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Discrete Trial Training
Direct Instruction Programs
Reading Mastery Connecting Math Concepts  Language for Learning 
Daily 5
Literacy CAFE



Susan Sherman-Tanzer

Marilyn Hochhauser

Michael Flynn


Sep 2013Aug 2018

Early Childhood Education (B-2)

Sep 2013Aug 2018

Students with Disabilities (B-2)

Feb 2013Jan 2018

Childhood Education (1-6)

Feb 2013Jan 2018

Students with Disabilities (1-6)


Lesson Plans



1632 Wantagh Avenue * Wantagh, NY 11793

Cell: 516-816-1640

Email: [email protected]


01/13 - Present            University at Albany State University of New York                                                    Albany, NY

Master of Science, Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology

                                    Anticipated: May 2015

08/09 - 12/12              State University of New York College at Old Westbury                        Old Westbury, NY

                                    Bachelor of Science, Childhood Education / Special Education

                                    History Concentration in World Cultures

                                    GPA: 3.92

01/96 - 06/99              Queensborough Community College                                                                Bayside, NY

                                    Associate in Applied Science, Business Administration

                                    GPA: 3.33


  • Initial New York State Certification
    • Early Childhood Education, Birth - Grade 2
    • Students with Disabilities, Birth - Grade 2
    • Childhood Education, Grades 1-6
    • Students with Disabilities, Grades 1-6


10/13 - Present          Special Education Itinerant Teacher, New York Therapy                             Farmingdale, NY

  • Confer with parents or guardians and other teachers to assist students with behavioral and academic problems
  • Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve all areas of child development
  • Plan and conduct activities that provide students with opportunities to observe and question in order to facilitate learning
  • Modify the general education curriculum for special-needs students, using a variety of instructional techniques
  • Instruct students in daily living skills to foster independency and self-sufficiency
  • Meet with parents or guardians to provide support and teach skills needed for dealing with students' difficulties

07/13 - 08/13              Special Education Teacher, JEA Jr/Sr High School                                       Dix Hills, NY

  • Responsible for academic and daily living instruction for students in the STRIVE

(Structured Teaching Reinforced in a Visual Environment) program

  • Provide direct instruction to students with Autism Spectrum Disorder to promote full academic functioning
  • Develop adapted material to meet the varying needs of students
  • Enforce Behavior Intervention Plans and record data as necessary
  • Collaborate with students, parents, paraprofessionals, and administrators to foster independence in students

02/13 - 05/13              Substitute Teacher, Bowling Green Elementary School                                Westbury, NY

  • Provide instruction in both a general education and special education setting
  • Follow lesson plans set by classroom teacher
  • Employ diverse teaching strategies to ensure assigned learning goals are met
  • Enforce established classroom management systems

05/13 - 06/13              Intervention Teacher, Bowling Green Elementary School                              Westbury, NY

  • Cover short-term leave replacement in the Autism Program
  • Provide individualized instruction to students ages five through nine
  • Responsible for mainstreaming students into general education setting
  • Enforce behavior plans for select students

07/10 - 08/12              Paraprofessional, Western Suffolk BOCES - Summer Program                    Dix Hills, NY

  • Provide one-to-one support to students with disabilities
  • Participate in and help create activities and events
  • Assist classroom teacher with daily preparations


09/12 - 12/12              Student Teacher, Bowling Green Elementary School                                     Westbury, NY

  • Prepared and implemented engaging, and differentiated lesson plans for

second grade general education students

  • Participated in teaching The Literacy CAFÉ reading program
  • Integrated hands-on, and interactive activities to foster student engagement
  • Provided individualized instruction in fourth grade self-contained class
  • Managed the day-to-day routine of the classroom
  • Attended parent-teacher conferences, faculty, and grade-level meetings

01/12 - 05/12              Student Observer, Riverton Street Charter School                                      St. Albans, NY

  • Assisted cooperating teacher with daily lesson planning and activities
  • Worked with small groups on specific skill sets in core subject areas
  • Helped correct and grade homework and reports


10/06 - 12/07              Merchandising Manager, Sandberg & Sikorski, Corp.                                   New York, NY

  • Prepared time-sensitive proposals utilizing detailed pricing spec sheets
  • Acted as a product development manager, creating and coordinating new samples
  • Attended client-sponsored seminars and bridal shows

01/06 - 10/06              Executive/Marketing Assistant, Lloyd Staffing                                                Melville, NY

  • Created, coordinated and assisted with mass mailings, brochures, multi-media promotions, advertising and other various communications
  • Conducted full-spectrum executive assistant functions for CEO, President and

CFO concurrent with Marketing Assistant responsibilities


  • Member of NYC Select Recruits, 2014
  • Pi Lambda Theta, National Honor Society of Educators, 2013
  • summa cum laude, December 2013
  • Council for Exceptional Children, Member 2010 - Present
  • Teacher Education Club, Treasurer, 2010 - 2012
  • Dean's List, 2009 - 2012


  • Working knowledge of Smart Board
  • Familiar with The Literacy CAFÉ reading program and The Daily 5
  • Direct Instruction Programs: Reading Mastery, Connecting Math Concepts, Language for Learning

Teaching Experience

Special Education Itinerant Teacher 10/2013 - Present 

  • Provide individualized instruction to students ages 3-5 in school or home settings 

Special Education Teacher 7/2013 - 8/2013

  • 8:1:1 class in STRIVE program (specifically designed program for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders) 
  • Students ages ranged between 12 - 16 

Intervention Teacher 5/2013 - 6/2013

  • Covered leave replacement in Autism Program 
  • Pulled out and pushed in to three classes covering grades K-4

Substitute Teaching 2/2013 - 5/2013

  • Filled in for absentee teachers in all grade levels K-5 in both general and special education 

Student Teaching 9/2012 - 12/2012 

  • 2nd Grade General Education 
  • 4th Grade Self-Contained