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Licensed special education teacher with 5+ years of experience and skills developing and implementing robust teaching programs. Seeking position at Billeus County Public Schools. At Corrus County Public Schools, taught classes of 15+ special education students. Raised test scores 25% through better lesson plan development. Trained 3 other teachers in advanced special education techniques.
Special Education Teacher
Corrus County Public Schools
September 2014–March 2019
Taught classes of 15+ special education students full time for 5+ years.
Developed new research-based teaching strategies, raising student engagement 30%.
Raised student test scores in Math and English 25% through creating new, student-interest-centered lesson plans.
Collaborated with parents, teachers, and school administrators to address educational and disciplinary problems. Lowered disciplinary incidents by 28%.
Integrated technology into the classroom to remove 8 hours per week of time previously spent on paperwork and redundant tasks.
2010–2014 Bluefield College
Bachelor’s Degree in Education with Teaching Certificate
Dean’s List every semester.
Wrote a monthly column in the school paper on special needs children.
Soft skills: organization, communication, interpersonal skills, and creativity. Very detail-oriented.
Hard skills: Functional and Life Skills Curriculum, working with autistic children, physical and mental disabilities, and speech and hearing impairments.
State of Virginia Teacher Certification (Current)
Volunteer cook and server 2x per month at Fore Street Soup Kitchen.
Teach yoga classes 2x per week for self-care.
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