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Lead Teacher Special Education

Willits, CA, 95490
September 28, 2023

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Shirley Grimes

Lead Teacher North Coast Opportunities Early Head Start 2018 to 2023

Willits, CA 95490


Lead Teacher for almost two years. Previously, Associate Teacher for over three years. Years: May 2018 to January 2023.

Supervising two Associates Teachers for over two years (not at the same time). Teaching curriculum a lesson plan to the associate teacher about, infants and toddlers. To work through their emotions. Parallel talking to them, for them to know how they are feeling. Teaching the students at infancy hand over hand: washing their hands, brushing their teeth, sometimes feeding them to teach them the spoon to eat with, and to clean up after themselves when they get older. Authorized to work in the US for any employer

Work Experience

Lead Teacher two years and Associate Teacher three years North Coast Opportunities, Inc. - Willits, CA

May 2018 to January 2023

Lead Teacher for infants and Toddlers

North Coast Opportunities, Inc. - Ukiah, CA

May 2018 to January 2023

Paraprofessional for Special Education

Willis High School - Willits, CA

September 2016 to May 2018

Paraprofessional special education teachers assistant. Teaching life skills to disabled students. About to recycle: aluminum cans, plastic bottles and glass bottles, and cardboard. Learning to sort papers to shred, in the shredder. Picking up trash on our campus in the, Willits high school. Going to different classrooms to pick up towels: to wash, dry, fold and bag up to take back to the classrooms. Education

Associate in Arts (AA) in Liberal Arts & Sciences

Mendocino College - Ukiah, CA

August 1998 to May 2011


• 30 wpm (10+ years)

• Toddler care (5 years)

• Special education (10+ years)

• Teaching (10+ years)

• Classroom management (5 years)

• Tutoring (10+ years)

• Early childhood education (10+ years)

• Autism experience (10+ years)

• Childcare (10+ years)

• Experience with children (10+ years)

• Special needs (10+ years)

• Classroom experience (10+ years)

• Math (10+ years)

• Babysitting (5 years)

• Curriculum development (10+ years)

• Experience working with students (10+ years)

• Writing skills (10+ years)

• Infant care (5 years)

• Organizational skills (10+ years)

• Case management

• Developmental disabilities experience

• Behavior management


• English - Expert


Certifications and Licenses

Early Childhood Education

September 2018 to September 2024

Child Development certificate


Early childhood development — Highly Proficient

January 2023

Knowledge of the development of children ages 0-3 and of ways to foster that development Full results: Highly Proficient

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