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Special Education Teacher

Warner Robins, Georgia, United States
August 28, 2017

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Haroldine Kitsko

*** *** ***, ****** ******, GA *1088


“..interaction with our students was easily established and maintained…lesson plans were well-planned and very creative…teaching young children with special needs requires someone with a vast amount of patience to repeat the same thing time after time…also needs a great deal of creativity to differentiate instruction for a wide array of exceptionalities…accomplished this quite easily…eager to participate in all aspects of teaching…professionalism was apparent in manner, dress, language, punctuality and preparedness

Rebecca M. Brooks, Ed.S

Cooperating Teacher

“..has a passion for education and a dedication like no other…dedication to her clients was admirable…attempts to touch peoples’ lives and make things a bit easier for them…knows when faced with a problem there are several ways to solve it…..of one way does not work she will come at it from a different direction…..will continue to do so until the problem is corrected…would be a great fit for your program

Wendy White

Former co-worker


Professional Profile

Dedicated Special Education Teacher focused on building each student’s strength and confidence, as well as giving student’s firm guidelines, regularity and dependability to foster their social and academic growth. Career change from LPN to Education with a specialty in Special Education.

Hold Masters Degree in Special Education and Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

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.

Education, Honors, and Certifications

M.S. Special Education

University pf Phoenix, 2013

Bachelor of Science Psychology

University of Phoenix, 2011

Key Qualifications

Certified in Special Education General Curriculum P-12; Certified in Special Education Adapted Curriculum P-12, Certified in Special Education Language Arts Cognitive Level P-5, 4-8; Certified in Special Education Reading Cognitive Level P-5, 4-8; Certified in Special Education Social Science Cognitive Level P-5, 4-8.

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.

Implement technological approaches to subject material. Research educational resources on the Internet. Assist with information retrieval. Utilize the SMART Board and overhead image camera.

Computer Skills

Software: Books in Print, Microsoft Office Suite, Experienced with Windows & MAC OS environments

Working knowledge of the Internet


Northwoods Academy- Special Education Teacher- Pre-k 3 and 4 year olds

Long-term substitute- February 6, 2017- May 10,2017

Self-contained classroom- develop lesson plans weekly to be used in connection with SMART board technology

Conducted all aspects of school day with the use of small group and large group activities

Maintained communication with parents regarding academics and behavior

Progress monitoring of all goals as stated by the IEP

Macon Charter Academy- Special Education Teacher/ 7th grade Avid teacher

July 19,2016- August 19.2016

Collaboration teacher for ELA and Math Middle Grades

Progress monitoring done on a weekly basis

Pull-out for all testing

Houston County Board of Education- Substitute teacher

March 2014- present

Maintain a classroom in the absence of the regular teacher. Follow the lesson plan, behavior plans, and policies and procedures of the school. Responsible for conducting all aspects of the classroom as stated by the regular classroom teacher and the administration of the particular school.

Substituted in general/regular education and special education classrooms from grade level pre-k through 5th grade in a variety of schools in the county

Professional Development in Education

Student Teacher

February to May 2013

Bleckley Primary, Cochran GA

Enhanced lessons using SMART Board technology and computers.

Supervised field trips to local parks, fire stations and zoos

Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.

Established and communicated clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects to both students and parents.

Professional Development Prior to Career Change

Nightingale Services - LPN/Supervisory Nurse

July 2011 – March 2013

Conduct supervisory visits for home health clients every 62 days as mandated by the State. Conduct skilled nursing visits on a weekly basis as ordered by the Primary Care Physician.

S.O.U.R.C.E Case Manager/Team Leader

October 2004 – July 2010

Handle a case load of 30-40. Provide clients with Enhanced Case Management. Coordinate placement of Personal Support Services, Home Delivered Meals, and Emergency Response System. Arrange transportation to medical appointments. Connect members with any available resources in the community. Contact clients a minimum of once a month. Perform chart review and conduct provider meetings monthly. Assist Administrator as needed. Prior to becoming Team Leader in the office I had a case load of 80 members.

Hospice of Houston County- Health Aide Supervisor

July 2002 – September 2004

Conducted monthly in-services for the CNA’s, Arranged scheduling for residential cases, nursing homes, and the in-patient unit. Performed supervisory visits. Complete bi-weekly payroll, and calculate mileage. Safety Coordinator: conducted quarterly safety meetings, ordering and monitoring of all nursing supplies and durable medical equipment. On-call every other weekend.

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