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Qualifications

  • Massachusetts State Certified Teacher, Certification # 383300
  • IDA Certified Dyslexia Practitioner
  • Orton-Gillingham, IMSLEC
  • Wheelock College, M.Ed.
  • Moderate Needs K-12
  • Project Read, Carroll School
  • Professional Development: MGH; MIT; The Reading Institute
  • Writing Instruction, K-12

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Education

  • Masters Degree, Wheelock College
  • Orton-Gillingham, IMSLEC
  • Moderate Needs K-12
  • Project Read, Carroll School
  • MGH, MIT, Reading Institute

Teaching

  • Learning Specialist, Meadowbrook
  • Literacy Teacher, METCO
  • Classroom Teacher
  • Language Arts Specialist, K-12

Approach to Teaching

  • Multi-Sensory
  • Sequential
  • Developmental
  • Multiple Intelligences

No Matter What Accomplishment You Make, Someone Helps You
Althea Gibson

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017-2007

Learning Specialist/Private Tutor, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Concord, Lexington, Natick, Needham, Newton, Sudbury, Weston, Wellesley, Winchester

  • Design evidence based sequential multi-sensory lessons and extended learning for students, including combining the outdoors with lessons
  • Teach reading and writing
  • Strengthen executive functioning: note-taking, organization and outlining
  • Develop concrete study skills and test-taking strategies
  • Consult regularly with parents and specialists

2017

Special Needs Teacher, Arlington Public School Summer School

  • Design reading, writing and math lessons based on IEP goals
  • Direct instruction for students grades 2-4
  • Communication with specialists, teachers and families
  • Progress reports

2015

Special Needs Teacher - Learning Center, John Glenn Middle School, Bedford, MA

  • Created a calm and encouraging environment
  • Taught reading to small groups and 1:1
  • Administered PARCC and MCAS tests
  • Updated progress reports, Aspen

2014

Special Needs Teacher - Resource Room, Diamond Middle School, Lexington

  • Provided a supportive and engaging environment for grades 6-8
  • Students received academic and organizational support based on their IEPs.
  • Prepared IEPs using Aspen and attended IEP meetings.

2010-Present

Substitute Teacher, Lexington, Weston

2008-2011

Literacy Consultant, METCO, Roxbury

2004-2006

Learning Specialist, Meadowbrook School, Weston

Orton Gillingham Tutor, Masonic Children’s Center, Lexington

EDUCATIONAL COURSES/PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Learning Disability Innovation Symposium MIT: Cognitive Neuroscience and Dyslexia, John Gabrielli Ph.D; ADHD and Learning; Summer Slide, Glide, or Gain; Dyslexia Interventions; The Brain, Metacognition and the OG approach; Language and Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners, Elsa Cardenas-Hagan; Writing SRSD (Self Regulated Strategy Development); Understanding ADD/ADHD, Dr. Edward Hallowell; Metacognition's Effect on Reading Comprehension and Written Expression; Common Core Writing Intervention; Expository and Basic Writing Instruction, Dr Judith Hochman; Orton-Gillingham; Project Read; Reinforcing Reading and Spelling through Games; Creative Nonfiction: Researching, Writing, Revising and Common Core; The Role of Executive Functioning, Science and Neurobiology (Sally Shaywitz & Bennett Shaywitz, Yale), Investigating Developmental Dyslexia (Nadine Gaab, Children's); Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Florence Lai, MGH); Behavior Management & School Accommodations; Remediations & Accommodations for Dyslexia; Medications for ADHD; Lessons from Neuroscience; Botany and Creative Writing; Assessment and Testing; Recent Developments in Special Education Law; Teaching Vocabulary to Increase Comprehension; Reading First: 3 Keys to Note Taking; Literacy and Diverse Learners; The Impact of Special Needs; Child Development; Culture and Language; Curriculum Design, Numeracy and Diverse Learners; Learning and Teaching Science; Narrative Research; Inclusive Elementary Programs; Building Responsible Classrooms; Social Economics: Robert Reich; Lenny Zakim- World of Difference: A.D.L.

GRADUATE EDUCATION

2000-2001

Wheelock College, Boston, MA

  • Masters Degree, Elementary Education
  • GPA: 3.67
  • Award: Wheelock Community Award for enhancing wellbeing of children and families
  • Award: Disney Corporation Award for language arts unit

ASSESSMENT OF STUDENTS

 

Observation, Testing, Portfolio, Multiple Intelligences, Responsive Classroom


RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1985-1993

Director of Community Service, B'nai B'rith International Foundation, Boston, MA

  • Developed and implemented citywide intergenerational (Generations Growing Together), food collection (Project Mazon), and immigrant support programs. Linked 1000 Wellesley, MIT, NE, Harvard, BU, Babson students & Boston area families to educational and community projects.
  • Awards: Haber National Award, congressional and city awards from Senator Ted Kennedy, Congressman Barney Frank, Governor Michael Dukakis and Elsie Frank

Naturalist, Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lincoln, MA

  • Developed an environmental curriculum for 30 children. Taught children farming, pond life identification, animal care, gardening, recycling, conservation, nature and crafts.

N.E. Regional Volunteer Director, Hostelling International, Boston, MA

  • Created and managed the New England Program for hostels in Boston, Littleton, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Cape Cod and New Hampshire
  • Recruited, interviewed and matched volunteers with hostels
  • Promoted cross-cultural education through diverse travel presentations, ethnic meals and speakers

Assistant Director, Camp Kingswood, Bridgton, ME

  • Supervised 90 staff members and 200 children

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION

 
    University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Bachelor of Arts, 1986
    Awards
    : Mortar Board, Honors
    Honors focus
    : Creating self-sustaining non-profit programs

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

 

Grassroots Wildlife Conservation, Blandings Turtle Project

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Sudbury Valley Trustees

Wayland Walks, Lead walks for people of all ages in all seasons on conservation trails

Debbie S. Miller, author, Publicize Alaskan educational programs

Lincoln Conservation, Salamander Crossings

Pie In The Sky

Consultant, Radio Station, WUMB 91.9, UMASS, Boston, MA

  • Coordinated innovative radio program with speakers, musicians, storytellers and poets.
  • Nominated:  Gabriel Award and other Massachusetts Broadcasting Awards

Volunteer, Robert Reich

Fundraiser, Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation, Brookline MA

  • Planned special benefit featuring documentary film COUNTDOWN TO FREEDOM, with the film's director Danny Schecter and singer/songwriter Fred Small.

OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE

 
  • Guided walks in every season for all ages and abilities: walks, hikes, snowshoeing, xc skiing (local and requested sites)
  • Volunteer, Mountain Rescue, Mt. Monadnock and Mt. Cardigan, NH
  • Volunteer Trail Guide, Appalachian Mountain Club
  • Naturalist, nature photographer, hiker, mountaineer, backpacker, camper, cc skier, snowshoer
  • Completed the 48 4000 footers in White Mountains of NH, mostly in winter
  • Completed Appalachian Mountain Club winter and backcountry workshops
  • Solo Wilderness First Aid, CPR

INTERESTS

 

Nature Observation and Photography, Nature Based Education, Blandings Turtles, Salamander Crossings, Libraries, Crafts

International Dyslexia Association, Massachusetts Audubon, Cornell Ornithology, Nature Conservancy, The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Folk Song Society of MA, Appalachian Mountain Club


Portfolio Available Upon Request


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