William Watts

  • Catlett, Virginia US
William Watts

Work History

Work History
Jul 2005 - Present

Special Education Teacher

Prince William County Public Schools

I bring nine years of experience planning and  delivering instruction that meet students at their current instructional level and lead them on a individualized course towards proficiency in the Virginia Standards of Learning Language Arts curriculum for students in grades sixth through eighth with significant emotional and learning disabilities. 

  • Develop customized professional development for staff both in the building and throughout the district, modeling ways to incorporate technology into the instructional process. 
  • Developed curriculum, online resources, and instructed three graduate level courses for the PWCS Summer Technology Institute. (Courses include BYOD, Social Media in the classroom, and Writing with technology)
  • Led a one to one tablet initiative at PACE West, providing a hybrid tablet/notebook for every student enrolled at PACE West to assist them in accessing the general and special education curriculum.
  • Volunteered with teachers throughout PACE West to retrofit their classroom spaces to incorporate technology in a manner that fosters an interactive learning environment.
Jul 2004 - Jul 2006

School Age Child Care Teacher

Fairfax County Government

Plan, prepare and administer appropriate curriculum for elementary school age children enrolled in before and after school program. Successful application of curriculum for children of various special needs including, Autism, Down Syndrome, Mental Retardation, Learning Disabilities, and various Emotional Disorders. Facilitate successful inclusion of such children into the center atmosphere. Guarantee the safety of children both in classroom and in the community.  

Education

Education
Aug 2005 - May 2010

Graduate Certificate Teaching Endorsement

George Mason University

A 33 credit hour certificate is designed to provide the coursework necessary to obtain Virginia teacher licensure for teachers who wish to work with students with disabilities who access general academic curriculum in a public or private school setting.

Aug 2000 - May 2004

Baccalaureate Degree

East Carolina University

The Psychology curriculum at ECU provides the student with a background in the various areas of study in psychology and the research techniques used in the scientific study of behavior and thought.

Graduates of the ECU Psychology Program leave
  • knowing how to predict and understand individual behavior;
  • understand the use and interpretation of data;
  • evaluating the legitimacy of claims about behavior;
  • knowing how learning and memory function;
  • having insight into problematic behaviors;
  • demonstrating the capacity to adapt to change;
  • understanding and operating effectively in an organization;
  • managing difficult situations and high stress environments;
  • executing projects with limited information or experience; and
  • exhibiting persistence in challenging circumstances.

Certifications

Certifications
Jun 2005 - Jun 2017

VA Teaching License

Department of Virginia
Aug 2005 - Aug 2014

Crisis Intervention and Behavior Management

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