~ Dedicated Elementary Learning Specialist eager to contribute talents toward supporting a dynamic school and its students in achieving academic goals and objectives. ~
Offer 4 years of experience as a learning specialist for students with mild to moderate learning disabilities.
Highly collaborative, structured, and skilled at conducting comprehensive assessments, delivering small group instruction and remediation, and driving cohesive efforts among multi-disciplinary team members.
Adept at leveraging varying teaching approaches and strategies to accommodate students diverse needs and learning styles; proficiency in applying holistic brain-based teaching approach.
Easily engage a young audience through enthusiasm, persistence, and differentiated instruction.
Effectively develop and administer lesson plans tailored to students' age, needs and ability levels.
Establish a supportive and secure learning environment to foster the academic growth of students.
Exhibit innovative thinking abilities to prepare and deliver educational and fun activities for students.
Superior multi-tasking abilities; gracefully balance competing priorities.
Offer a dynamic blend of administrative, communication and presentation skills.
Highly regarded as a positive student mentor and appreciated for excellent parent relations skills.
San Francisco Day School, San Francisco, CA, 2007 to Present
1st Grade Learning Specialist
Conduct private individual and group assessments to determine barriers to learning and formulate action plans.
Effectively lead differentiated instruction to maximize student success, and meticulously document progress.
Prepare referrals for professional evaluations and supplementary support such as occupational and/or speech therapy.
Design 1st grade learning specialist curriculum, provide daily small group instruction, and significantly redesign existing curriculum to enhance learning and comprehension.
Design various rubrics to conduct assessments, and meet regularly with neuropsychologists, colleagues and parents; exercise outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to foster, nurture and maintain strong and cooperative parent relationships.
Promoted from role as 3rd Grade Classroom Associate, 2007 to 2008.
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Professional Experience continued
Private Practice, San Francisco, CA, 2005 to Present
Proactively collaborate with neuropsychologists, speech pathologists, school counselors and school learning specialists to optimize student progress and academic success for over 20 children.
Informatively provide parent education on child s learning style, needs, strengths and weaknesses.
Leverage excellent administrative expertise to complete in-depth and regular reports regarding student progress, modifications for classroom environment, and strategies for classroom teachers.
Serve as student advocate by seamlessly working with welfare coordinator, identifying helpful community resources, meeting with school principals, and writing formal letters to judge.
Learning Specialist, Slingerland Institute (Summers 2006, 2007, 2008)
Spanish Tutor, Boulder, CO, 2002 to 2005
ESL Teacher, Seville, Spain, 2002 to 2003
High School Spanish Teacher Assistant, 1998 to 1999
BA Degree, Spanish Language and Literature, University of Colorado at Boulder, CO, 2004
Study Abroad, University of Seville, Seville, Spain, 2002 to 2003
Recipient, University of Colorado Academic Achievement Award, 2002
Ø The Methodology of Teaching a Second Language
Ø Slingerland Training (2 years)
Ø Responsive Classroom Approach
Ø Neurological Strategies to Teaching
Ø Learning and the Brain Conference
Ø Differentiated Instruction
Ø Brain Research and Education - Pat Wolf, M.Ed
Ø Attendee, Annual IDA (International Dyslexia Association) conference
Ø Making Math Real
Head Soccer Coach, San Francisco and Houston
Mentor & Public Speaker on literacy
Mentor, Boulder Girls/YMCA
Hiring Agent Name
I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity as an Elementary Learning Specialist and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.
As indicated in the accompanying resume, I bring to you excellent experience in developing, adapting, and delivering curriculum and lesson plans, and an exemplary blend of talents in classroom management, parent relations, student assessment, and assisting struggling students to achieve success and self-confidence. To complement these qualifications, I offer outstanding communication, analytical, organizational and prioritization skills which are essential as an elementary learning specialist.
As a proactive contributor to your school, you will find me to be a highly motivated professional committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior self-initiative, unparalleled versatility, and well-honed leadership attributes. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to <insert name of school>, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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