Behavioral Interventionist Specialist with teaching experience
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Location: Austin, TX, USA
School: International Academy of Design and Technology
Major: Interactive Media

Behavioral Interventionist Specialist with teaching experience

Grace Turner
900 Sleepy Dell Lane, Austin, TX 78748
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● Work independently and problem solve challenging situations
● Work with the IEP team, special education on issues of student behavior
● Work in a team-oriented environment
● Set expectations with students involving their behavior
● Attend and participate in team meetings as scheduled
● Observe, collect data, and evaluate students progress
● Redirect behavior that causes interruption in instruction
● Effectively support student learning in the classroom
● Promote a positive and nurturing environment
● Support student in managing their behavior to better implement their personal goals and learning
● Monitor and document students whose behavior data warrants intervention
● Maintain effective communication with supervisor, teacher and parents
● Support all students with personal concerns and emotional issues
● Keep all Individual Education Plans and Behavioral Plans with sensitive care

● Design, write and utilize lesson plans for five 8th grade English classes and 1 honors English 8th grade class
● Set high classroom expectations
● Prepare, administer, grade tests and assignments in order to evaluate students progress
● Participate in and contribute to IEP conferences and reviews
● Collaborate with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of school programs
● Prepare objectives and outlines for courses of study, following curriculum guidelines, requirements of states and schools
● Design and develop instructional activities using data from student learning
styles assessments
● Participate in conferences to establish communication rapport with parents, students, principal and teachers
● Oversee and manage student behavior in the classroom
● Meet with parents/guardians to discuss their children’s progress
● Maintain accurate and complete student records as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations
● Confer with parents/guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators in order to resolve students’ behavioral and academic problems
● Provide guidance and advice to students on educational and social matters and on their further education

● Thinking Creatively
● Making Decisions and Solving Problems
● Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information
● Maintain financial records
● Performing Administrative Activities
● Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
● Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
● Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
● Developing Objectives and Strategies
● Scheduling Work and Activities
● Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
● Sales

● Making Decisions and Solving Problems
● Advisor to Elementary Digital Yearbook Team
● Time managing projects
● Lesson planning
● Video Editing and Sound Editing
● Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
● Developing Objectives and Strategies
● Scheduling Work and Activities
● Photography
● Layout and Design

● Planning, preparation and instruction
● Assessing and strategies
● Classroom environment and management
● Professional Responsibility
● Communicate often with parents and teachers
● Lesson planning

International Academy of Design and Technology Chicago, IL — Graduate, 2004
Major: Interactive Media

Columbia College
Chicago, IL 1990-1992
Major: Film Animation/Art

Jones Commercial
High School
Chicago, IL — Diploma, 1990
Major: Business


Behavioral Interventionist Specialist/Substitute Teacher
South Bend, Indiana — Jackson Middle School

8th Grade English Substitute Teacher Accomplishments
• Encouraged 8th grade students to be leaders in their school community
• Encouraged students to about other cultural heritages by creating a web page
• Students taking ownership of their actions and behaviors
• Planned and organized the school’s 1st art exhibition that will showcase the student’s artwork in February 2018

Behavioral Interventionist Specialist Accomplishments
• Parents followed me from one school to the next because of the success their child exhibited in behavior his/her change
• Students acknowledged and expressed their behavior and focus has made a positive change because of the interventions implemented

Behavioral Interventionist Specialist
South Bend, Indiana — Marshall Intermediate Center
• Successfully defuse situations before escalation
• Redirected student behavior from creating a problem
• Developed a positive working relationships with students
• Completed CPI (Crisis Prevention Institute) training and implement crisis de-escalation and restrain techniques
• Motivate and persuade students to exhibit positive behavior skills in and out of the classroom
• Demonstrate ability to quickly and proficiently understand and absorb new information
• Use strategic thinking in an inspiring way to communicate a level of understanding the students will receive and respond to positively
Other Accomplishments
• Planned and coordinated the 5th - 8th grade Spring Semi-Formal Dance – Enchanted 2017-18 school year
• Suspensions and Expulsions has dropped (21% to 18%) due to Behavior Interventions implemented
• Instructed and advised 7-8 grade students in completing their 2014-18 Yearbook
• Planned and coordinated the 7th & 8th grade Winter Wonderland Fundraiser Dance, raised over $1800 2016-17 school year
• Lead a fundraiser fashion show and raised $1500 in less than two weeks 2015-16 school year
• Instructed and created a coding curriculum for middle school age students
• Solved many of the technical problems in the computer lab
• Supported and Counseled 5th - 8th grade students with sensitive personal issues and difficulties at home and/or in school

Art Teacher, Marshall Intermediate Center - SBCSC
South Bend, Indiana — 2014
• Teach students to identify elements and techniques used to create concepts
• Teach students to apply elements of design and modern principles of art
• Plan and prepare learning activities and guide students towards the achievement of curriculum and district objectives
• Enhance students in grade 5th – 8th knowledge of visual arts and media through art theory and history
• Use a range of instructional techniques and media consistent with available resources and student needs and capabilities
• Develop an understanding and appreciation that allows students to make qualitative judgment about art
• Communicate with staff and parents on student’s progress

Freelance Artist
Austin, Texas — Present
2019 Art Exhibition – The Shades of Color of the Rising Phoenix
In process:
• Conceptualize the exhibition
• Reserve exhibition space and dates
• Procure funding and allot budget
• Advertisement and Marketing
• Project Management
• Sponsorship
• Entertainment
• Setup of event

Designing a web app
In process:
• Design idea
• Database Architecture and Development Approach
• Workflow Map
• HTML and CSS
• User Interaction

Children’s Book
In process:
• Illustrating and writing

South Bend, Indiana— 2018
• Web update and maintenance for Z Ministries
• Logo design

South Bend, Indiana— 2016
First Art Exhibition displaying 17 paintings; sold 11
Process included:
• Conceptualize the exhibition
• Reserve exhibition space and dates
• Procure funding and allot budget
• Advertisement and marketing
• Project management
Chicago, Illinois —2013-2015
• Designed logo for Rise Daycare
• Designed logo for 3 barber shops
• Designed signage for barber shop
• Designed flyer for Ancestry Moon
• Designed a book cover for Victoria Knox, “My Secret Transformation”
• Designed a flyer for Takada Epps, hairstylist for a prom promotion
• Designed a cd cover for Cheryl Harris, Simple Guided Meditation Session CD BLISSFUL MEDITATION
• Designed basketball tickets for Chicago Steam
• Designed make up labels for House of Gigi Soul products

Media Arts Teacher
Chicago, Illinois — Present
• 3rd grade students successful created a newsletter and learned the anatomy of a news article, layout and design using word
• 4th grade students designed their own personal web page using basic HTML
• 5th grade students successful designed their school yearbook and
• Students learned the importance of time management, independence, responsibility, accountability and teamwork
• Lead a fundraiser and raised $7500 in 3 months 2014-15 school year

Montessori Teacher/Assistant, Chicago Public Schools
Chicago, Illinois — 2005-2012
• Assisted Pre-K Teacher 2005 – 2007
• Science and Computer Instructor, K – 6th grade 2008 - 2012
• Member of the School Advisory Board and Leadership Team
• Designed a curriculum and instructed 3rd to 6th grade yearbook journalism classes
• Fundraiser overseer for the yearbook
• Montessori Trained
• Instructed 3rd to 6th web page design class
• DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) trained
• Fountas and Pinnell Literacy trained (guided reading level books)
• Established and the overseer of school cafe business for yearbook
• Organized the School Science Fair and assisted all students in grades 3rd to 6th grade with their science projects and presentations
• School computer technician 2005 - 2012

● Organizational Skills
● Time Management
● Problem Solving
● Communication Skills
● Motivational Skills
● Interpersonal Skills
● Design Skills
● Analytical Skills
● Multi-tasking
● Creative
● Independent
● Team Worker
● Design Skills
● Project Management

Upon Request