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Special Education Teacher

Location:
Greeley, Colorado, United States
Posted:
April 05, 2018

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**** *. **** ******, *** 1316, Greeley, Colorado 80634 • Cell: 970-***-**** • ac41su@r.postjobfree.com Enthusiastic Special Education Teacher with a knack for making learning exciting and enjoyable. Motivated by the belief that all children can be successful learners. Special needs students

Testing and grading

Self-motivated

Fast learner

Instructional best practices

Colorado Teaching Certificate with Special

Education endorsement

Colorado Teaching Certificate with Elementary

Education endorsement

Kind and empathetic educator

Positive and encouraging

Physically strong and agile

Strong written and verbal communicator

Student engagement

Special Education Teacher, 08/2017 to Current

Greeley West High School – Greeley, CO

Created strategies to meet the needs of mentally and physically disabled students. Taught reading, language arts in a self-contained and team taught classroom. Designed and implemented a point system to encourage positive behavior. Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS). Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with the master schedule. Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout the day. Redirected poor behavior using the positive reinforcement method. Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group. Attended monthly staff training sessions.

Modified the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.

Consistently received positive teacher evaluations from students. Met with parents to resolve conflicting educational priorities and issues. Instructed students with disabilities, including specific learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and autism.

Observed individual behaviors and suspect actions, and reported issues to supervisory staff. Held IEP meetings for students, monitored IEP goal progress, and performed testing and held meetings for initial IEP qualification.

Special Education Paraprofessional, 06/2017 to 06/2017 Poudre School District – Fort Collins, CO

Alerted the instructor to student behavior or issues that needed to be addressed. Provided student support through special accommodations, extra assistance and assessments. Oversaw a class of 6 students when the instructor was out of the room. Supported the teacher in the development of individual learning strategies. Accompanied students to the restroom, on field trips, to the cafeteria and to the playground. Maintained a positive attitude and affirmatively communicated with each student. Communicated nonverbally with children to provide them with comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.

Created strategies to meet the needs of mentally and physically disabled students. Instructed students with disabilities, including specific learning disability, intellectual disabilities, and autism.

Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS). Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth. Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout the day. Redirected poor behavior using the positive reinforcement method. Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group. Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas. Special Education Paraprofessional, 10/2016 to 05/2017 Webber Middle School – Fort Collins, CO

Alerted the instructor to student behavior or issues that needed to be addressed. Provided student support through special accommodations, extra assistance and assessments. Oversaw a class of 11 students when the instructor was out of the room. Maintained a positive attitude and affirmatively communicated with each student. Accompanied students to the restroom, on field trips, to the cafeteria and to the playground. Communicated nonverbally with children to provide them with comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement.

Created strategies to meet the needs of mentally and physically disabled students. Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBS). Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout the day. Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth. Redirected poor behavior using the positive reinforcement method. Gave one-on-one attention to students, while maintaining overall focus on the entire group. Substitute Teacher, 04/2016 to 10/2016

Poudre School District – Fort Collins, CO

Utilized technology to enhance student education and grasp of materials. Instructed, tutored, and mentored individual students. Implemented prepared lesson plans in established classrooms. Encouraged learning through diverse strategies.

Maintained a safe and orderly classroom.

Instructed up to 38 students individually and in groups. Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests. Encouraged interactive learning by incorporating educational software and the Internet. Supervised an average of 35 students in classrooms, halls, cafeterias, schoolyards and on field trips. Completed and filed all necessary paperwork for classroom activities, including meal count sheets and attendance logs.

Enforced the school's student discipline code to deal with problem situations. Preserved the confidentiality of student records and information at all times. Avid Instructor, 09/2009 to 05/2010

Robinson Barracks Elementary/Middle School – Stuttgart, BW Used role playing, simulations, team exercises, group discussions, videos and lectures to instruct participants in a variety of ways.

Used a variety of assessment tools and strategies to improve instruction methods. Facilitated group sessions and provided one-on-one support. Maintained safety and security of all youth under care. Successfully improved student participation in the classroom through integration of creative role-playing exercises.

