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Josie Dolar

Work experience

2012Present

High School Science Special EducationTeacher

Bay District Schools, New Horizons Learning Center, Panama City, FL
  • Modified and taught curriculum in biology, earth and space, and physical science to 30+ students 
  • Facilitated learning through technology and hands-on activities.
  • Managed behavior and discipline through providing a structured and positive learning environment
20102014

Sales Associate

Charlotte Russe, Panama City Beach, FL
  • Increased sales through building positive customer relations and marketing new inventory at one of the top 200 of small businesses-women's fashion clothing store with 500+ stores nationwide.
  • Displayed accuracy handling cash, check, and credit card transactions on computerized cash register
  • Created whole attires to match costumers' fashion appeal
20122013

Substitute Teacher

Bay District Schools, Panama City, FL
  • Responsible for teaching lessons in reading, math, science, and social studies in elementary, middle, and high school classrooms at a number of different schools with diverse cultural and socio-economic student populations
20102011

Sales Associate

Dillard's, Panama City, FL
  • Acted as an ambassador for well known brands in jewelry, hosiery, and handbags at one of the top 5 department stores in the United States with 278 locations
  • Continuously provided valuable knowledge to customers for up-selling on specific products
  • Handled customer complaints and returns with a calm and positive attitude
20022008

Literacy and Special Education Resource/InclusionTeacher

Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL

Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL, 

  • Implemented Individualized Education Plans and collaborated with parents, teachers, and staff to discuss students' behavioral and academic progress
  • Modeled literacy strategies in elementary classrooms and organized classroom libraries
  • Assisted students  in mainstream middle grade classrooms on note-taking skills and completing assignments in all subject areas
19952007

Medical Receptionist/Secretary

Dr. Ordonez-Dolar Medical Clinic, Panama City, FL
  • Scheduled appointments, filed patient records, organized drug samples, and collected payment from patients
  • Maintained ongoing communication with the doctor, patients, insurance companies, and pharmacies regarding coverage and drug prescriptions
  • Took vital signs and recorded information in patient records
  • Acquired knowledge of medical terms and patient diagnosis to identify ICD-9-CM procedural codes
  • Utilized computer/typing skills for medical billing and processing insurance claims electronically via internet in a timely manner

Education

20122013

Bridge Program Certificate/Speech and Language Pathology

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Communication Sciences and Disorders

20022004

Master of Education 

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Language, Literacy, and Specialized Instruction

19972000

Bachelor of Science in Education

Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

Major in Elementary Education

Minor in Theatre

Certifications

20092019

Professional Educator License

Florida Department of Education

Elementary (Grades 3-5), Middle Grades Science (Grades 5-9), Exceptional Student Education ( Grades K-12), Biology (Grades 6-12)

2015Present

Zumba Instructor License

Zumba Fitness

Basic 1

20152017

CPR and AED Certification

My Florida Training and Testing Center, Panama City, FL

Skills

8
Creative Arts

Music: voice & acoustic guitar 

Dance: ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and ballroom (salsa, merenge, chacha, swing)

8
Technology

Basic skills in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel