Kasie Sherburne
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Location: Watertown, NY, USA
School: Simmons University
Field of study: Severe Special Education

Kasie Sherburne

Kasie Sherburne
Currently living in Abu Dhabi, UAE, (+971)-54-388-8559; ------------
Education: Simmons College, Boston, MA
Master of Science in Education, Severe Special Needs, May 2014
MA Initial Licensure; Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities, All Levels
Graduate Internship­ 3rd grade at Potter Road Elementary School, Framingham, MA
St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY
Bachelor of Science, May 2011
Major: Psychology; Minors: Education Studies and Gender Studies
Work Experience:
Mohammad Bin Rashid Center for Special Education: Operated by the New England Center for Children, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Lead Therapist (Transition Classroom) August 2016- present
o Lead teacher of a sub-separate classroom of 5-9 year olds diagnosed with autism, located within a public school, with a focus on integration into the mainstream classrooms.
o Conducted various academic and behavioral assessments using Applied Behavior Analysis to create appropriate IEP objectives as well as behavior intervention plans to increase integration into typical, age appropriate classrooms.
o Created and wrote individual education plans (IEP’s), with specific objectives tailored to each student on a yearly basis.
o Supervised support staff closely in day to day tasks associated with running a classroom including staff training, building meaningful daily lessons, and creating organizational systems that encouraged independence and problem solving for the students.
o Worked closely, and communicated effectively, with families via annual assessments, monthly clinic meetings, and as needed daily communication.
o Cooperated with public school teachers and administrators as part of a larger team to integrate students into mainstream classes.

Mohammad Bin Rashid Center for Special Education: Operated by the New England Center for Children, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Academic Therapist August 2015- August 2016
o Worked as part of a small team to open the Academic Classroom within the main campus.
o Created daily, age appropriate lessons to teach academic skills to a wide range of students across ages 4-13.
o Completed yearly academic assessments for students and consulted with leads and specialists for appropriate IEP goals.
o Used the results of academic assessments to tailor lesson plans for students.
o Worked closely with other staff members to encourage least restrictive learning environments for students.

Saugus Public High School, Saugus, MA August 2014­August 2015
Life Skills Special Education Teacher (Post­Graduate Program)
o Lead teacher of a sub­separate classroom of 18­22 year old students and four aids, with a primary focus on functional and vocational skills both within the classroom and in the community.
o Collaborated with outside agencies to organize both volunteer and paid work experience within the community.
o Conducted various academic assessments, and used the results to create, and implemented IEP’s to increase independence across various domains, including modifying behavior plans to include appropriate work behavior.
o Conducted various academic assessments to determine levels of students to assist in the creation of appropriate IEP objectives.
o Worked closely with families to teach life skills that would benefit the student after graduation, as well as help families with the transition to adulthood process like establishing ongoing jobs, day habilitation facilities, and volunteer experiences.

New England Center for Children, Southborough, MA June 2011­ August 2014
Level 2 Teacher/Case Manager
o Worked as a member of a large team to supervise and instruct students diagnosed with autism ages 12­22 using ABA.
o Created, participated in, and implemented IEP objectives, and made changes based on student skill acquisition.
o Wrote and revised behavior intervention plans, including leading and assisting in multiple functional analysis’, preference assessments, and academic assessments across various age groups.
o Provided round the clock care for each student ranging in academic, vocational, communication and self-help skills.
o Managed cases of multiple students’ IEP’s and behavior intervention plans, including weekly contact with student’s family.
Core Shift Manager
o Held responsibility for the success of each ‘shift’ and delivered constructive feedback to staff when necessary.
o Ensured behavioral and academic programs were being conducted correctly, and daily schedules were followed.
o Maintained the safety of staff and students during behavioral interventions using CALM­V and CALM­P techniques.

o Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia certified- April 2013
o CALM Verbal and CALM physical certified- December 2018
o CPR and First Aid certified- December 2018