Dawn Swensen

Special Education Teacher

Profile

A strong supporter of the educational, cultural, and emotional needs of all students. A kind, dynamic, creative professional that differentiates  instruction with hands-on lessons, music, and a wide range of manipulative to enhance the adaptive educational atmosphere.  Excellent interpersonal communication skills, firm behavioral management techniques, experience with Google Apps. and strong organization skills to foster a positive rapport with students, parents, staff, and the community.

907-952-2467

Work History

Work History
Jan 2014 - Present

Special Education Case Manager/Resource Teacher

Polaris K-12 School/Anchorage School District 
  • Manage a case load of students receiving special education services
  • Instruct students in small groups and whole class
  • Organize paraprofessionals
  • Develop Special Education documents
  • Indian Ed Title VII Tutor
Aug 2011 - Jan 2014

Special Education Teacher Assistant

Polaris K-12 School

Anchorage School District

  • Develop study aids and informal assessments
  • Lead individual and small group instruction for core subjects
  • Support classroom teachers with behavior management
  • Proctor standardized tests
  • Participate in Common Core Standards curriculum training
  • Manage the collections and input of date in compliance with IEP goals
Aug 2009 - Aug 2011

Special Education Teacher Assistant

Gladys Wood Elementary School, Kincaid Elementary

Anchorage School District

  • Develop study aids and informal assessments
  • Lead individual and small group instruction for core subjects
  • Support classroom teachers with behavior management
  • Proctor standardized tests
  • Participate in Common Core Standards curriculum training
  • Manage the collections and input of date in compliance with IEP goals

Education

Education
Nov 2010 - Dec 2013

Bachelor of Arts, Special Education (2013)

Western Governors Univeristy

Elementary Education (K-8)

Special Education (K-12)

Aug 1980 - May 1985

Associate of Arts

Mat-Su Community College

Liberal Arts Degree