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Special Education Teacher

New York, New York, United States
December 29, 2015

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Anna Rybalnikova

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Brooklyn NY, 11224


Objective: Looking for a position of special education teaching to implement my strong passion for children’s development, together with skills and experience that will enable me to make a significant difference at your agency. I wish to pursue a career in early/elementary education where I can motivate children to learn in a fun, educational environment.

Work Experience:

Functional Life Achievement, Inc. September 2014 - present

Early Intervention therapist and ABA therapist

Work closely with parents/caregivers to implement appropriate and realistic strategies

Conduct Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy

Work closely with other providers

Provide coaching and support for parents/caregivers

Use the IFSP objectives and goals to build activities

Communicate with parents on an on-going basis to ensure transition of instruction for daily life-outside of the mandated therapy hours

Design and manage an appropriate and safe learning environment

Collect data for analysis

Evaluate student progress on and on-going basis

Write quarterly progress reports, daily session notes, and justification letters

Choose appropriate programs to run for ABA

Coordinate with daycare teachers to implement strategies and reinforce skills learned in the classroom

Assess developmental functioning and learning skills utilizing appropriate assessment tools

Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn October 2013 – June 2014

Special Education provider and 2nd grade teacher

Collaborative team teaching with service providers such as counselors and speech language therapists

Planning and implementing lessons using differentiated instruction for varying learning types

Integrating social skills into educational lessons using appropriate materials

Collaborating with colleagues to create a reading buddy system to promote social and interactional situations

Implementing both special education and general education in lessons

Provided push in and pull out services for student requiring special education based on their IEP

Planning and implementing lessons based on specific student goals based on IEP

Maintaining close relationships with parents to provide children with optimal home-school connections

Involved in professional development days which include various activities with fellow staff members

Attending various afterschool and weekend school activities

Leading the afterschool program one day a week

Involved in fundraising events such as galas, art fairs, etc.


Touro College 2012 – August 2013

Brooklyn, NY

Major: M.S. in Edu/Special Education Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2)

Graduation Date: August 2013

Certification Dates:

NYS Initial Early Childhood Education Certification (Birth-2nd grade) August 2013

Pace University 2008 – 2010

Manhattan, NY

Major: Speech Language Pathology/TSSLD

B.A. in Speech-Language Pathology

Graduated Cum Laude

NYS TSSLD/initial teaching certificate February 2012

Field Work Experience:

Student Teacher, Kindergarten class May 2013-August 2013

P.S. 230, Brooklyn, NY

Assessed kindergarteners in math and Wilson Fundations

Attended a class trip to the Museum of Natural History

Assisted children during independent work

Assisted teachers with various classroom functions

Student Teacher, 2nd grade class Jan. 2013- May 2013

P.S. 230, Brooklyn, NY

Planned and assembled a bulletin board

Taught a small group during reading and math workshops

Worked one on one with certain students during reading workshops

Taught a large group during social studies, reading, math, language arts, and science

Developed skills in team teaching

Incorporated manipulatives into lessons

Created and administered assessments including but not limited to observations, anecdotal note taking, portfolio evaluations, rubrics, and checklists

Attended staff planning meetings, school safety meetings, morning program, and parent-teacher conferences

Observed specialists (art teacher, music teacher, science teacher)

Planned and implemented small group instruction for a student classified with a speech/language impairment

Planned and implemented developmentally appropriate instruction for English Language Learners

Learned how to implement word study program, Fundations

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