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Shaun Thomas

Shaun Thomas

Special Education Teacher Assistant

Deerfield High School

Special Education at Deerfield High School


Deerfield High School

Special Education Teacher Assistant

Career medium 02

Northern Suburban Special Education District

Teaching Assistant

• Worked with post high school special needs students in a transitional life-skills program.
• Taught responsibility and discipline for future real world experiences.
• Collaborated with classroom teachers and followed their implemented lesson plans
• Followed student IEP’s and incorporated correct modifications that were outlined In IEP’s
• Stayed patient and persevered with teaching students who experienced difficulty in a particular area of learning
• Used appropriate discipline as directed by the teacher and school
• Used positive reinforcement to encourage positive behavior and outcomes


River Trails School District 26 and Des Plaines School District 62

Substitute Teacher

•Effectively teaching students of varied academic/age levels and diverse backgrounds
•Communicate with teachers, administrators and parents
•Build a positive rapport with students.
•Kept positive and efficient Classroom Management & Discipline
•Closely adhered to lesson plans
•Kept students motivated, engaged and focused.

Career medium 06
Career medium 03

The Salvation Army

Youth Ministries Director

• Director of a After School Program (ASP) of fifty K-8 students and manage a paid staff of nine
• ASP provides a safe place for children to attend after school, where they do homework, are provided with tutoring, play games, attend music programs, and take part in arts and crafts
• Everyday communication with student’s teachers and parents about progress in school as well as in the our program
• Sunday School Superintendent – Oversee all Sunday School operations and perform 15-25 minute lessons to children
• Director of Summer Day Camp of 140 campers, and manage a paid staff of fifteen and a volunteer staff of 20 young teenagers
• Youth Group leader of thirty teenagers, ages 13-17. Teach/Lead a Bible study, and plan community service projects and fun activities for our youth to participate and fellowship in.
• Director and Coach of a Basketball League that provides a place for kids ages 9-13 to learn the fundamentals of basketball while learning to be competitive and maintain good sportsmanship
• Help with the distribution of clothes and toys to needy children and families during the Christmas season
• Oversee and supervise all twenty-seven youth programs that provide outreach to our community, which helps to build relationships with children and their families, giving them the opportunity to learn more about the Christian faith.


River Trails School District 26

Student Teacher

• 8th grade U.S. History, modeling and encouraging respectfulness, cooperative learning
experiences, creativity, responsibility, and general enjoyment by making history exciting
• Participation in Faculty Team efforts to improve individual and student learning processes.
• Educated eight special education inclusion students as well as a blind student.
• Assisted support staff with modifying lessons and tests for RTI, and special education students according to their IEP’s
• Created differentiated lessons that enhanced student learning and promoted critical thinking
• Created classroom environment that was comfortable for students to learn
• Reflective practitioner with adjusting teaching methods based on classroom demographics
• Incorporated technology in many lessons to enhance the lesson and improve interaction between the material be taught and students

Career medium 03

University of Phoenix

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Endorsement, Special Education

Trinity International University

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Secondary Education and Teaching - History