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Dedicated, professional Special Education teacher highly skilled in working with students, including perceiving and dealing with their functions. Extensive mentoring and tutoring experience. Motivated by teamwork, open communication, diversity and community involvement.
Special education Tailoring curriculum plans Strong collaborator
Managing classroom for diverse populations Critical thinking
MAPLE LANE SCHOOL
Positive learning environment Experience with special-needs students Expertise in Language Arts
Creative imagination stimulation
Juvenile Rehabilitation Counselor Centralia, WA July 1998 - February 2002
Coordinated and worked closely with law enforcement, social service agencies and mental health providers.
Maintained organized offender records and documentation in compliance with department and legal standards.
Initiated crisis intervention by following official crisis communication plans and training.
COMMUNITY YOUTH SERVICES - HAVEN HOUSE
Crisis Intervention Counselor Olympia, WA January 1995 - February 1998 Consulted with and trained highly skilled mental health and medical staff. Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed.
Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
Involved clients' family members in planning social service programs.
Displayed sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic needs of the clients and families served.
CAPITAL REGION ESD 113
Family Resource Specialist Tumwater, WA August 2003 - June 2005
Communicated with individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds on a daily basis.
Served as liaison for city with professional, business and civic groups, community organizations and individuals.
Worked closely with organizations, individual businesses and government agencies to foster a welcoming climate for business.
Gathered information and filed reports to resolve complaints.
SHELTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
Community Service Program Manager Shelton, WA August 2006 - August 2008 Referred families to shelters, legal resources and educational programs. Intervened in crises to protect residents and others.
Enlisted the support of volunteers and collaborated with businesses and community groups. Conducted competency-based, interactive interviews to identify client needs.
Referred clients to appropriate team members, community agencies and organizations to meet treatment needs.
Identified and addressed clients' barriers to self-sufficiency such as substance abuse and educational deficiencies.
Referred residents and families to community resources to improve well-being and quality of life. Connected families with resources when children were identified as needing further assessment.
SHELTON SCHOOL DISTRICT
Special Education Teacher Shelton, WA August 2008 - Current
Met with parents to resolve conflicting educational priorities and issues.
Communicated with peers, colleagues, administrators and parents to meet and exceed teaching goals. Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs.
Established clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects.
Created an interactive classroom atmosphere to maintain student interest and facilitate learning. Created engaging and dynamic lessons with an emphasis on improving students' written and verbal communication skills.
Identified areas of weakness with individual students and tailored lessons accordingly. Created strategies to meet the needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
Taught reading, language arts and social sciences in a self-contained ED and LD classroom. Tailored lesson plans for students with emotional and cognitive disabilities.
Maintained accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies and administrative regulations.
Modified the general education curriculum for special-needs students based upon a variety of instructional techniques and technologies.
Created strategies to meet the needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
MASTER OF ARTS Education
Saint Joseph's University
Philadelphia, PA 2014
BACHELOR OF ARTS Social Work/Psychology The Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA 1998
Special Education Teacher - Counselor - Community Organizer Licensed Special Needs Foster Parent