TOSHEBIA BROWN COLE
**** ****** ****** **.~Memphis, TN 38125
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER
Multitalented and devoted child avocate with a strong focus on the individual needs of Special Education students. Kindhearted and empathetic professional who is flexible and reliable. Accommodating in the design and implementation of exciting hands-on lessons, utilizing a variety of maniputlatives and IEPs to enhance student achievement. Skilled in addressing student needs, ensuring children will thrive and develop in an adaptable educational atmosphere. Firm behavioral management technique, possessing excellent interpersonal and communication skills to develop an excellent rapport with all members of the school community.
Areas of proficiency include:
Comprehensive Development Class (CDC Teacher)
Inclusion Resource Teacher
Individualized Education Plans
TCAP Alt- Portfolios
Behavior Intervention Plans
Student-Centered Learning Environment
Parent & Teacher Conferences
Professional Develop Meetings
Education & Credentials
Master of Education (2011): Major: Education
Union University, Jackson, TN
Bachelor of Arts (2007); Major: Special Education
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN
Teaching Certification-Special Education-Modified, Comprehensive, Gifted and Talented
Dexter Middle School-Memphis, TN
Special Education Teacher- Functional Skills Teacher 2013-Present
Humes Middle School-Memphis, TN 2008-2013
Special Education Teacher-CDC Mild/ Resource Inclusion
Develop and implement individualized education program for each special education student. Identify and implement goals tailored to the student’s individual needs and abilities. Coordinate with parents, teachers, teacher assistants, and various service providers that include speech, occupational, and physical therapists for students having High functioning Autism, developmental delays, speech impairment, or learning disability in CDC Mild, resource, and general education classrooms.
Actively supported teaching professional on effective work strategies with Special Needs students, maintaining a strong focus on learners with Autism, developmental delays, speech impairments, and learning disabilities. Facilitated presentations on Co teaching models and strategies for classroom usage
Employed differentiated techniques to promote active learning including individualized instruction, problem-solving assignments, and small group instruction. Exercised flexibility within the classroom addressing students needs through special accommodations.
Actively involved in students’ behavioral, social, and academic development, aiding students in developing emotionally, feeling comfortable in social situations, and awareness of socially acceptable behavior.
Employed a positive interaction with student to develop a rapport, gain respect, and trust to ensure a production learning environment.
Honors and Activities
Special Education Teacher of the Month (Implementing Failure Free Reading with fidelity) Team Leader· Family Learning Night Activities Coordinator· Afterschool Tutoring(Math, Reading Language Arts, Writing) · Morning and afternoon bus duty