2850 Katherine Paige Lane Apt# 307, Falls Chruch, VA 22042 | C: (540)207-3786 | ***
Enthusiastic, highly educated professional, offering superior leadership skills for over 18 years in the educational industry. Easily cultivates trusting and productive relationships. Effective at providing quality instruction and fostering a positive learning experience in all environments. A critical thinking employee, with excellent time management skills. A dedicated problem-solver who remains calm under pressure, ready to be challenged in any new role where exceptional communication skills can be utilized. Creative hospitality individual, who has excellent public service abilities. Looking to utilize dynamic presentation skills in event planning in hospitality atmosphere.
• Holds a current provisional Special Education Teaching Licensure, thru the Common Wealth of VA Board of Education until June 2021
• Curriculum development testing techniques and IEP knowledge
• Proficient in Word, Excell, Office XP, Microsoft Edge, Windows, Intergrade Pro, Power Point, and Class XP
• Studied Spanish for 6 years, to include 2 semesters of intensive studies at university level
• Emergency situations management, Adult / Child AED and CPR
• Public interaction
• Project management and team management
• Compliance and regulations
• Special event coordination
• Conflict resolution
• Background in catering
• Budgeting and cost control
12/2002 to 08/2003
Spanish Teacher I
Culpeper County Public School － Culpeper, VA
Was a Spanish Teacher at level I, during the school year for Culpeper High School and Floyd T Middle School. Created a tutoring program after school for those students who were in need of extra assistance in understanding Spanish at the elementary level.Observed and assessed student performance and kept thorough records of progress. Established clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects. Scheduled and held parent-teacher conferences to keep parents up-to-date on children's academic performance. Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning. Implemented remedial programs for students requiring extra assistance. Improved students' reading levels through guided reading groups and whole group instruction. Created lesson plans in accordance with state curriculum and school-wide curriculum standards. Differentiated instruction according to student ability and skill level.
12/2017 to 07/2018
Special Education Teacher at Walker Grant Middle
Fredericksburg City Public Schools － Fredericksburg City, VA
Worked directly within the middle school population. Created daily lesson plans for individual students, who had multiple disabilities. Aided school administrators and school staff on a short notice when necessary. Performed case manager duties and maintained VA state compliance / regulations, with IEP goals and accommodations for each specific child under concentration of care. Provided a stable academic environment with appropriate behavior modification / techniques as needed. Implemented a variety of teaching methods. Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers, and school administration.
01/2004 to 10/2004
Public Information Officer
Fairfax Fire and Rescue Department － Fairfax, VA
Was a training specialist for the Public Information and Life Safety Education sector of the Fairfax Fire & Rescue Department. Organized programs for public and private schools which offered the distribution of fire safety information. Oversaw a summer recreational fire safety program that reached over 3,000 school age children enrolled in the Fairfax County summer camp program thru the government center. Performed age appropriate fire safety puppet shows for the Fairfax County Public School System and local Private Schools. Maintained demonstrations during the Fairfax County Government Expo Event and at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Training Academy.
08/2001 to 02/2017
Office for Children － Fairfax, VA
Worked with this program between Oct. 2016-Feb. 2017, Oct. 2004-Aug. 2005, and Aug. 2001-Aug. 2002. Was a SACC Teacher 1 and Service Project Programer. Established, organized, and taught several motif related enrichment programs / events for students in grades K-6th. Encouraged students to explore issues in the world around them and search for global solutions to problems that required further investigation. Produced activities for students to partake in throughout the school year and during school breaks. Worked as a liaison between other city government agencies to develop programs that could be maintained collaboratively for the benefit of over 3,000 students that were within the program.
10/2005 to 01/2010
Childhelp － Lignum, VA
Worked at a residential treatment facility with children who had been victims of abuse and family violence. Established a recreational program for children between the ages of 6-13 yrs old. Assisted in the classroom setting and was a senior supervisor of a 16 client cottage at this facility. Provided detail supervision and treatment documentation on each client. Encouraged students to persevere with challenging tasks. Collaborated with other staff members during treatment team meetings, to plan effective lessons to promote student learning and engagement. Taught students to exercise problem-solving methodologies and techniques, that fostered positive cognitive, linguistic, social, and emotional development.
08/2018 to 11/2018
Enhanced Autisim Teacher
Fairfax County Public Schools － Fairfax, VA
Worked within the elementary school population with students who maintained different spectrums of Autisim in grades K-4th. Complied with district ABA practices and standards in treatment plan approaches. Implemented a varriaity of teaching methods, provided a stable academic environment with appropriate behavior modification / techniques as needed. Completed detailed progress notes, followed discrete trials, and designed effective daily lesson plans. Observed documentation practices for IEP regualtion purposes. Participated in regular district trainings and worked collaboratively on IEP team with additional professional staff.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology
George Mason University － Fairfax, VA, United States
Coursework in Psychology and Special Education. Made the Dean's list in my major area of study. Previously enrolled in the Masters of Special Education Program at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. Currently applied for George Mason Univerisity‘s Tourism and Event Planning Program for Spring 2019.
ACTIVITIES AND HONORS
Previous PTA President 2014-2015 school year and Vice-President of Fundraising Events for the 2015-2016 school year, for Fredericksburg City Public School System.
Previous active member of the National Service Fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega.
Rowed on Varsity Crew team at George Mason University.
Active member and previous President & Vice-President for Families with Chinese Children (FCC), Fredericksburg & Stafford, VA Chapter.
George Mason University
Special Education Provisional Licensure