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Special Education Mental Health

Lee's Summit, MO
October 18, 2017

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Wendy R. Scraggs

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Lees Summit, MO 64082


Career Objective: Accomplished teacher with over 19 years of educational and clinical experience, certified in Elementary and Special Education, backed by advanced degree in Autism, seeking a challenging position to utilize my skills and proficiency in a renowned school district.. Education and Certifications:

Master of Science in Special Education and Autism, University of Central Missouri, May 2016 Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education, Emporia State University, 1996 Current State Certifications:

Elementary K-6, Missouri

Current Employment:

Kansas City Behavioral Health HoldCo., Milestones Academy, Kansas City, MO ( 2016 - Current)

● Teach classroom skills focusing on social, emotional, and behavioral needs for classroom success.

● Teach students ages 6 -21 daily, early literacy skills, vocational, and life-skills using leveled curriculum

● Adjust curriculum to meet individual student goals

● Provide resources to implementers based on student goals and program needs

● Support and contribute to positive behavioral support plans

● Track and report data progress

● Participate in multidisciplinary meetings to develop individual plans based on student need

● Work alongside BCBA certified supervisors to develop appropriate plans, increase success, and decrease behaviors for students to increase transitions back to student's district

● Participate as an Admin team member in developing policy for emerging behavioral company

● Develop and participate in IEP meetings for student's assigned to caseload Lifeworks Family Treatment Center, Shawnee Mission, KS (2013-2016)

● Provide support to children transitioning from residential care back into their adoptive homes

● Analyze evaluation reports of clients to provide most effective services to meet behavioral and educational objectives.

● Coach and support parents of children with mental health disorders on how to structure their home environment to increase successful placement in the home.

● Implement behavior plans to increase compliant behavior.

● Advocate and develop IEP’s with participating school districts for clients with a variety of exceptionalities.

● Communicate with all parties involved in regards to progress or incidents in the form of daily logs and summaries.

● Educational advocate in school related services for clients. Teaching Experience:

K-5 Special Education Teacher, Little Blue Elementary, Raytown C-2, (2010-2013)

● Case Managed 17-20 special education students across all grade levels K-5

● Provided direct services to a variety of students with a range of special needs

● Observed and analyze student behavior resulting in implementation of behavior and educational p rograms

● Developed IEP’s and managed tri-annual evaluations

● Work closely with all members of multidisciplinary team

● Keep confidential files in office compliant

● Completed IEP Progress Reports for each student

● Managed transition meetings for middle school and early childhood students Leadership Experience:

Minister: Countryside Christian Church (2005-2010)

● Implemented Christian curriculum for preschool through sixth grade

● Directed Early Literacy Program for infants to 5 years of age

● Supervised Childcare staff

● Trained, managed, and evaluated 17-20 employees through the various children’s programs

● Counseled children and families in crisis

● Shared pastoral care and preaching duties as needed

● Responsible for the management of the budget within my department

● Promoted and advertised programs we offered to the community

● Implemented new worship programs

First Grade Teacher, Sunflower Elementary, Shawnee Mission Schools, (1997-2002)

● Implemented lessons for a wide variety of students to meet district standards of excellence

● Fully included students with a variety of exceptionalities into the mainstream of my regular classroom

● Interdisciplinary team leader

Fifth Grade Teacher, Cambridge Elementary, Belton, MO (1996-1997)

● Developed a variety of lesson plans to meet the needs of 25 students in “class-within-a-class” learning model with 11 learning disabled students fully included.

● Nominated by building principal for “Outstanding First Year Teacher” in Belton School District

● Worked with the University of Kansas to provide cooperative experience to help develop university-based special educational program


Susan Peach, co-founder of Lifeworks

Dianne Saltzman, Co-teacher,, Park Hill Elementary Yvonne Nuffer, Learning Specialist, Special Education co-worker, Little Blue Elementary Professional Development Workshops:

● PCM Certified

● Mandt trained in crisis de-escalation

● First Aid and CPR trained

Honors and Activities:

● Council for Exceptional Children member

● Member of National Honors Society

● PTA member of LSWHS and HHE

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