Oakland High School
Special Education Teacher, Special Education Department Head
August 2012 — Present
-Education specialist for students in a mild to moderate, non-severely handicapped classroom.
-Provide individualized and group academic instruction for students with varying learning disabilities.
-Case manager for 15-20 students with varying disabilities.
-Responsible for managing students individual education plans and providing social and emotional learning support for students suffering from emotional disturbance and PTSD.
-Collaborative member of Principal’s Teacher Instructional Leadership Team Designed and implemented a progressive inclusion program for special education students.
-Advocated for inclusion of special education students in a least restrictive learning environment.
-Analyze and track special education student behavior, suspension, and referral data to make evidence based decisions and implement best teaching practices.
-Support 15 other teachers as head of special education department by providing in class, behavior management, case management, instructional, and curriculum support.