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Special Education Teacher

Stewartsville, New Jersey, 08886, United States
December 31, 2017

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Elizabeth Sklar Hoyt, MA, Ed.M

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Phillipsburg, NJ 08865



Education and Certification:

Master of Education. Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, New York,

Master of Arts, Columbia University Teachers College, anthropology and education B.A. Drew University, Madison

Massachusetts Teacher of English as a Second Language, k-12; 8/2012 WIDA training, 2013; active 2012-2017

Massachusetts Teacher of English, grades 5-8 certification; active 2013-2018

Massachusetts, Teacher of Moderate Special Needs, grades k-5: active 2013-2018

Permanent Certificate as Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant, New Jersey

Permanent Certificate Teaching of English, k-12, New Jersey

Permanent Certificate Teaching of Social Studies k-12, New Jersey

Reading, Writing, Speaking Fluency in French language

Reading, Writing, Speaking Fluency in French language

Testing and Assessment materials used: WIAT; Kaufman Math and TOWLE Writing Tests; Woodcock Johnson Cognitive Abilities Test;, including Academic Achievement Test (for special education eligibility); ACCESS testing in ESL, WAPT (English as a Second Language


Professional Development: Massachusetts Teachers’ Association program, Williamstown,

Massachusetts, August 5-9, 2012, 23 credits: Massachusetts Association of Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages, convention, March, 2013, three days of seminar study of strategies for teaching speakers of other languages, sessions in research on phonemic development, 9/ 2014.

Work Experience:

September 13, 2017 – present: Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant: Delaware Township School, Hunterdon County, New Jersey, performing evaluations which include assessments using Woodcock Johnson Achievement Test, Battelle Developmental Inventory; participating in Intervention and Referral committee to develop strategies for teaching students with obstacles to fluency and comprehension,grades pre k to 8.

August 22, 2016 to present: Consultant, test writer and developer, TOEFL, (Test of English as a Foreign Language) published author

8/26/2012 to present, English as a Second Language Teacher

November 16, 2015 to present: Teacher, .8, English as a Second Language, Hopkinton Public

Schools, Hopkinton, Massachusetts

October 15, 2015; English as a Second Language. Tutor with Core Languages, out of

Greenville, South Carolina, in case Allentown, Pennsylvania, ages 12, 16 and adult, levels 1, 2 and 4.

Summer 2015 : Distance Learning with Chinese students, middle school and adult, through Brise, LLC, 31 Mountain Ave, Warren, New Jersey, online teacher of English as a Second Language for students at levels 2, 3, 4,5 in China, ages 10 through adult.

04/15-6/30/15: Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant, Catapult Learning LLC: Performing

Educational Evaluations regarding eligibility for special education, Jersey City, New Jersey Schools

11/17/2014-1/29/2015: English as a Second Language Teacher, Roxbury Prep Charter Schools Mission Hill, Dorchester and Lucy Stone Campuses, Boston, Massachusetts. Grades 5-8. Hired through CBS Therapists, Providence, Rhode Island. Developing and implementing intensive English language learning curriculum, combining phonics programming, analytic and creative writing self-designed programming; to bring middle school.students in Levels 2, 3 and 4 English Language Learners to competency in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Tasked with designing and writing curriculum map for ESL students for all levels and for Massachusetts Coordinated Program Review.

1/2/2014-6/30/2014 English Language Learner Tutor: Nauset School District, Orleans

Massachusetts, grades k-12. Developing and implementing intensive English language learning curriculum, combining Pearson Language Central and self-designed programming, using ACCESS and WIDA Model Assessments to bring elementary and secondary Level 1 English Language Learners to competency in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

8/26/2012-6/30/2013: English Language Learner Teacher (English as a Second Language), Math content, Salem High School, Salem Massachusetts Duties: Math Literacy class for students with additional math classes and Sheltered English Immersion class for students recently arrived in US; "SIFE" (students with interrupted frequency in educational attendance in other countries) to teach English language through math curriculum, as well as algebra 1, computation, fundamentals of math.

