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Desire a Challenging Position as Special Education Teacher in a Reputable School
A highly talented, energetic, and enthusiastic Special Education Teacher with proven expertise and experience in teaching children with emotional, behavioral or learning difficulties at one or more stages in the Special Education Needs (SEN) Code of Practice; working with children on an individual basis and developing plans of action and materials to support such pupils' progress within the curriculum; creating safe, stimulating and supportive environment for special needs pupils.
Summary of Qualifications
Over twelve years of Solid experience.
Demonstrate ability to interact and communicate effectively with both children and adults.
Remarkable ability to build good working relationships with both children and adults. This includes being able to give respect and understanding to all children and their families, whatever their cultural background.
Deep interest and joy in working with children.
Sound knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation.
Profound knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems.
Excellent knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
Uncommon ability to teach others how to do something.
Proficiency at talking to others to convey information effectively.
Expertise at selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
In-depth ability to monitor/Assess performance of self, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Cousins Private School, Stony Point, NY 2000 - Present
Special Education Teacher
Teach either individual pupils or small groups of pupils within, or outside, the class.
Develop and adapt materials and teaching strategies, using special equipment and facilities.
Assess children who have long or short-term learning difficulties.
Collaborate with the classroom teacher to define appropriate activities for the pupils in relation to the curriculum.
Work with other members of staff within a school to identify individual pupils' special needs - test, target setting, monitor children and write individual education plans.
Liaise with parents and other agencies, such as the medical profession, social workers, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists.
Participate in out-of-school activities, such as trips.
Take responsibility for the supervision of support staff in the classroom.
Assist in pupils' personal care needs.
Assess able children when necessary.
Work with schools to develop school action plans, policies and strategies relating to special needs issues and deliver learning support.
Golden Gate School, Stony Point, NY 1995 - 2000
Provided instructional and clerical support for classroom teachers, allowing teachers more time for lesson planning and teaching.
Tutored and assisted children in learning class material using the teacher's lesson plans, providing students with individualized attention.
Supervised students in the cafeteria, schoolyard, and hallways, and on field trips.
Recorded grades, set up equipment, and helped prepare materials for instruction.
Welcomed parents and their young children, answered questions, and interacted with the public.
Golden Gate School, Stony Point, NY 1990 - 1995
Supervised low organized games and outdoor free play; maintains order and monitored activity to prevent accidents and to prevent injuries.
Dispensed equipment and supplies.
Enforced playground regulations; watched facilities to prevent vandalism.
Made minor repairs to equipment.
Performed general cleaning on facilities and grounds.
Maintained an environment that is safe and secure for young children by: helping parents supervise their children in Science Playground Discovery Lab and maintaining consistent rules and limits and approaching such issues tactfully; consistently scanning the area for small unsafe objects.
Maintained the general on-going organization of the space. Such procedures included: setting up and tidying up of activity areas.
Kept current with internal communications, timesheets, schedule, etc.
Dusted, washed toys and equipment daily.
Education and Professional Certification
A valid Nova Scotia Teacher's License
New York University, NY
B.A. English (1998)
New York University, NY
Diploma Handicapped Education (1995)
New York University, NY
Diploma Elementary Education (1992)