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21 Brookside Drive, Leicester, MA 01524 508-892-5020 lisa110502@gmail.com


Early Childhood Education teacher with Master of Education degrees in Special Education and Early
Childhood Education. Licensed in Early Childhood with and without disabilities (Pre-K-2). Over 18 years of
teaching and behavior analysis experience. Knowledge of multiple curricula and assessment tools. Passionate
about teaching academics through differentiated instruction and in social/emotional learning.

Responsive Classroom Second Step Early Learning Curriculum

The Daily 5 & C.A.F.E. Literacy By Design/Rigby Reading with TLC Words Their Way
Empowering Writers Lucy Caulkins Everyday Math Math in Focus
Picture Exchange Communication System & Proloquo2go Edmark
Developmental Reading Assessments Get Ready to Read Screening Tool
Early Screening Inventory Preschool Woodcock-Johnson-Normative III Key Math 3
DIBELS Fountas & Pennell Marie Clay Work Sampling System
Behavior Assessment System for Children 2 Devereaux Early Childhood Assessment
Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS-R) Conners 3 Ratings Scale Gilliam
Aspergers Disorder Scale Child Autism Ratings Scale (CARS)
Classroom Assessment Scoring System Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale
Master of Education Early Childhood, with/without Disabilities and Creative Arts in Learning, (Pre-K-2)
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, 2016
Master of Education- Special Education, Moderate Disabilities (Pre-K-8)
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, 2012
Bachelor of Arts-Political Science
Assumption College, Worcester, MA, 1992
Massachusetts Initial Academic License, Early Childhood (Pre-K-2) License #****485350
January 2016
Massachusetts Preliminary Academic License
Moderate Disabilities (Pre-K-8), Pending
Sheltered English Immersion Teacher Endorsement January 2016
Reading With TLC, (Telian-Cas Learning Concepts), Certification
August 2015
Lead Preschool Teacher
Develop, write and implement curriculum from strong understanding of the Head Start Early Learning
Outcomes Framework, the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Pre-Kindergarten and a thorough
knowledge and application of Developmentally Appropriate Practices for a fully integrated preschool
classroom of 15 three, four and five year old dual language learners in an urban setting. Works with teachers,
teaching assistants, and volunteers to gage and use their skills and abilities in planning and carrying out
classroom activities.



Key Accomplishments:
Utilizes a variety of approaches such as teacher led, child-centered, outdoor play, play based, inquiry
based and constructivist principles to plan and implement learning experiences in all areas of early
literacy, childrens literature and the language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health and
physical education.
Pilot classroom for providing direct instruction in the acquisition of social skills through the Second Step
Early Learning Curriculum.
Uses home visits and parent conferences to discuss childrens individual development and progress, assists
parents in developing observational skills and solicits parent observations
Collaborates with special education team to prepare and implement the childrens Individual Education
Maintains a comprehensive and ongoing portfolio assessment for each child, including weekly
observations in each area, examples of the childs work, and a developmental assessment using the Work
Sampling System.
Key participant in the development and implementation of the Teacher Professional Development Plan
and actively engages in team development to increase professional knowledge and skills.
WALTER J. PATON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, Shrewsbury, MA, 10/2015-12/2015
Student Teacher
Completed nine-week, full-time practicum in a fully integrated first grade classroom of 17 children in a
suburban setting. Assumed the full teaching schedule for two weeks. Used a variety of curricula and the
balanced literacy approach to teach mathematics, writing, reading, science, social studies and social
Key Accomplishments:
Utilized Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers, Massachusetts Curriculum
Frameworks/Common Core State Standards and WIDA to develop and implement lesson plans
Used social and emotional learning curricula, Social Thinking and Responsive Classroom, to teach
strategies that promote a healthy classroom culture and assist students in developing skills to manage their
emotions, resolve conflicts, and make responsible decisions.
Implemented accommodations and modifications included in both 504 Plans and Individualized Education
Plans in the classroom to ensure students received full access to the curriculum in the Least Restrictive
Conducted formal assessments in phonemic awareness (Marie Clay) and mathematics; designed and used
various evaluative procedures to assess student learning and plan appropriate instruction.
SHREWSBURY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, Shrewsbury, MA, 08/2006-08/2014
Applied Behavior Analysis Technician
Worked across the district gathering and analyzing behavior data at the pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, and
middle school levels. Consistently applied behavioral principles in all interactions with students.
Key Accomplishments:
Implemented Individual Education Plans (IEPs), under direction of the Program Coordinator (Board
Certified Behavior Analyst - BCBA) in integrated and substantially separate classroom settings.
Worked closely with all members of educational team (Program Coordinator (BCBA), Parents, Speech &
Language Pathologist, School Psychologist and Regular Education Teachers) to serve as a liaison and
develop programming (academic, behavioral and social skills)
Assisted students to acquire academic and/or appropriate life skills including toilet training, eating, and
other self-help skills, using principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) including Discrete Trial
Wrote IEPs, progress reports, and other requested written assignments related to the students.
Acquired strong understanding and use of the assessment tools, e.g., CARS and ABLLS-R.
Proficient in BoardMaker Software




Lead Preschool Teacher
Planned and implemented the Montessori curriculum for 22 preschoolers in a suburban setting. Delivered
presentations, and established a recordkeeping system to track the students progress.
Key Accomplishments:
Ensured proper classroom preparation with appropriate materials and equipment.
Supervised developed classroom assistant and parent volunteers through needed instruction and training
Led by example to assure schools culture was modeled in all situations.
Represented the school as a community leader in absence of an administrator.


Reading with TLC (Telian-Cas Learning Concepts), 2015
Certification training in phonemic awareness, letter sound association, phonetic decoding and encoding and
sight word acquisition. Fully trained in Lively Letters and Sight Words You Can See
First Books Grant Award Winner, TD Charitable Foundation, N.A., 2015
Winner of a $500 Banking on Books Grant from the giving arm of TD Bank N.A., through First Book.
John P. Collins Award for Excellence (Nominee), Shrewsbury Public Schools, 2013
Recognized for making a positive impact in the Shrewsbury Public Schools by working in accordance with the
districts core values of respect and responsibility, collaboration and communication, commitment to high
standards, expectations and equity to all students. The nominee strives to make the mission of the Shrewsbury
Public Schools part of the students daily experiences.