TEACCH Certified Practitioner
I am a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the State of Ohio and am a TEACCH Certified Practitioner. For almost 20 years I have worked in the Developmental Disability field with persons from toddler-age to retirement. My experience includes time in Supported Employment, Home and Community Supports, Behavioral Crisis, and Training and Education of Parents and Professionals across the United States and the globe.
Designed a Senior Program that won the highest award (4 Star), in the State of Tennessee for Arts and Crafts, Genealogy, and Church History as well as worked in an after school program with inner city kids ranging from ages eight to seventeen years. During that time, directed different programs related to physical education activities such as basketball, volleyball, arts and crafts, serving lunch and snacks on a daily basis. As well as, helped with Homework help after schools program. Dedicated teacher, with 28 years teaching experience. Acquired proficiency in handling the complicated yet important mission of teaching children with special needs. Encouraged students to develop emotionally, socially, and academically, according to their individual needs. Background knowledge of developmental practices and educational theories. Outstanding interpersonal communication-parent and student oriented, Versatility in teaching methods. Efficiency with MS Word, Excel, files archiving and electronic reports.
Community Based Vocational Trainer
Education : BS Clinical Laboratory Science
Experience: Recently, I have expanded the CBVT program at a school district in Pennsylvania to 11 sites. Building this program was possible by effective communication, establishing partnerships in my community, and meeting the educational goals of the students involved. My goal is to develop students to draw from past work encounters and apply those skills in the workforce in whatever job they may encounter in a post-secondary setting. My resume is available upon request.
Texas Teaching Certificate Special Education. TAVAC Certified. Over the last 14 years, I have worked with students with disabilities. Most recently working as transition teacher helping students prepare for transition after high school. In that capacity I have helped coordinate agency and employer activities to better support the students. Additionally with almost 20 years experience in the business world I have a solid network of contacts and resources to help the individuals I serve.