Education Specialist who works with students with special needs as well as those who are English learners. Fifteen years experience working with middle level students in various intervention programs; additionally, have taught at both high school and elementary levels. Hold Supplemental Authorization in the areas of English and Computer Applications.
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Master of Arts Education Best Practices in Instruction of Academic Vocabulary for Students in High Risk Groups Bachelor of Arts Liberal Studies Special Field â€“ Arts and Technology Cum Laude and Deanâ€™s List Cal State University San Marcos. 2005 Associate of Arts University Studies Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Deanâ€™s List. 2002
o Building Academic Language and Vocabulary to Support Reading Comprehension Standards Across All Content Areas Presented by : Kate Kinsella, ED.D.; January 6 & 7, 2009 and March 3, 2009 o READ 180 Training. December 2008. o Quality Teaching for English Learners; August 2008 o Grade for Learning; May 2008; OUSD Board Room o Web Based IEP Training; October 2007; NCCSE o Summer Institute 2007; Response to Intervention. July 7- 9, 2007. o Writing Under Pressure: February 12, 2003. Writing Assessment: Preparing Students to Succeed on Writing Achievement Tests; Review the writing performance examinations; focus on monitoring and assessing writing; develop studentsâ€™ skills in addressing on-demand writing tests. o Write Up A Storm; A Writing Curriculum: March 13, 2003. Special Ed Law; Instructional Strategies; Behavioral Strategies: March 19, 2003 o Comprehension Instruction For Older Students; Incorporating the New Language Arts Framework and State Standards. January 2004. Arts and Technology: â€¢ READ 180 â€¢ PLATO Math â€¢ Design and layout (Photoshop Suite, Adobe Illustrator, Pagemaker) â€¢ Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint â€¢ Create and locate Web based technology for students with special needs, and intervention
2005-2006 Deputy Mayor and Councilperson, City of Oceanside â€¢ Supervise City Manager, City Attorney and Aide â€¢ Review and vote on budgetary, contractual, employment and policy issues â€¢ Meet with community and neighborhood groups to determine needs & issues and give direction to staff â€¢ Identify, Develop & Promote programs that benefit the City â€¢ Represent the City of Oceanside as the regional appointee to San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) and North County Transit District (NCTD) â€¢ Examine & secure partnerships with Cal State University San Marcos, Oceanside Unified School District and Mira Costa Colleges to bring funding and curriculum based educational programs and opportunities to students in Oceanside â€¢ Brought Project SWELL (Stewardship through Water Education & Lifetime Learning) to Oceanside Unified School District and Oceansideâ€™s Parks and Recreation programs through partnership with Coastkeeper, City of San Diego, and City of Oceanside â€¢ Secure & promote service learning educational opportunities for water quality monitoring of the San Luis Rey River by students from Mira Costa College; funding from a Point Source Pollution Grant from the EPA Region IX â€¢ Partner with League of California Cities to provide education curriculum statewide â€¢ Created program, promoted & secured funding, judging volunteers (community members, CSUSM Future Teachers), and media promotion for Earth Day, Every Day in Every Way programâ€”including partnering with Waste Management, City of Oceanside, Oceanside Unified School District, Cal State University San Marcos, NCTD, CalTrans and local businesses â€¢ Communicate with various State and Congressional elected officials on behalf of the City â€¢ Foster and maintain excellent relationships throughout the county with city leaders, various agencies, entities and businesses in furtherance of city business. â€¢ Represent the City at various functions throughout the State â€¢ Key Note Speaker on topics of community interest Previous City Government Appointments & Community Work: 1999-2006 El Corazon Planning Committee member, Parks and Recreation Commission member, membership on various ad hoc Committees: Golf Subcommittee, Sunshine Brooks Subcommittee, Skate Park Planning Subcommittee, Parks and Recreation Conservancy, Parks and Recreation Work Plan Committee and El Corazon Outreach Committee.