Mercy College (Health Science)
Mercy College (Master's)
In the year 2008, I successfully completed the requirements for a bachelor’s in health science. Unsure of the route that I wanted to take in terms of my humanitarian efforts, I began to work as an arts Teacher for a private academy in Brooklyn, New York. There, I worked as a member of a co-operative team in order to provide an appropriate educational program for groups of children in an early childhood setting on a daily basis. I supervised children’s play ensuring safety at all times. I integrated children with special needs into the program, modifying the program and the physical environment when necessary. I found that experience to be quite fulfilling but not challenging enough for my talents.
I then began to pursue a master’s degree in early childhood education with a focus on children with disabilities. During that time, I was hired to be a special education teacher in a collaborative team teaching (CTT) environment. As a novice to the CTT model, I encountered many challenges that tested my talents and many students that wanted a listening ear. That experience was truly memorable. After two years of teaching special education, due to budget constraints and the “last in, first out” clause in the teacher’s contracts, I was excessed. At that time, I felt as if I was not being given the time and resources to properly educate our leaders of tomorrow, so I resigned from the New York City Department of Education.
During my time of employment with the NYC Department of Education, I also worked as an applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapist for an early intervention agency. I serviced preschool-aged children who were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). My duties included (but not limited to), developing children’s skills such as linguistic, cognitive and social skills, using incidental teaching, pivotal response training and milieu therapy and taking quantitative data to gauge the progress of the programs. In an effort to expose my family to more educational opportunities, I decided to move to the state of Georgia after accepting a position in the ADAPT program at Monarch. In pursuit of my interest in helping other people, I have truly found a career that has given me the opportunity to make life changing differences in the lives of the students and their respective families. In the year 2008, I successfully completed the requirements for a bachelor’s in health science. Unsure of the route that I wanted to take in terms of my humanitarian efforts, I began to work as an arts Teacher for a private academy in Brooklyn, New York. There, I worked as a member of a co-operative team in order to provide an appropriate
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I have a master's degree in special education. I have three years experience dealing with ADD and ADHD. I have two years experience doing home based services for children with autism.