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Work experience

Jan 2007Present

Special Education Resource Consultant

Baldwin County Board of Education
  • Provide internal monitoring of special education processes 
  • Clarify and provide assistance to special education personnel in implementing federal, state, and county policies and procedures
  • Provide assistance in the processes involved in the identification of students with special needs and the development of legally defensible Individualized Education Programs
  • Develop and present in-service training for teachers and administrators
  • Assist with data collection and completion of reports required by various state and federal agencies
  • Assist with data collection related to student instruction and behavior
  • Monitor implementation of teacher professional development training
  • Research, investigate, and answer questions posed by administrators and teachers
  • Collaborate with other agencies to coordinate services for students with special needs
  • Maintain frequent contact with Special Services and school staff to provide support with instruction, curriculum, transition planning classroom management, and behavior intervention
Jan 2001Jan 2007

Special Education Teacher

J. Larry Newton School

  • Building-Based Student Support Team Leader
  • School Improvement Chairperson
  • SACS Accreditation Committee Co-Chairperson
  • J. Larry Newton 2005 Elementary Teacher of the Year
  • Special Education Department Chair; responsible for initiating and completing the evaluation process for students referred for special education testing in grades K-8
  • Special education teacher for K-8 students with emotional disorders; responsible for developing  and implementing Individualized Education Plans, behavior intervention plans, and communicating on a regular basis with Baldwin Mental Health
  • 4th grade special education inclusion teacher
  • Coaching duties - middle school cheerleading coach 2001 – 2004
  • Oversaw budget, organized cheer camps and fundraisers; 2003 coach of the year
  • Trained in Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative
  • Trained in SETS Web (Special Education Database)
  • 3rd and 4th grade Title One Summer School Teacher, Newton School, 2004
  • Middle School Title One Summer School Teacher, Bay Minette Middle School,  2004 and 2005