9/1992-6/2012: Special Educator:

2012: Inclusion Special Education Teacher United States History (grade 10) and World History

(grade 9) : Massachusetts Magnet Springfield Public Schools, High School of Science and Technology: classroom teaching of United States History, students are in tenth grade, general education and special education (ELL students, also emotional, cognitive and learning disability classifications) in block scheduling (90 minute classes); classroom teaching of World History, students are in ninth grade general education, ELL and special education (emotional, other health impaired. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and learning disabilities classifications) block scheduling (90 minute classes)

2009-2011: Special Education Teacher (grades 2-10)

Case management, counseling and direct instruction, Cornish Elementary School, Cornish, New Hampshire; addressing dyslexia concerns for two second grade students, math learning delays for fifth grade student; academic and social integration of third grade student diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome and fourth grade student with mid-spectrum Autism; seventh grade student with severe reading and math delays and eighth grade student with emotional disabilities. Writing educational evaluations, performing educational assessments, conducting IEP meetings and eligibility determinations. Direct instruction per IEPs in reading, writing and math for each student . Also ninth grade transition counselor at New Hampshire’s Mascoma Valley Regional High School, case management, direct instruction, IEP and eligibility determination meeting coordinator

2009: Founding member, State Licensing for Bilingual Child Study Teams, Supreme Learning and Language Services,Rutherford, New Jersey, Approved Agency, New Jersey State Department of Education. Child Study Administration. New Jersey Department of Education:

Duties: contacted, recruited and appointed teams of School Psychologists, Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultants, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists and School Social Workers fluent in Greek, Russian, Spanish, French, Portuguese for approval as bilingual agency to perform educational evaluations for New Jersey public schools, Gained State Approval for Agency and entry on list of agencies approved by the New Jersey Department of Education, 6/2008

9/20/2000-2/14/08: Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant

Evaluations of students to determine educational needs and strengths; eligibility conferences and Individualized Educational Program conferences to establish placement for the year related to educational needs; out-of-district visits to complete documentation for IEPs and eligibility determinations; counseling of high school students on my case management list to assist with daily issues of adjustment and personal needs; meetings with teachers, parents, representatives of social agencies, and administrators to plan student programs and how best to address educational needs of students with learning disabilities, cognitive delays, autism, emotional disabilities, behavioral disabilities:

2006-2009: Bilingual Educational Evaluator, French-English grades pre k-12 State of New Jersey Department of Education, performed bilingual evaluations in Haitian and French as well as English for learning disabilities assessments; consultant for school district clients through private agencies including, Dynamic Therapeutic Services, Closter, New Jersey, and Learning Tree Bilingual Educational Evaluations, Edison, New Jersey; (Clients were New Jersey school districts enrolling students of Haitian background, ages 4 through 15, Private Practice: Educational testing/learning disabilities assessment, French Creole: Linden Public Schools; since 12/07; West-Windsor Public Schools, since 1/08. Ocean Township Public Schools, since 1/08, Learning Tree, (Bilingual French/Haitian Creole evaluations) Edison, New Jersey

Educational evaluator/ learning disabilities assessment in English;

Clients: Hillsborough High School and Hillsborough Middle School, Hillsborough, New Jersey; through Dynamic Therapeutic Services, Leonia, New Jersey 2/15/2008-6/30/2008: Educational Evaluations of Hillsborough High School and Middle School students, eligibility conferences to discuss evaluations.

1992-1999: Teacher/Counselor, ED Adolescents:. -: Morris County Juvenile Detention 9/1994-3/1998: Teacher for youth awaiting trial for criminal offenses, Northern New Jersey; consultant for family court concerning classroom behavior and focus for Family Court of Morristown, New Jersey; link between court and schools to continue academic programming for incarcerated youth; assessment of student needs and delivery of academic programming for each student; Girls’ counselor, Devereux Deerhaven center for adolescents with severe emotional disturbances.

1985-1994: Museum Educator and College and University Instructor,,Social Research Methods:

Cedar Crest College for Women, Allentown, Pennsylvania, cultural studies for seniors; Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, social research methods using SPSS for senior sociology majors, supervising research projects, introductory sociology survey courses; Northampton Area Community College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, sociology; Warren County

Area Community College; sociology; Raritan Valley Community College, North Branch, New

Jersey, sociology. American Museum of Natural History New York, New York; conducted Museum Tours and educational presentations for groups of students from New York City and surrounding areas, participated in educational planning sessions with Department of Education at Museum.

1978-1984: Social Studies Teacher: U.S. History, sociology, area studies and geography:

Rutgers Preparatory School, Easton Avenue, New Brunswick, New Jersey McBurney School, 15 West 63rd St, New York, New York Publications:

AMS Press, : Bibliography for Psychological Anthropology and Education, C. Harrington, Ph.D. Text in impact of cultural conditioning and socialization on perception in children and adolescents.

Contributing writer to workbooks for Silver Burdett and Ginn: The World, Yesterday and Today;

Holt Science Texts, through agencies: Kirchoff Wohlberg, UN Plaza, New York NY and Silver Burdett Publishers, Morristown, New Jersey

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