St. Vrain School District, Longmont, Colorado • August, 2009 – Current Building Team Leader / Special Education Instructor Launched Response to Intervention (RtI) at Westview Middle School; shepherding all change management including coordinating and training staff on RtI in preparation for implementation; monitoring adoption and adherence with instructors on 6 different teams and facilitating problem solving with teams, administration, students and parents to ensure program success Managed all Special Education program elements within Westview Middle School while leading a team comprised of 4 certified and 3 classified employees Special Education Language Arts instruction at 6th, 7th and 8th grade level. Coordinating district services and resources to ensure curriculum and teaching methods meet Individual Education Plan (IEP) legal requirements while bringing success and joy to learning Eugene School District 4-J, Eugene, Oregon • 1998 – 2009 Administrative Intern 2008 - 2009 Acted as administrator in the absence of Cal Young Middle School and Chavez Elementary principals: Student discipline; Facilitating staff in reshaping the schools’ vision; Coordinating state testing; Training staff on instructional strategies to meet needs of diverse learners; Promoting conflict resolution; Preparing school test data for lowest 20% of regular student population for review; Developing surveys for staff, students and parents for school improvement; Participating in graduation requirement development at district level. Special Education Consultant 2004 - 2009 Consulting with teachers, parents and administration; Coordinating and completing evaluations; Facilitating Special Education meetings; Assisting with transitions; Collaborating on following committees: Progress Monitoring (RtI) developments; Strengths and Weaknesses. Learning Center and Regional Learning Center Teacher (Behavioral Focus) 1998 - 2004 Facilitated and wrote IEPs; Taught reading, writing and math in a pull-out program; Co-taught integrated math and reading classes; Designed school-wide integration program for improving learning which involved a major paradigm shift; Facilitated and implemented behavior plans with the Behavioral Action Team.
In the beginning of my career I was invested in Teacher Directed instruction and used a lot of Direct Instruction. For the past two years I have been involved in a more student inquiry based instruction for the the STEM school that I work at.
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University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 2009 Administrator Licensure Program, (K-12) 1997 Masters of Science in Special Education 1991 Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Married, live in CO, teenage daughter