Resilient Special Education Teacher familiar with the challenges associated with teaching young adults with special needs. Have Extensive mentoring and tutoring experience to support students in nontraditional education community programs and schools. Counseling and supporting youth to make the adjustments required in the world of work. Maintaining a positive attitude during times of stress or conflict. Organized to provide the structure and motivation students require for academic setting. A good listener that respects the needs of all students; providing the moral support and advocacy many youth need. Teaching youth personal skills and leadership skills to improve self-esteem.
OBJECTIVE: The position of Support Worker to youth.
San Jose State University San Jose, California B.A. Behavioral Science
California State University Los Angeles, California Special Education Certification Program
Eagle Pass High School Eagle Pass, TEXAS Academic Diploma
CERTIFICATION: K-12 Standard Special Education for teaching-Texas
EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION
Over 25 years of experience in public education. [24 years at Tucson Magnet High School] Have worked successfully with elementary, middle and high school classrooms, completing all teacher contract assignments with very positive evaluations. Assignments involved working with children, Parents and other professionals in education. Worked with Youth Employment Programs during summer where youth would be placed in a job three or four days of the week and in the classroom on other days, to improve academic skills. Served as mentor and instructor.
TEACHER ASSIGNMENTS AT THE FOLLOWING SCHOOLS
San Diego ISD San Diego High San Diego, TX
Laredo ISD Cigarroa High Laredo, TX
Tucson Unified School District, Tucson High School, Tucson, AZ
Los Angeles Unified School District, Adult Community Schools, Los Angeles, CA
Pasadena Unified School District, Pasadena High School, Pasadena, CA
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Kaibeto Boarding School, Kaibeto, AZ
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER EMPLOYMENT
PHARR-SAN JUAN ALAMO ISD 601 East Kelly Avenue Pharr, TX
As a Substitute Teacher was responsible for instruction and classroom management in class assigned in a high school setting. Responsible for attendance record and collecting student assignments for evaluation. Supervised students in halls, cafeteria and as directed by Principal. Providing children with comfort, encouragement and positive reinforcement. Provided Instruction in different subjects including physical education and performing arts groups. Established a safe classroom environment for all students.
OTHER SUBSTITUTE TEACHER EXPERIENCE
PSJA ISD High School Level Only Pharr, TX
Edinburg ISD High School Level Only Edinburg, TX
IDEA Public Schools Secondary Level Only Weslaco, TX
Northside ISD High School Level Only San Antonio, TX
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE:
07/1975 Juvenile Probation Department Deputy Probation Officer
To 12/1979 County of Los Angeles, Downey, California
Intake Officer, supervisor and counselor for youth under the jurisdiction of courts for violating laws; Completed State Peace Officer’s Training. Insured the safety of all youth. Prepared Court reports, participated in Court appearances and made recommendations to the juvenile court to assist with youth cases. Kept counseling record of youth while under the supervision of the probation dept. Worked with youth in Camp Facility for Rehabilitation.