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Work experience

2003Present

Special Education Teacher

Northshore School District
  • Plan specially designed instruction in special and general education curriculum
  • Develop individualized education programs for students with a wide range of disabilities
  • Design and implement consistent schedules and individualized behavior systems
  • Integrate technology daily into instruction and classroom management
  • Coach general education teachers in creating an inclusive school community
  • Partner with full-time paraeducator, develop schedule, coach in behavior management techniques and curriculum implementation
  • Work in a Professional Learning Community to examine WA Math Standards K-5, analyze essential skills and lessons in math curriculum
2006Present

Technology Resource Teacher

Northshore School District
  • Assess staff technology needs
  • Plan and implement technology professional development based on staff needs
  • Provide instruction and modeling of integration of ActivBoard/ActivStudio and creating classroom websites
  • Webmaster for school website (2009-2011)
  • Managed building technology budget
  • Created purchase proposals based on assessed building needs and staff feedback
2009Present

Shared Decision-Making Leadership Team Member

Northshore School District
  • Represent special education and specialist groups and advocate for staff needs
  • Collaborate to plan and provide site-based professional development aligned with PLC work and District goals
  • Developed school crisis plan
20102011

Math Cadre Member

Northshore School District
  • Served on the Professional Development committee, developing deeper math content knowledge
  • Collaborated with TOSA’s to refine Summer Institute trainings and planned for session facilitation
  • Facilitated sessions at Summer Institute 2011
    • Technology and Instruction: Possibilities, Potentials, and Pitfalls
    • Math Lesson Design Using ActivInspire
  • Served on the Flipchart Committee (was previously a member of the MX Flipchart team since 2009),Created clear consistent flipcharts supporting student engagement and aligned with the committee vision
20072011

Mentor Teacher

Northshore School District
  • Mentored new teachers for the 2007-2008 and 2010-2011 school years
  • Performed formal and informal observations
  • Provided objective feedback
  • Facilitated learning-focused conversations to problem-solve situations
  • Ensured ongoing communication between first year teacher, district mentors, and myself
  • Advocated for necessary additional support for first year teacher from district mentors and administrators
20062011

Workstation Deployment Coordinator

Northshore School District
  • Deployment coordinator for 2006, 2009, 2011
  • Collaborated with technology staff and building staff to develop a deployment plan
  • Communicated district plan with staff members
  • Ensured staff were prepared for deployment
  • Arranged a staging location and worked with deployment team on site
  • Analyzed inventory, organized machines for surplus
Apr 2010

SEDT Assistive Technology Standards Team Member

Northshore School District
  • Selected by administrators to represent elementary mid-level CLC teachers
  • Communicated information and solicited feedback from mid-level CLC teachers and therapists
  • Reviewed and recommended appropriate software to support district special education classrooms
  • Collaborated with team members to create an assistive technology professional development plan
20092010

ActivCamp Instructor

Northshore School District
  • Instructor at ActivCamp 2009 & 2010
  • Courses taught: ActivInspire 101, ActivInspire 102, Math Expressions Flipchart Make & Take
  • Created and taught: Graphing in the ActivClassroom

Education

20052009

Seattle Pacific University

Professional Teaching Certificate program completed

Sep 1999Jun 2003

Bachelors in Education

Central Washington University

Special interest in the areas of Autism and Assistive Technology

References

Stephanie Penrod

Judith Bonifaci

Jenifer Genshock

Certifications

20032011

Advanced Crisis Management Certification

Right Response

Lesson Plans

Summary

Engaging: Enthusiastic educator using technology to support differentiated instruction to engage all learners.

Empowering: Providing support and professional development to educators, equipping them with the tools and skills to utilize technology to positively impact student learning.

Energetic: Bringing positive perspective and thoughtful teacher leadership to collaborative teamwork.

Technology Competencies

  • Mac OS 10, XP, Vista
  • Microsoft Office
  • iPhoto, GarageBand
  • ActivInspire
  • Schoolcenter
  • Special Education Software: Boardmaker, CoWriter, Overlay Maker, Dragon
  • Special Education Hardware: Intellikeys, Dynavox
  • Basic switch and alternate input device experience
  • FileMaker

Community Involvement

Executive Board Member, Curriculum Committee Chair                                              October 2009-June 2011

Technology Education And Mentoring Center of Washington                                                          

  • Developed technology skills curriculum to use with individuals with special needs, in a one-on-one community-based mentoring program
  • Educated founding board members in using on-line collaboration tools, created efficient systems for members to provide input on draft documents and have access to final documents
  • Developed meeting agendas and took meeting minutes
  • Led board meetings, kept members on task, redirected conversations, facilitated discussion
  • Contributed to the creation of promotional letters targeted to different audiences 

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