Middle Schools (6-8th grade) 2014 to Present & 2007 to 2010 Teacher Consultant Department Chair Managed caseload of 25 students ranging in disabilities from Emotionally Impaired, Learning Disability, Autism, and ADD/ADHD PBIS Committee- launching program at the building level. PBIS Committee, Tier 2 team - Developed CICO program and data tracking program for 6th-8th grade RTI implementation building launch for at risk and special education learners AIMS WEB probes launch at 6th grade level Trained general education staff and implemented reading interventions program at 6th grade level Data presentations to report results and develop building-wide intervention plan for 5th-8th grade Trained reading intervention tutors to implement reading intervention programs Heritage Elementary (4-5th grade) 2010 to 2014 Teacher Consultant Department Chair PBIS Committee Co-Chair, launch PBIS in building setting RTI Committee Co-Chair First Response Team member Managed caseload of 25+ students Presented at building-level professional development meetings regarding “Brain Gym” activities, differences in types of disabilities, how to use positive behavior systems in the classroom setting, and MEAP protocols for students with an IEP. Co-taught classroom with 2 other general education teachers (4th grade) Administer formative, individualized, and standardized testing for students with disabilities and at-risk population. Scheduled special education students for general education classes Created and implemented building-wide MEAP schedule for students with an IEP Created and managed para-educator schedule Millennium Middle School (6-8th grade) 2002 to 2007 Resource Room/Teacher Consultant Managed caseload of 15 students with varying disabilities Taught Resource Room Language Arts (6th-8th grade) Trained in DuFour Model for implementation of Professional Learning Community Building level union representative Smith Road Elementary (1st-5th grade) 2000-2002 Resource Room Teacher Managed caseload of 15 students co-taught 4th and 5th grade classes
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Special Education Teacher with 14 years of teaching experience, a Masters degree in Education, and 18 years in the education field. Bachelor degree from Eastern Michigan University in Special Education for the Emotionally Impaired, K-12th grade. Master’s Degree in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove University Expertise in utilizing technology in school setting, managing behavior, instructing staff regarding the needs of all types of learners. CPR and First Aid Certified Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (CPI) Certified Certified Orton-Gillingham Instructor
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