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Special Educator with vast experience adapting and modifying general education curriculum to enable student success.  Technical specialist with expertise integrating assistive technology and multimedia into classroom setting.  Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor and Vocational Evaluator skilled at interpreting assessment results, implementing action plans, and collaborating with others.


Master of Science in Special Education                                                           May 2006
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 

Master of Education in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling
Master of Arts in Vocational Evaluation
Columbia University, New York, New York

Bachelor of Arts in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland


Ellicott Mills High School, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, MD        2008–present
Special Education Teacher (Learning for Independence Program)

  • Adapt high school curriculum to teach Basic Skills English, Basic Skills Mathematics, Biology, and Social Studies to students with Intellectual Disabilities
  • Develop adapted curriculum testing materials, implement, and compile portfolios for Alternative Maryland State Assessment (Alt-MSA)
  • Collaborate with general education teachers to ensure that materials taught align with Montgomery County Public School Curriculums and Voluntary State Curriculum
  • Work with students individually and in groups to promote full academic functioning
  • Design specialized program of Computer Applications that enable students to improve literacy, and gain knowledge and independence by researching community resources
  • Integrate interactive technology into classroom
  • Provide job coaching to students using task analysis and applied behavioral programming strategies
  • Collaborate with students, parents, special education teachers, para educators, and administrators to help students prepare to become independently functioning adults

Extended Year, Baltimore County Public Schools, MD                    July 2008, July 2009
Special Education Teacher (School Community Based Program, High School)

  • Implemented instruction focusing on skills maintenance

Walter Johnson High School, Baltimore County Public Schools, MD              2005-2008
Special Education Teacher (School Community Based Program)

  • Adapted High School Biology Curriculum for use with Alt-MSA; published and utilized with students throughout Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Integrated use of augmentative communication devices into classroom and community environments
  • Incorporated assistive technology in classroom though use of Picture Communication Symbols (PCS), visual strategies, streaming videos, PowerPoint, and Intellitools
  • Developed specialized program of Community Based Instruction that enabled students to apply in authentic learning settings information taught in health and nutrition classes
  • Taught students to advocate for themselves as they moved toward academic, social, and career goals

Columbia Middle School, Frederick County Public Schools, MD                            2005
Special Education Culmination Intern (Learning and Academic Disabilities Program)

  • Differentiated and adapted curriculum materials for students enrolled in inclusion and self-contained settings in English (grade 8), Math C, and Math B

Bellows Spring High School, Carroll Country Public Schools, MD                  2004-2005
Long-term Substitute Teacher in Learning Center

  • Differentiated and adapted curriculum materials for students enrolled in Mathematical Approach to Problem Solving 1 (MAPS 1), Consumer Math, and Resource classes

Ellicott Mills High School, Anne Arundel Country Public Schools, MD            2004-2005
Special Education Induction Intern in Learning Center

  • Differentiated and adapted curriculum materials for students enrolled in Mathematical Approach to Problem Solving 2 (MAPS 2), Mathematical Approach to Problem Solving 1 (MAPS 1), Consumer Math, and Resource classes

Spring Hill High School, Baltimore County Public Schools, MD                     2003-2004
Special Education Para Educator (Learning for Independence Program)

  • Provided classroom assistance and accommodations to promote learning included in Individual Education Plans
  • Conducted task analyses, and training at On the Job Training worksites that promoted job readiness skills

Howard County Public Schools, MD                                                               1998-2003
Substitute Teacher

  • Provided instruction in special and general education classrooms, pre-kindergarten through high school
  • Maintained a positive learning environment by implementing behavioral management strategies


Maryland Teacher Certification Generic Special Education, Infant-3/1-8/6-adult

  • Valid from 7/01/2005 to 6/30/2010, Master’s, Standard Professional 1

Highly Qualified Special Education Math, Grades 5-12

  • Valid from 7/01/2005 to 7/01/2010, Standard Professional 1


Promethean Software (63 hours training), Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Inspiration, WordQ,  Kurzweil 3000, Vantage, Dynavox, Boardmaker 6, Intellitools Suite


Counsel for Exceptional Children                                                               2003-present

National Education Association                                                                  2005-present

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