Special Education Teacher Resume

Work Experience

Harford County Public Schools, Bel Air, MD (August 2008 to Present)
Special Education Teacher

  • Collaborated with colleagues and administrators as a member of the School Improvement Team to review student data and address areas of strength and weakness.
  • Participated in County-Wide Special Education Trainings and then presented the information to the school-based Special Education Team.
  • Developed daily schedules for special education para-professionals and support staff to ensure all students received required supports throughout the day.
  • Chaired the Math Committee and co-developed school-wide Math Nights.
  • Developed individual educational plans (IEP) designed to promote educational, physical and social development.
  • Wrote and presented documents for Individual Education Plan conferences.
  • Co-Taught in general education classes in grades K – 3 and 5.
  • Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs.
  • Adapted grade-level state curriculum to meet the needs of students with significant intellectual disabilities.
  • Monitored student performance toward IEP goals and reported progress to parents.
  • Trained and Certified by Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI)

Baltimore County Public Schools, Towson, MD (August 2003 to June 2008)
Special Education Teacher

  • Presented ongoing staff training sessions for the school based Special Education Department.
  • Monitored completion of Third-Party Billing forms and other required paperwork completed by members of the Special Education Department.
  • Acted as Administrator Designee during IEP Meetings.
  • Reviewed student special education files to ensure compliance with county, state, and federal mandates.
  • Conducted Functional Behavior Assessments, and developed Behavior Implementation Plans
  • Facilitated the implementation of behavior contracts.
  • Instructed in self-contained classrooms through lectures, discussions and demonstrations in science and math.
  • Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining order among a class of 12 students with emotional needs in a self-contained setting.
  • Co-Taught 7th and 8th grade math.
  • Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators.
  • Documented progress toward IEP goals and reported progress to parents.
  • Administered the Woodcock-Johnson Test of Achievement and wrote educational reports based on the results.
  • Mentored and counseled students with adjustment and academic problems as part of a school-wide mentoring program.
  • Collaborated with teachers/administrators of local elementary schools in order to facilitate the transition of students from the elementary school to the middle school.

Moreno Valley Unified School District, Moreno Valley, CA (July 1998 to June 2003)
Special Education Teacher

  • Taught 2nd/3rd and 4th/5th self-contained classes for students with mild-moderate disabilities
  • Modified curriculum to fit student needs.
  • Aligned IEP goals with state standards.
  • Created opportunities for self-contained students to be included in school/grade-level activities.
  • Attended district trainings/meetings and presented information to the special education staff at school.
  • Administered the Woodcock-Johnson Test of Achievement and wrote educational assessments based on the results.
  • Scheduled and facilitated IEP Meetings,
  • Developed IEP’s based on student current level of performance and alignment to state standards.

San Bernardino City Unified School District, San Bernardino, CA (August 1995 to June 1998)
Special Education Teacher

  • Taught K – 3rd and 3rd – 6th self-contained classes.
  • Wrote daily and weekly lesson plans.
  • Observed and assessed student performance and kept thorough records of progress.
  • Collaborated with other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement in order to provide instruction in inclusive settings.
  • Developed individual educational plans (IEP) designed to promote educational, physical and social development.
  • Wrote and presented documents for Individual Education Plan conferences.
  • Led instruction resource services at the elementary level in reading, math and writing.

Education

Boundless Learning Co-Teaching Fellows Program – Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Master of Arts in Special Education – California State University, San Bernardino, CA

Elementary Teaching Credential Program – University of Redlands, Redlands, CA

Bachelor of Arts in Child Development – California State University, Los Angeles, CA