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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

* Energetic and resourceful teacher/administrator with strong communication and


interpersonal skills. Combines twelve years in special education, with expertise
in English and History and a passion to motivate and inspire students, creating
an exciting and challenging learning environment. Chief attributes are creativi
ty, enthusiasm, positive attitude and ability to work in large and small groups
with students and staff.
* PROFESSIONAL GOAL: To create rewarding experiences for students that promotes
intellectual and social development in the school and classroom setting.
* PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2003-Present Perkins School for the Blind
Watertown, MA
Residential Coordinator 2004-Present
* Supervise residential program of Deafblind students, ages 12-22 with intellect
ual, medical and physical challenges, who have vision and hearing impairments
* Oversee, develop and implement Student Individual Education Programs
* Assess student outcomes and report on student's quarterly progress reports thr
ough ESPED
*Work within the Expanded Core Curriculum to ensure that students have the maxim
um amount of opportunities in a highly structured environment to develop functio
nal academic skills, as well as social and independent skills
*Promote educational and vocational opportunities, literacy, communication and l
anguage arts skills
*Set up peer learning groups in activities and homework assignments
*Alignment of curriculum frameworks with IEP content and MCAS Portfolio Assessme
nt
*Collaborate with educational teams to assist students in completing *Alternativ
e MCAS Portfolios
* Manage staff team meetings and facilitate student self-advocacy groups
* Mentor newly hired Teaching Assistants and Assistant Residential Coordinators

Perkins Alumni Weekend Coordinator: 2008, 2009


* Worked with the Perkins School Alumni Association and the Perkins School Presi
dent to coordinate all aspects of the school's yearly weekend Alumni event.
* Hired caterers, activity coordinators and counselors to implement Alumni Weeke
nd schedule and events for 150 Alumni.
* Organized activities to promote Alumni engagement and group forums
* Developed Alumni mentorship with graduating seniors
Assistant Residential Coordinator 2003-2004
* Assisted in the supervision and maintenance of the residential program of
multi-handicapped, visually impaired female students ages 15-22
* Worked with students in the classroom and in the residence to develop function
al independent living and academic skills
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION
Cambridge College
Cambridge, MA
Bachelor of Arts Spring 2010
Concentration in Education
Massachusetts Secondary English License 8 -12
Massachusetts Secondary History License
5 -12
Proficient in Sign Language, behavior and classroom management. Experience with
ESPED, BoardMaker, Easy Grade Pro 2.0, Excel, Word, Outlook and Power Point. Cer
tified in Community CPR, First Aid, Crisis Prevention Physical Intervention and
Medication Administration.