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Skills

*Strong Classroom Management

*Building positive relationships with students

*Effective collaboration with parents, coworkers, and students

*Actively seeks out research-based strategies to help students

Teaching Experience

2014Present

Middle School Special Education Teacher

Fulton County #3 Cuba, IL

*Managed caseload, held IEP meetings, planned and taught both resource classes and team taught classes

*Communicated with parents, teachers, and support staff

20112014

High School Special Education Teacher

Amboy School District #272

*Managed caseload, held IEP meetings, planned and taught resource classes in the areas of English, Speech, and Social Studies

*Teacher Leader for ELA Common Core Implementation, Member of Clippers Set Sail (Freshmen Transition Team)

20102011

Middle School Special Education Teacher

Avon Middle School Avon, IL

*Team Taught Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies

*Managed student behaviors, progressed monitored students, and attended IEP meetings

20092010

High School Special Education Teacher

Elmwood High School

*Managed caseload, held IEP meetings, planned and taught Study Skills classes

Education

Jun 2013Aug 2013

Aurora University-Aurora, IL

Graduate Classes- Reading Specialist

Aug 2005May 2009

Bachelors of Arts-Special Education Teacher

Western Illinois University-Macomb, IL

Endorsements: Middle School Language Arts, Middle School Social Science

Aug 2003May 2005

Spoon River Community College- Canton, IL

General Courses to earn credits to transfer

Student Teaching Experience

Jan 2009Mar 2009

Lewistown High School

9-12 Special Education- Tara Keets
Mar 2009May 2009

Lewistown Central School

5-6 Special Education- Lisa Bateman