Sample Special Education Resume
Objective: To be an integral part of an established school
district as a Special Education Teacher, promoting quality education
through constant support and dedication.
Education: Rivier College, Nashua, NH – 1998
Bachelor of Arts in General Special Education &
New Hampshire Certification in Special Education –
New Hampshire Certification in Elementary Education –
9/98-12/98 Teaching Internship - Mount Pleasant Elementary
School, Nashua, NH
- Inclusive Kindergarten and Special Education at the second
and fourth grade level (supplemental and in class support).
Total responsibility for these classes over a five-week period.
- Created and taught lesson plans in subject areas such as
reading, math, and science.
- Developed and taught units on topics such as spiders,
weather, germs, and the five senses.
- Incorporated a variety of teaching mediums to engage diverse
methods of a child’s learning style. For example, the spider
unit was offered in multiple class sessions and featured
scientific knowledge, characteristics of spiders, and
manipulatives, and discussions augmented by related children’s
- Worked closely with reading specialist in developing weekly
reading lessons using an integrated whole language and phonics
approach. These lessons incorporated reading, writing, viewing,
listening, and speaking.
- Utilized the Wilson’s Reading Program in the second grade
supplemental reading classes and spearheaded a one-on-one
reading program for a fourth grade special education student.
Praised by principal, cooperating teacher, and Rivier faculty on
classroom management skills.
9/96-5/98 Senior Practicum - Birch Hill Elementary
School, Nashua, NH
- Fifth grade and first grade classes in an urban community.
- Constructed thematic units on the circus and rainforest at
the first grade level.
- Developed and implemented learning centers for multiple
- Observed and offered input towards the writing of a
state-approved grant, which guaranteed funding for the
implementation of an innovative thematic unit.
- Conducted lessons for key groups to improve their
standardized testing skills.
- Partnered with teacher to help two children who exhibited
volatile behavior and were experiencing very challenging
1/97-5/97 Special Education Practicum -
Amherst Street Elementary School, Nashua,
- Level I teacher assistant for students with autism ages 5-7.
- Taught student one-on-one using applied behavioral analysis.
- Used various behavior modification techniques such as
- Utilized various types of teaching tools such as,
communication boards and modeling.
RELATED EMPLOYMENT AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES:
1996-present Substitute Teaching - Keene School District,
* Substitute teacher for Keene Area
elementary, middle, and high school.
* Successfully managed challenging classrooms of
twenty to thirty students.
* Exposed to a wide variety of curriculums at
different grade levels.
1998-Present Amherst Public School System, Amherst, NH
* Substitute teacher for Amherst Middle School and
Amherst High School.
1996-1998 Volunteer Buddy - Nashua Community Outreach
Sunset Heights Elementary School, Nashua, NH
* Served as a mentor to an elementary student
with learning disabilities and
emotional challenges. Received crisis
training for dealing with potential
behavioral challenges and to learn how best
to provide academic and emotional
support. Consulted with teachers and offered
input utilizing child development
theory to assist the student. Completed more
than 300 hours, to date, of
volunteer time that was not required for
1994-1996 Special Olympics Volunteer - Special Olympics
Committee of New Hampshire
* Provided recreational support as part of
the winter Special Olympics program.
* "Classroom Management," one day workshop,
Bishop Guertin High School,
Fall 1998. Dr. Wong is nationally
recognized for his publications and expertise
in effective classroom management.
* "Literacy Development in the Early Years," one
day workshop, Rivier College,
Spring 1997. Dr. Lesley Morrow is
nationally recognized for her reading
programs and techniques.
- Computer Software: Reader Rabbit, Math Blaster, Claris Works,
Word Perfect, Windows ’95, Harvard Graphics, and Lotus 1-2-3.
- Experienced with Macintosh and IBM compatible systems.
- WWW Internet experience via Netscape.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE SKILLS:
SPECIAL STUDY PROJECTS:
- Compiled a list of community resources for individuals with
- Conducted a study of transition services available for high
school students with disabilities in preparation for entering the
- Completed a research paper on the perceptions of middle school
students, as compared to those of elementary students, with regards
to the effectiveness of substitute teachers