Albuquerque, NM, 87107
Central New Mexico Community College
Post-Bacc Diploma Teacher Education Candidate in Special Education (Expected graduation May 2020)
Chicago Theological Seminary
M.A. Religious Studies (May 2014)
Thesis: "The Responsibility of American Graduate Theological Schools and Seminaries to Provide Disability Support Services for Students with Asperger's Syndrome and Autistic Spectrum Disorder."
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
M.S. Library and Information Science (Dec 2012)
Certificate in Rare Books and Special Collections
Western Michigan University
B.A. Religion and Philosophy (Jun 2007)
ALBUQUERQUE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Albuquerque, NM
Special Education Teacher, Aug 2017 – Present
Assess students’ skills to determine their needs and to develop teaching plans.
Instruct using research and evidence-based instructional strategies and curriculum.
Modify the general education curriculum for accessibility of special-needs students.
Teach socially acceptable behavior, employing techniques such as behavior modification and positive reinforcement.
Teach and mentor students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one.
Develop and implement strategies to meet the needs of students with a variety of challenges.
Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students.
Manage and implement IEPs, assess students’ performance and track their progress.
Guide and counsel students with adjustment or academic problems, or special academic interests.
ALBUQUERQUE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Albuquerque, NM
Educational Assistant, Aug 2015 – Aug 2017
Provided overall assistance to students with special needs and special education teachers.
Tutored and assisted children individually and/or in small groups to reinforce learning objectives set by classroom teacher.
Enforced administration policies and rules governing students.
Discussed assigned duties with classroom teachers to coordinate instructional efforts.
Instructed and monitored students in the use and care of equipment and materials to prevent injuries and damage.
Observed students' performance, and recorded relevant data to assess progress as needed.
AMERICORPS / CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE, Albuquerque, NM
Academic Success Coach, Feb 2015 – Aug 2015
Mentored students in signing up for college, dual enrollment, FAFSA, etc.
Helped coordinate career development, extracurricular and enrichment opportunities for high school students.
Assisted in the proctoring of PARCC and AP exams.
Volunteered at the "College and Career Diner" program at Highland High School.
Volunteered as a Camp Counselor for PBS Kids Summer Learning Camp for students ages 5-10.
Volunteered as a Workshop Facilitator for "Burning Wall of Issues" during the 2015 Organizing Youth Engagement (OYE) Conference in Albuquerque, NM
Volunteered at the 2015 Mayor’s Day of Volunteer Recognition for National Day of Service Awards Ceremony with Mayor Berry.
CHACO MUSEUM COLLECTION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO, Albuquerque, NM
Archives Techician, Jun 2014 – Aug 2014
Accessioned, arranged, described, and otherwise processed archival and special collections, as assigned by the Head Archivist according to local and professional standards.
Created museum catalog records, finding aids and various other metadata using the Re: Discovery /ICMS (Department of Interior Content Management System) archive and cultural resource management modules.
Assisted in the cataloging of records of archaeological remains for NAGPRA.
Preserved and conserved audio-visual materials and paper documents using proper archival techniques.
FRIENDS OF THE BOSQUE DEL APACHE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, San Antonio, NM
Project Archivist, Nov 2013 – Jun 2014
Provided reference services and assistance for users needing archival materials.
Prepared archival records, such as document descriptions, to allow easy access to information.
Authenticated and appraised historical documents and archival materials.
Created and maintained accessible, retrievable computer archives and databases, incorporating current advances in electronic information storage technology.
Preserved records, documents, and objects, copying records to film, videotape, audiotape, disk, or computer formats as necessary.
Established and administered policy guidelines concerning public access and use of materials.
Organized archival records and developed classification systems to facilitate access to archival materials.
CREDENTIALS AND LICENSES
Level 1 Special Education K-12 License, with Endorsements in English Language Arts and Library Media, State of New Mexico.
Level 3 Educational Assistant K-12 License, State of New Mexico.
Certificate in Rare Books and Special Collections, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
References available upon request.