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Experienced Secondary Reading Specialist seeks opportunity to proactively suppport Middle and High School level students, faculty, and administration in the areas of literacy instruction, including but not limited to those relevant to content areas.

Work experience

Aug 2005Present

Secondary Reading Specialist

Yorkville Middle & High Schools

Responsibilities Include:

  • Analyzing School Wide Data to inform Building-Level Administrative Initiatives
  • Perform Full Range of Assessments to Inform Student Placement for Tier 2 & 3 Reading Services
  • Develop Curriculum for Reading Support in RtI Tiers 1, 2, and 3
  • Provide Direct Instruction to Specialized Populations including ELL, ISP, LD, and ED
  • Develop and Provide Faculty Support by providing Professional Resources, In-Service Training, and Direct Instructional Support
  • Coordinate and Teach Scholastic Read180
  • Trained in Wilson's Reading System (Level 1 Certification)
  • District Level CRISS Trainer
  • 45 Hours Professional Development in Gifted Education
  • Serve on the District's Evaluation Instrument Committee (2008-present)
  • Middle School Endorsed: Taught Earth Science and Reading at Yorkville Middle School '05-'07

Committees Served On: School Improvement Committee, Evaluation Instrument Committee, Reading Sub-Committee, RTI Committee at Middle School.

Jan 2000Jun 2004

Administrative Assistant

Aurora University- College of Education

Served as primary support person for the Director of The Masters Degree Cohort Program and related faculty.  Responsibilities included:

  • Writing of adjunct faculty contracts
  • Maintain graduate students' files
  • Process student evaluations
  • Purchase textbooks for faculty
  • Assembling support materials for faculty
  • Recording monthly minutes for College of Education Administrative Meetings
  • Any other clerical duties as needed
Aug 2000Jan 2001

Administrative Assistant for Business Services Office

Waubonsee Community College
  • Prepare Contracts for Adjunct Faculty
  • Processing laptop computers used for On-Site Business Trainings
  • General reception work icluding: Assembling mass mailings, photocopying, and other duties as assigned.


Additonal Skills / Training / Experience
Certifications / Trainings:  District Level Trainer- CRISS, Gifted Education and Differentiation, Wilson's Reading System Level 1 Certificate, 95% Group MSR (Multi-Syllabic Routines), Coordination and Instruction in Scholastic Read180 Program.   Experience in Assessment Instruments: ACT/PSAE, PLAN, EXPLORE, ISAT, AIMSweb CBM's and MAZE, WADE (Wilson Reading System Assessment of Decoding / Encoding), TOSWRF (Test of Silent Word Reading Fluency-Wilson's), WIST (Word Identification and Spelling Test-Wilson's), Gates-McGinite, Scholastic SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory), in addition to self-developed content-area assessments relative to content area / non-fiction reading.   Technology: General Computer Skills (including printers / scanners), MSWord for PC and Macintosh Computers, LCD Projectors, Wireless Microphone Equipment, Video Recording Equipment, IPad Applications and usage.


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