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Work experience

Jan 2001Present

7-12 Special Education Teacher

Southeast Warren Community School District

I currently teach 7-12 graders with a range of disabilities from mild learning to Autism. My program is primarily integrated with the exception of one student who is in my room 75% of the day. I have 9 students on my roster. I am responsible for scheduling all staffings and conferences. I supervise 5 full time associates. I also teach 7-8 Junior High Reading focusing in on remediation. I am also an active member of the Building and District Leadership Teams. Head Negotiator for the Southeast Warren Education Association and an active member of the Children's First Forum (SIAC committee).


K-5 Special Education/Resource Teacher

Fox Valley Community School District

I taught K-5 graders with a range of disabilities from mild learning to Autism. My program was primarily pull-out with the exception of two full-time self contained and one full-time inclusion. I had 12 students K-5. I was responsible for scheduling all staffings and conferences. I was also the Student Assistance Team Coordinator.

Jan 1991Jan 2000

Program Coordinator

Tenco Industries, Inc.

I was the program coordinator serving approximately 20 mentally, physically, and emotionally handicapped clients; supervised a staff of 4. Managed the group home for independent living-maintaining and coordinating a staff of 5. Prior to this position, I was the program manager for forty clients, counseling and establishing individual program plans for these clients. I conducted staffings involving clients, social workers, and other support agencies. When first employed by Tenco, I was a vocational trainer responsible for the direct training of clients (35). This included developing vocational and social skills.


Mar 2015

Educational Leadership Certification

Viterbo University

PK-12 Educational Leadership Certification


Masters in Special Education

Morningside College

Masters in Special Education focusing on mild/moderate and severe/profound.


Special Education Endorsement

Morningside College

K-8 and 5-12 Special Education endorsement.


Education Certification

Buena Vista University

K-12 Social Studies, Reading Endorsement

Jan 1991

Bachelors of Arts

Buena Vista University

Major: Psychology and Sociology


General Diploma

Davis County Community Schools

Graduated with honors.


Excellent people skills, including communication and listening skills;ability to negotiate effectively.
CPR/Mandatory Abuse Reporter/Blood Borne Pathogens
Current certification
Set up work schedules for staff and class schedules for students.
IEP writing
Write and evaluate individual education plans, progress monitor goals, and schedule and facilitate regular staffings with students, parents and outside agencies.
Team Leader
Active member of both the Building and District leadership teams.
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention
Certified in Non-Crisis Intervention strategies to provide care, welfare, safety and security for the students I serve.
Familiar with building work schedules for students with Autism.




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