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Summary

I am an energetic and caring educator with a  strong desire to improve the welfare of students. I have a background in working with students of varying abilities while working as a Special Education teacher with an expertise in Emotional Impairment as well as a Co-Teacher in the General Education setting. As a teacher in Dearborn Public Schools, I have had the opportunity to interact with students of different backgrounds and varying socio-economic status. I have been training is restorative practices to help settle student/peer conflict. I have ability to work well and maintain continual and professional relationships with peers, students, parents, and other community members.

Skills

● A strong desire to improve the welfare of students in the public school system.

● A background in working with a variety of different students while working as a Special Education teacher with an expertise in Emotional Impairment as well as a Co­-Teacher in the General Education setting.

● Experience with students from different cultures while working in the Dearborn Public Schools.

● Mentoring new teachers as part of the Mentor Program

● Working as a Test Coordinator for the M-­STEP test

● Planning curriculum ­based field trips for students

● The ability to work well with peers, students, parents, and other community members.

● The ability to discipline students using restorative and proscribed practices while retaining fairness and professionalism.

Leadership

  • Field Trip Coordinator-
    • 8th grade field trips to Detroit Institute of Arts, Metro Detroit College Fair, and The Holocaust Museum
    • 7th grade field trip to Detroit Zoo
  • Mentor Teacher- 2015-2016 school year

  • Test Coordinator M-Step testing 2016
  • Profesional Development Presenter- Co-teaching 
  • Cooperating Teacher- 2009 Winter semester

Notable Mentions

  • Teacher of the Year nomination- 2016
  • Teacher of the Year Nomination- 2015
  • Teacher of the Year Nomination- 2014

  • Teacher of the Year Nomination- 2013

  • Who’s Who of American High School Teachers- 2005

Professional Training

  • Restorative Practices Circle Training- Sower Center
  • SIOP

  • Reader’s Apprenticeship

  • Google Applications

  • MI-Star
  • M-Step 
  • Co-teaching practices

Work History

Aug 2012Present

O.L. Smith Middle School, Dearborn Public Schools - Resource Room Teacher

Dearborn Public Schools
  • Writing lesson plans- Setting Content and Language Objectives with Co-teacher
  • Implementing lessons that are based on Common Core Standards

  • Classroom management- Class Dojo and Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS)

  • Preparing for new students in the classroom

  • Communicating with families

  • Working with students on IEP goals

  • Writing IEPs and goals for students

  • Testing students using the Woodcock Johnson IV for Academic Achievement
  • Organizing Curriculum-based field trips
    • Scheduling trips
    • Funding ( as needed)
    • Organizing Chaperons
    • Transportation needs
    • Scheduling for those not attending
    • Setting assignments for those attending with Content Teachers

Aug 2004Jun 2012

Edsel Ford High School, Dearborn Public Schools - Resource Room Teacher

Dearborn Public Schools
  • Writing lesson plans- Setting Lesson Objectives
  • Implementing lessons that are based on State of Michigan Standards

  • Classroom management

  • Preparing for new students

  • Communicating with families

  • Working with students on IEP goals

  • Writing IEPs and goals for students

  • Tracking students' graduation requirements

Education

Jan 2006Aug 2007

Master's of Arts- Educational Leadership

Eastern Michigan University

Professional Certification

License Number :  AD0004152

Expiration Date 6/30/2019

Administrator's Certificate

Internship through Dearborn Public Schools Summer School

Responsibilities

  • Create Middle School Schedule
  • Arrange for substitute teachers as needed
  • Student discipline


Aug 2000Apr 2004

Bachelor's of Science- Special Education, Emotionally Impaired

Eastern Michigan University

Professional Certification

License Number :  IF0000000303488

Expiration Date  6/30/2019

Special Education, Emotionally Impaired K-12 Endorsement

General Education K-5

Graduated with Honors, Dean’s List 2000-2004 school years, Excellence in Education Award, and Kappa Delta Pi

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