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Summary

Peace- Help students develop a sense of who they are and how their actions affect others. Guiding students to find harmony and tranquility.

Play- Guide students to find their curiosity, play with ideas and encourage an open or growth mindset.

Passion- Help students find what they love and share my energy and love for what I do.

Purpose- Help answer the questions-Why do we do what we are driven to do? Who are we?  What kind of person do you want to be?

Work History

Sep 2014Present

Assitive Technology Professional

Great Neck Public Schools - Special Education Department
  • One period per day position
  • Performed Assistive Technology evaluations
  • Delivered assistive technology services
  • Provided professional development for teachers working with students with AT devices
  • Responsible for training parents of students with AT
  • Developed inservice  courses to deliver AT training to teachers
Aug 2001Present

Special Educator

Great Neck Public Schools - South Middle School

Sixth, Seventh & Eighth Grade Resource Room Teacher, Seventh and Eighth ID English, Inclusion Social Studies, English and Science 

Achievements

  • Presenter at Technology Academy & Superintendent's Conference Day Trainings
  • Computer tutor and troubleshooter for staff
  • Creator of Advisory Blog  http://AdvisorySMS.blogspot.com
  • Co-chair of Shared Decision Making Committee  2011-12
  • Member School Technology Committee 
  • Integrated use of iPads into ID English Class to make reading fun and accessible
  • Utilize and Coach others in use of Gradebook on Infinite Campus
  • Provide informal/formal training to Special Education Department in use of new and current technology
  • Maintain paperless records for all classes taught and digital notes for student access
  • Compositor of Middleview School Newspaper
  • Homework Center supervisor
Sep 1999Jun 2001

Elementary Special Educator

Half Hollow Hills CSD - Signal Hill Elementary

First Grade Self-Contained Special Education Teacher; Third Grade Self-Contained Special Education Teacher 

Achievements

  • Member Site Based Management Team
  • Special Education IEP Computer Implementation School Team Leader
  • Participated in Special Education IEP Goal Book Revision
  • District Level Technology Committee member participated in technology curriculum revision
Aug 1995Jun 1999

Elementary Educator/Special Educator

Washington Elementary School District- Mountain View Elementary

First Grade Dual Language Project Team Teacher; First Grade Teacher; Second Grade Team Teacher - Inclusion Model-Special Education; Second Grade Special Education Teacher

Achievements

  • Technology Mentor/ Troubleshooter
  •  Presented information and updates to the governing board regarding Bond Council and Technology Committee
  •  Prepared and delivered presentation about dual language project planning to The Arizona Hispanic Administrators Association (AHSAA)              
  • Participated in initial district technology curriculum writing & facilitated revision meetings
  • Washington Elementary School District Bond Council and Technology committee member

Education

Sep 2000May 2002

Certification Program

C.W.Post

  • 27 credits completed in Reading to complete certification requirements
Sep 1993May 1999

M.Ed.

Arizona State University

  • 76 credits completed-Special Education, Technology, English as a Second Language
  • Member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Certifications

Dec 2014Dec 2016

Assistive Technology Professional

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America

The Assistive Technology Certification (ATP) recognizes demonstrated competence in analyzing the needs of consumers with disabilities, assisting in the selection of appropriate assistive technology for the consumer’s needs, and providing training in the use of the selected device(s).

New York State Public School Teacher Certificate, Reading, Permanent.

New York State

New York State Public School Teacher Certificate, Special Education, Permanent.

New York State

New York State Public School Teacher Certificate, Nursery, Kindergarten & Grades 1-6, Permanent.

New York State