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Address: 302 5th Ave. SW | Epworth , IA 52045
Phone: (563) 876-3442
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Special Needs Teacher

WORK HISTORY

2007 – Present Special Needs Teacher, Western Dubuque High School, Dubuque, IA Provided special education services for a roster of 9th-12th grade entitled students (Level 1 & 2). Developed and implemented Individual Education Program (IEP) for entitled students. Co-taught general education courses with general education teachers. Ensured that modifications and accommodations were provided for special education students enrolled in general and special education courses. Developed behavior plans and conducted behavior interventions.

2003 -07 Behavior Disorder Teacher, Hillcrest On-Campus School, Dubuque, IA

Taught all academic areas to 7th-12th grade special needs students. Developed and implemented Individual Education Program (IEP) for behavior disorder students. Worked successfully with a team of administrators, parents/guardians, teachers, counselors, AEA representatives, social workers, parole officers, police, and para-professionals to address individual student needs, develop curriculum, and conduct professional development programs. Professionally documented and wrote reports on student needs, behavioral progress, and academic achievement. Achieved successful student transitions into general education classrooms.

2002 Conduct Disorder Teacher, Four Oaks of Dubuque, Dubuque, IA

Provided for educational needs of conduct disorder students (Level 2 & 3) and implemented behavior correctional program. Achieved successful student transitions into the public school system.

EDUCATION

Instructional Strategist Endorsement Program, Loras College, 2004-2008

Bachelor of Arts in History/Secondary Education, Northeastern Illinois University 1996

LICENSES

Standard Iowa Teacher License, 7-12 American & World History

Class C Iowa Teacher License, 7-12 Instructional Strategist I

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