Student Teacher, 08/2008 to 11/2008

Robinson Barracks Elementary/Middle School – Stuttgart, BW Worked with classroom teacher to learn about current standards and best practices. Developed lesson plans that incorporated mandated topics and included immersive activities for student engagement.

Met with parents to discuss student behaviors and needs. Administered quizzes and tests, and documented grades. Provided group teaching in a classroom setting, as well as individual student support. Instructed up to 34 students individually and in groups. Set up lesson materials, bulletin board displays and demonstrations. Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests. Met regularly with parents and guardians to discuss children's progress. Observed and evaluated students' performance, behavior, social development and physical health. Encouraged interactive learning by incorporating educational software and the Internet. Planned and implemented creative lessons in accordance with district, county, state and federal guidelines.

Completed and filed all necessary paperwork for classroom activities, including meal count sheets and attendance logs.

Maintained accurate and complete records for 34 students. Pursued professional development continually by attending educational conferences and teacher training workshops.

Fostered team collaboration between students through group projects. Enforced the school's student discipline code to deal with problem situations. Preserved the confidentiality of student records and information at all times. Created and taught engaging math lessons and activities. Cooperated with parents to support students' learning and healthy development in school and at home.

Created a classroom environment in which children could learn respect for themselves and others. Boosted cultural awareness by incorporating children's literature from cultures around the world. Fostered oral language development and critical thinking skills during literary discussions. Substitute Teacher, 11/2006 to 01/2008

Clover Park School District – Lakewood, WA

Proctored quizzes, tests, and standardized examinations. Instructed, tutored, and mentored individual students. Utilized technology to enhance student education and grasp of materials. Completed documentation of attendance, grades, and other required details. Communicated with parents regarding student activities. Led classroom activities for play-based and immersive learning. Encouraged learning through diverse strategies.

Maintained a safe and orderly classroom.

Instructed up to 40 students individually and in groups. Set up lesson materials, bulletin board displays and demonstrations. Promoted physical, mental and social development by implementing classroom games and outdoor recreational activities.

Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests. Observed and evaluated students' performance, behavior, social development and physical health. Encouraged interactive learning by incorporating educational software and the Internet. Education

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Completed and filed all necessary paperwork for classroom activities, including meal count sheets and attendance logs.

Fostered team collaboration between students through group projects. Enforced the school's student discipline code to deal with problem situations. Preserved the confidentiality of student records and information at all times. Created a classroom environment in which children could learn respect for themselves and others. Switching System Operator, 12/1992 to 03/1997

US Army National Guard

Sorted and routed incoming correspondence and messages. Developed and led training programs in preparation for combat. Trained in the use of tear gas and explosives.

Served as custodian of classified documents.

Prepared documents for destruction.

Operated and maintained communications equipment.

Documented and processed classified materials.

Tracked personnel and supplies within the company. Operated and maintained field communications equipment. Switching System Operator, 01/1990 to 12/1992

US Army

Sorted and routed incoming correspondence and messages. Developed and led training programs in preparation for combat. Trained in the use of tear gas and explosives.

Served as custodian of classified documents.

Prepared documents for destruction.

Operated and maintained communications equipment.

Maintained 100% accountability of all assigned equipment worth more than $[Amount] . Operated and maintained field communications equipment. Master of Arts: Elementary Education, 2008

University of Phoenix - Tempe, AZ

Bachelor of Science: Sociology/Government, 2005

University of Maryland University College Europe - Kaiserslautern, RP, Germany Dr. Suzette Luster

Vice Principal

Greeley West High School

2401 35th Avenue

Greeley, Colorado 80634

ac41su@r.postjobfree.com

970-***-****

Alisa Humphrey

Special Education Department Lead

Greeley West High School

2401 35th Avenue

Greeley, Colorado 80634

ac41su@r.postjobfree.com

970-***-****

Kaitlin Patterson

Special Education Teacher

Webber Middle School

4201 Seneca Street

Fort Collins, Colorado 80526

ac41su@r.postjobfree.com

970-***-****



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