Special education teacher who excels in cultivating and maintaining positive and productive relationships with parents, students, administrators, and the community.
Skilled in addressing student needs, ensuring children will thrive and grow in all educational environments.
Strong instructional leader who continues to expand knowledge of current best practices through professional development.
Dedicated child advocate with a solid focus on the unique, individual needs of Special Education students.
Kindhearted and empathetic professional who is creative and flexible in the design of lessons and implementation of IEP goals.
Promotes development of strong peer relationships for students with special needs.
Incorporates multisensory and self-regulation strategies into classroom routines in an effort to be proactive rather than reactive to student behavior.
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER RED ROCK ELEMENTARY
AUGUST 2017-PRESENT River Falls, WI
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY
AUGUST 2001-AUGUST 2017 River Falls, WI
Designed, planned and implemented math, reading, writing, social, and behavioral skills instruction for small groups
with varying skill levels, based on State Standards
Created individual behavior plans and appropriate rewards and consequences to use for behavior management interventions.
Developed and implemented individualized education programs for special education students with goals tailored to each student’s individual needs and abilities.
Actively supported teaching professionals on effective methodologies for working with special needs students using both the consultation and Co-Teaching models.
Uses technology in the classroom to promote personalized learning (IPads and SMART Board).
Leader of the Special Education Professional Learning Community,
Member of the school Building Leadership Team. Medical Response Team, Behavioral Support Team and Case Manager of students’ IEP team.
Facilitated training and support for Special Education Para-Professionals in my classroom.
To continue sharing my knowledge, skills and leadership in an Educational Leadership role to help with equity in our schools and help our students succeed.
STATE OF Minnesota Teacher Licenses
K-12 Developmental Disabilities
K-12 Learning Disabilities
B-12 Autism Spectrum Disorders
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
University of Wisconsin
Eau Claire, WI June 2001
MASTERS OF EDUCATION
University of Wisconsin
Eau Claire, WI December 2005
AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS CERTIFICATE
St. Paul, MN December 2005
DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND PUPIL SERVICES
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, WI Enrolled May 2020-May 2021
EXCELLENCE IN TECHNOLOGY
Mohawk Regional Information Center 2008-2009
218 Walnut Hill Way
River Falls, WI, 54022