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Behaviorist/Empowerment Specialist

Marietta, GA, 30008
November 11, 2009

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Diana Malone

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770-***-**** cell

Title Behaviorist/Empowerment Specialist

Summary Extensive teaching experience in challenging educational settings. Able to plan, deliver and assess learning experiences and teach students with special needs. Experience with counseling, intake assessment, support groups and interventions. I also have a keen understanding of behavioral monitoring and modification.

Key skills

• In-class and one-on-one teaching

• Curriculum planning

• Student assessment

• Counseling

• 21st century technology

• Research skills

• Data collection and analysis

• Case management

• Staff training

• Keyboarding

• Data entry

• Microsoft Office

Experience Aug, 2001–Present Cobb County Schools, Smyrna, GA

Special Education Teacher

Teach special education students with varying disabilities through an inclusion setting

Mentor new and veteran special education teachers

Participate in staff development training

Assist with ongoing student assessment and lesson planning

Implement strategies to improve social skills and student achievement

Manage student files and reports

Develop goals and objectives in accordance with federal mandates

Advocate for parents and students on an ongoing basis

Work with administrators to provide appropriate testing accommodations for disabled students

April, 2001–Aug, 2001 Marcus Institute, Atlanta, GA

Behavior Data Specialist

Collected data to help therapist develop programs to improve student behavior

Helped monitor and adjust behavioral programs

Executed appropriate protocols when students engaged in aggressive behavior or refused to eat

Taught various skills to students receiving treatment

Dec, 1996–Feb, 2001 New Day Clubhouse, Spartanburg, SC

Case Manager

Supervised a unit assistant and 25 clients with long-term mental illnesses or dual diagnoses

Provided case-management services and advocacy for client rights (food, shelter, clothing and financial assistance)

Trained clients to help them obtain part-time employment (newspaper searches, marketing strategies and work ethics)

Implemented and analyzed annual client satisfaction surveys

Developed personal goals for clients and tracked progress on a weekly basis

Education MA, Counseling, Jan, 1998–March, 2001

Webster University, Greenville, SC

BS, Psychology, Aug, 1990–May, 1995

University of South Carolina at Spartanburg, Spartanburg, SC

Certification- Special Education, General Curriculum P-5, 4-8

Organizations NAMI GA Group Facilitator

PTA president, Sept, 2006- Sept, 2008

Volunteer for Performing Boys and Girls Youth Center

June 2008- August 2008

References available on request

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