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Work History

Jan 2017Present

Special Education Teacher

The New York Child Learning Institute
  •  Implemented ABA intervention techniques to develop sustainable social behavior of verbal non-verbal students diagnosed with Autism, ages 4-10
  • Provided families with information, modeling, training and support to positively affect the development and maintenance of skills 
  • Record data and analyze progress
  • Individualize programs to fit the needs of the learner
  • Develop individualized developmental and educational goals for each student
  • Participate in the evaluation meeting to identify level of cognitive, social-emotional, physical and communicative development to determine students IEP goals and objectives
Jul 2008Jun 2016

Head Teacher

Brooklyn Free Space Preschool
  •  Directed  summer camp, coordinating staff, families and children
  • Worked cooperatively with a co-teacher to plan developmentally appropriate curriculum aligned to the Prekindergarten Foundation for the Common Core Standards
  • Empowered the children to explore creative self-expression and to build satisfying peer relationships
  • Guided families in obtaining evaluations for their child
  • Worked closely with related service providers to carryover strategies to facilitate in the progress of IEP goals in the classroom
  • Facilitated children's exploration of themes, through activities that promoted open-ended discovery and problem solving
  • Observed and listened to children closely in order to ask questions and discover children's ideas, hypotheses, and theories in order to build upon greater learning
  • Built effective channels of communication and positive working relationships with the BFS staff and parent cooperative members
Jul 2007Jul 2008

Assistant Teacher

Eladia's Kids, Brooklyn
  • Assisted in the educational and social development of children under the direction and guidance of the head teacher
  • Taught reading, writing, and art to children ages six months through five
Feb 2008Jun 2008

Student Teacher

Alexine A. Fenty PS 139, Brooklyn
  • Led whole-class instruction for twenty five first graders
  • Organized and demonstrated guided reading lessons
Feb 2007Jun 2007

Student Teacher

Colonel David Marcus PS 217, Brooklyn
  • Led small-group literacy in all content areas
  • Worked collaboratively with teacher to implement reading and writing activities


Jun 2014


Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Masters Degree in Special Education (B-2)

Jun 2011


Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education-Dual Special Education

Jan 2007


Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Associate of Science in Education Studies


NYS Public School Teacher: Students with Disabilities Birth-Grade 2 

Professional Certificate #878005141

NYS Public School Teacher: Early Childhood Education Birth-Grade 2

Initial Certificate #697738121

NYS Public School Teacher :  Students with Disabilities Birth-Grade 2

Initial Certificate # 697737121


Trained in Applied Behavior Analysis, Curricular Knowledge including Reggio Emilia Approach, Creative Curriculum,Common Core Standards, CPR/First Aid/MAT, Mac OS X, Microsoft Office Suite, Social Media Tools