcc@r.postjobfree.com

3. Ms Mary McLoughlin, Vice Principal 21 Huyler Road, Branchburg, NJ

08876 908-***-**** abgxcc@r.postjobfree.com

4. Mrs. Stacey Kita, Special EducationTeacher, 312 North 10th Ave,

Manville, NJ 08835 980-***-**** abgxcc@r.postjobfree.com

5. Mr. Edward Knapp, English/Science Co-teacher, 41 South Watson Street,

Palmer, PA 18045 610-***-**** abgxcc@r.postjobfree.com

6. Mr. Lou Galgano, Special Education/Technology/Senior Options, 46 North

Ave., Bloomfield, NJ 07003-3317 973-***-**** abgxcc@r.postjobfree.com

7. Dr. Kate Jensen, Chemistry Co-Teacher, 395 Sidney Road, Annandale, NJ

08801 908-***-****

8. Ms. Lucille Rush, Special Education, 47 Hillside Avenue, Netcong, NJ

07857 973-***-**** abgxcc@r.postjobfree.com

9. Mrs. Kim Stevens, Special Education Supervisor, P. O. Box 122, South

Sterling, PA 18460 abgxcc@r.postjobfree.com

10. Ms Joanna Goodwin-Ferry, Special Education Teacher, 132 Bucknell Trail,

Hopatcong abgxcc@r.postjobfree.com



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