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Nachenberg, Brian Scott



My objective is to secure a position teaching that will challenge me with unique educational situations and allow me to engage students using the modern educational techniques. I would appreciate the opportunity to advance my long-term career goals as I gain valuable classroom experience.  My goal is to acquire a broader perspective and understanding of the many positions available in the field, while utilizing my education and experience to effectively fill a variety of positions. My love of teaching, and my ability to communicate effectively with children of all ages, makes me highly flexible. I have the knowledge and experience to be a highly effective in the classroom, as well as the aptitude, desire, and passion to become an outstanding educator.

Certifications & Degrees

Aug 2012Jun 2022

Paraprofessional License ELS(PARA)

Illinois State Board of Education
  • License Identification #: 2357597
  • IEIN #: 1108388
Jan 2014Jun 2019

Substitute Teaching License (SUB)

Illinois State Board of Education
  • License Identification #: 2277066
  • IEIN #: 1108388
May 2016Present

Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP)

Passed: 7th of May, 2016 - Illinois Board of Education

Reading Comprehension, Language Arts, Writing, & Math

Aug 2005May 2009

Bachelor of Arts in Biological Science

California State University, Northridge

Magna Cum Laude

Jun 2017Jun 2019

Adult & Pediatric First Aid, CPR, & AED

American Red Cross

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Automated External Defibrillator


Work experience

Sep 2015Present

Substitute Teacher

Wauconda Community Unit School District 118

I have substituted in all of district 118's schools from first grade through high school, including a variety of electives, with an emphasis on special education.

Feb 2016Jun 2016

Long-Term Floating Substitute Teacher (High School)

Waukegan High School District 60

Washington and Brookside Campuses, along with Elementary & Middle Schools

Oct 2015Dec 2015

Long-Term Substitute Teacher (SPED) 

Mundelein High School District 120

Self-contained Special Education classroom for six students high school students

Substituting for a full-time SPED teacher on maternity leave

Advised by lead Special Education teachers


Aug 2014Aug 2015

Post-Baccalaureate in Education

Long Beach State University

Focusing on Elementary Education & Special Ed.

Including Observations in:

  • Fifth Grade General Classroom
  • Seventh & Eighth Grade AVID
  • Special Education - Autism
Aug 2003May 2008

College of Lake County, Illinois State University, Lake Forest College, West Los Angeles College, Boston Reed, Pierce College

Study Abroad Leicester, England & Sligo, Ireland


Higher Education Advisement and Counseling 
  • Attend more than a dozen schools, colleges, universities, and institutions.
  • I have studied at public and private schools, in-state, out-of-state, as well as international studies abroad.
  • I have also had the opportunity to attend vocational school, community college, universities, and professional schools for post graduated studies.
  • While working with and receiving assistance for disability.
Assisting Students with Special Jobs & Fundraisers
  • Helping students with jobs around the school such as:
    • Mail room duties in the office
    • Laundry services for Physical Education
    • And putting together fundraisers for student activities
Classroom Management
  • I have substituted in unit districts such as Wauconda and Waukegan where I have managed students from first to twelfth grade,
  • In almost all classroom settings, from lunch duty to shop class, art class to physical education, as well as: science, math, reading, English, Spanish, French, history, college planning, career and vocational training,  life skills, and special education.
Administration of Standardized Tests

 I have had the opportunity assist and administer standardized exams for

  • state assessment (MAP & PARCC)
  • college entrance (DLM)
  • psychological assessment (APA)
  • physical education (Pacer)
Communication: students, parents, specialists, and administrators
  • Phone calls and emails home on progress
  • Domain meetings
  • IEP Meetings
  • Community and school events
Individuals Education Plans for all students 504, IEP, ESL

Analyzing, assessing, and reviewing IEP goals and plans.  Working in a designated IEP program such as SPEDAssist

Technology, Hardware, Software, and Innovation

I am a sincere enthusiast for the latest technology.  I love to utilize the latest websites and apps, as well as new educational tools, such as ChromeBooks and  smart boards.