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I am presently Florida Certified (June 2015 to July 2020), in Autism Spectrum Disorder with Teacher Certification in grades K-12. I am also Florida Teacher Certified in Emotionally Handicapped Certified K-12. Recently, 2015-2020, I also hold, Florida Department of Education, Teacher Reading Endorsement. (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2020). I have worked as a Teacher in a Middle/High School, as an Autism Teacher, then rehired as an Intellectually Disabled, (IND) teacher. I have also taught Exceptional Education in both Public and Private schools, including Elementary, Middle and High Schools. I am presently employed with a Palm Beach County School District middle school; therefore hold a clear background check with references available upon request.
Individual Education Plans, (IEPs), Common Core requirements, Grade Level Expectations (GLEs), the Florida Alternative Assessment (FAA), Brigance Testing, and student’s present teacher(s’) subject requirements, are certainly academic considerations for special needs children. I understand these ideas must be addressed (1 on 1), as Individual Direct Instruction, that is one teacher/tutor and one student. In addition, “Rewards” for appropriate student behavior, (a modification plan), could also help motivate and guide the student toward additional academic success. Students feel success when rewarded! In addition, I have had public school classroom experiences with many Intellectually Disabled children over the years too. Experiences have included: academic lessons, as well as, implementing augmentative communication devices, spoon feeding or G-tube, bathroom assist and diapers changed as needed, including elementary, middle, and through local high school children, followed up by parent contacts as scheduled, or needed, with agendas updated daily. I have even also enjoyed teaching the steps of how to cook, (for example) a grilled cheese sandwich, in the schools’ classroom kitchen, and teaching the steps to how to do the laundry, as we practice the steps to sorting, washing, drying, and folding.
During my 13 years as a full time contracted teacher in Florida Public Schools, I have had the privilege to teach in Elementary, Middle, and High schools, mostly in Special Education, though I have also been an Art teacher for a couple of years. In addition, I have 3 years experience as an Exceptional Education Teacher (ESE/ EH) Emotionally Handicapped Teacher, in a Private, Juvenile Detention Center, where my special needs children studied Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. I have also volunteered to Tutor Special Needs children, who were busy preparing to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, (FCAT).
Finally, I would like you to know that some of my “special love” went into the Hospital Home-bound exceptional needs children presenting with a variety of Cerebral Palsy and or physical needs. Special care went into designing and presenting lessons for these children with their parents in their homes. IEPs written and presented to me by my County School ESE Coordinator insured the grade appropriate quality standards, for guiding, preparing, and presenting the actual educational lessons.
These are just some of the experiences I have had over the years. I look forward to working with you too, in the future. Qualifications
I am presently Florida Certified (June 2015 to July 2020), in Autism Spectrum Disorder with Teacher Certification in grades K-12. I am also Florida Teacher Certified in Emotionally Handicapped Certified K-12. Recently, 2015-2020, I also hold, Florida Department of
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I am presently Florida Certified (June 2015 to July 2020), in Autism Spectrum Disorder with Teacher Certification in grades K-12. I am also Florida Teacher Certified in Emotionally Handicapped Certified K-12. Recently, 2012-2013, I worked as a Teacher in a Middle/High School as Autism Teacher. I have also taught Exceptional Education in both Public and Private schools.
Florida Department of Education July 1, 2015 to June 30 2020, Teacher Reading Endorsement.