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EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
Masters of Education; Educational Psychology/Special Education May 2010
University of Houston
Bachelor of Arts; Psychology
Clark-Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA
Educational Diagnostician Certification
Texas Teaching Certification Special Education K-12
Pasadena Independent School District 2010-Present
Receive student referrals and implement the appraisal process, comply with
policies established by Federal and State Law and local board policy in the
areas of evaluation, placement and planning for special education services,
conduct classroom observations and personal interviews as appropriate,
Participate in the Individual Education Plan (IEP) Team Meeting regarding
the interpretation of assessment data and development of IEP according to
district procedures, provide staff development training in assigned schools
to assist school personnel in the identification and understanding of
children with disabilities, Assess children utilizing Cognitive and
Achievement Tests for initial identification and three year re-evaluations,
Assist classroom teachers with the implementation of student IEPs, Conduct
on-going transfer ARDs for new students, Maintain monthly count of all
special education students and programs campus-wide, Attend ongoing
professional development training.
Grissom Elementary School - HISD
Special Education Resource Teacher
Instructed students utilizing individualized teaching strategies to improve
scholastic levels. Consulted with school counselors and teaching staff to
obtain additional testing information and to gain insight on student
behavioral disorders affecting learning process.
Implemented special help programs for low achievers and encouraged parent-
teacher cooperation, Prepared ARD paperwork for special education meetings.
Houston Gardens Elementary School - HISD 2004-2008
Special Education Resource Teacher/Special Education Chairperson
Developed and implemented individualized education programs for each
special education student. Identified and implemented goals tailored to
each individual student's needs and abilities. Coordinated with parents,
teachers, paraprofessionals and various service providers including Speech
Therapists, School Counselors and School Psychologist. Provided
educational instruction to students with varied disability levels.
Implemented Annual, Initial, Transfer and Promotional ARDs.
. Modeled, trained and consulted teachers on implementing modifications
and accommodations in the classroom to ensure that the diverse needs
of every student were successfully met
. Actively supported teaching professionals on implementing effective
work strategies with special needs students.
. Employed diverse techniques to promote active learning including
individualized instruction, problem solving assignments and small
group work. Exercised flexibility within the classroom addressing
student's needs through specific accommodations.
. Coordinated and Chaired ARD meetings for all aspects of Special
. Maintained and input Special Education Data in Chancery
. Attended Behavior Staffing Meetings and created/implemented Behavior
. Maintained State Compliance for Special Education Data and Records
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
Children's Protective Services - 1998-2003
Managed a caseload that consisted of sixty adolescents and their families.
Identified problem areas of adolescents and developed specialized treatment
plans focusing on specific social and mental risk - factors. Created
reports for court hearings that concerned the placement and well being of
legally - free children. Obtained donations for clothing, household
essentials and Holiday gifts for distribution to needy children and
families. Coordinated presentations of legally - free children to
interested adoption agencies and families. Actively recruited and
interacted with various social service agencies, volunteers and donating
corporations. Utilized oral and written skills to create reports in the
areas of adoption placement and recruitment of donations.
TECHNOLOGICAL INTEGRATION & SKILLS
Proficiency in: WJ Tests of Cognitive abilities, WISC-IV, WAIS-IV, Woodcock-
Johnson III Tests of Achievement and WIAT-III
Microsoft Office, WJ Compuscore - Internet Navigation - Type 60 WPM