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Work experience

May 2016Present

Special Educator

MSDE/Juvenile Services Education System

- Conduct special education screening procedures in accordance with legal mandates
- Act as the IEP team case manager in preparation for and participation in meetings
- Conduct educational assessments with standardized test instruments and prepare written reports
- Maintain confidential records and files
- Provide direct instruction for students eligible for special education in accordance with IEPs.

October 2011May 2016

Career Development Teacher

MSDE/Juvenile Services Education System

• Plan and implement instructional activities
• Assess student achievement of the knowledge and skills needed to meet industry expectations
• Maintain educational records
• Requisition necessary materials
• Track achievement of desired program outcomes in accordance with accepted reporting procedures
• Develop alternative instruction for individualized and independent study
• Provide counseling and guidance

May 2010October 2011

Teacher

Maryland Department of Juvenile Services

• Provided classroom instruction to students in the custody of the department
• Prepared daily and weekly lesson plans and other instructional material
• Assigned lessons and administered tests to students
• Cooperated with treatment and counseling staff and provided student progress reports to staff
• Facilitated and maintained a classroom environment conducive to learning
• Performed other duties

August 2004May 2008

Social Studies Teacher

Montrose Christian School

• Taught civics and economics, world geography, LSN government, and AP United States government and politics
• Managed learning environment to develop students’ critical thinking skills
• Assessed students’ learning progress
• Communicated with students and parents about students’ progress
• Recommended to parents and administration actions to be taken regarding students
• Recommended improvements to curriculum to administration
• Perform other duties as assigned

Education

Sep 1996Jun 2000

Bachelors of Arts

Cedarville University 

The political science major is designed to prepare students for advanced graduate education in the areas of American politics, international relations, political philosophy, and law. It also prepares students for careers in public policy analysis, international affairs, various levels of government, campaign management, interest groups, journalism, and many others. The need for Christians in the realm of politics and government has never been greater.

Certifications

Jul 2013Jun 2018

Advanced Professional Certificate 

Maryland State Department of Education