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Special Education Manager

Willoughby, Ohio, 44094, United States
April 21, 2018

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Kelley Y. Williams

***** ***** ***** #*, ********** Hills, OH. 44094 ● 216-***-**** ●


Cambridge College Cambridge, MA

Master of Education 2005

Shaw University Raleigh, NC

Bachelor of Science, 1994

Kinesiotherapy & Adapted Physical Education

Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, OH

Fellowship, Treu-Mart Leadership Program 2012


Center for School Improvement Cleveland, OH

Program Director 2016 – present

Plan the delivery of the overall program and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization, develop program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and identified areas of improvement, ensure programs always support and advance the organization’s mission qualified program, prepare and maintain budgets and reports

In consultation with the Executive Director, recruited, interviewed, selected and trained program staff

Open Doors Academy Cleveland, OH

Family and Community Engagement Manager 2010 – 2016

Developed the Family Engagement department, curriculum, programming, and 5-6 family/community events per year, coordinated families and gift distribution for the Adopt-a-Family program

Served as the liaison to the community, seeking out relationships with the goal of engaging community organizations as partners in ODA programming, created volunteering program, responsible for recruiting, training and developing community volunteers, worked closely with wrap-around service providers to connect families to services

Integral part of leadership team and hiring committee, training staff, managed assigned budget, supervised collection of data tracking enrollment, tuition payments and parent participation, completed monthly reports


Cleveland Job Corps of America Cleveland, OH

Career Counselor 2006 – 2009

Worked with at-risk youth ages 16-24, assisted with goals to successfully complete training and graduation

Provided personal and career counseling to enhance student employability and ensured their enrollment and success by establishing supportive/mentoring relationships, and case management activities

Cleveland Municipal School District Cleveland, OH

Intervention Specialist 2000 – 2006

Worked with students with special needs grades 4-8 and /or behavioral challenges thru the e=mc2 program, established clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicated those objectives to students, developed plans for effective communication, monitoring, and follow-up of students in inclusive classroom settings

Provide direct and indirect instructional support to students in a positive environment, employed special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve development and to meet students' varying learning styles

Modified the general education curriculum for students with disabilities based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies, established and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students

Met with parents to discuss their children's progress and to determine priorities for their children and their individualized educational needs, conferred with parents, administrators, testing specialists, social workers, and other professionals to

develop individualized education programs (IEPs) designed to promote students' educational, physical, and social/emotional development, engaged parents in the student behavior intervention plan process and empowered parents by providing them with skills and techniques to support the positive behavior development of their child.

Cleveland Heights/University Heights School Cleveland Hts., OH Substitute/Long-term Sub Teacher 1995 – 2000

Worked with students in grades K-12 in both general education and special education classrooms, implemented regular teacher’s lesson plans in a way that ensures consistency and optimal learning, and that encourages students to participate

Maintained a well-managed classroom and positive learning environment


Case Western University Professional Development Treu-mart Fellowship Program

Workshop, Presenter 2015

Manhattan Strategy Group, Ohio Department of Education Webinar, Presenter 2015

The Ohio Afterschool Network Conference, Presenter 2014

21st Century Multi-State Conference, Presenter 2012

National Association of Special Education Teachers, 2003-2006

Ohio Federation of Teachers, 1995-2006

Member of American Kinesiotherapy Association, 1994-2000

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