Josie Dolar

Work experience

Work experience
2012 - Present

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
2010 - 2014

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
2012 - 2013

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
2010 - 2011

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
2002 - 2008

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
1995 - 2007

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


2012 - 2013

Bridge Program Certificate/Speech and Language Pathology

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Communication Sciences and Disorders

2002 - 2004

Master of Education 

DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Language, Literacy, and Specialized Instruction

1997 - 2000

Bachelor of Science in Education

Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

Major in Elementary Education

Minor in Theatre


2009 - 2019

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)

2015 - Present

Zumba Instructor License

Zumba Fitness

Basic 1

2015 - 2017

CPR and AED Certification

My Florida Training and Testing Center, Panama City, FL


Creative Arts

Music: voice & acoustic guitar 

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


Basic skills in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel