Kelli Gibson
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Location: San Diego, CA, USA
School: Point Loma Nazarene University
Field of Study: Child Development

Kelli Gibson

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, Child Development
Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA
August 2020

Associate of Arts, Child and Adolescent Development
Cuyamaca College, Rancho San Diego, CA
December 2018


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Special Education Classroom Assistant
Cajon Valley Union School District, El Cajon, CA
March 2014 - PRESENT
● Assist Preschool Special Education Teacher in managing behaviors and medical needs in a class of 12-16 children
● Support service providers as needed, including speech/language pathologists and occupational therapists
● Prepare activities, lessons, and projects daily
● Lead large and small group activities
● Collect, record, and transcribe data on all aspects of student progress
and IEP goals
● Participate in regular professional development trainings, courses,
and meetings as needed
● Ensure any medical and mobility equipment are fitted and
functioning properly, including hearing aids, gastronomy tubes, and walkers

Lead Teacher
Charley Brown Children’s Center, La Mesa, CA
May 2018 - April 2019
● Preschool Teacher with children ages 4-5 and Toddler Teacher with children ages 18 months through 3-years
● Prepared and implemented activities, lessons, and projects aligned with an emergent curriculum
● Taught a variety of subjects and concepts with a play based, hands-on approach
● Supervised infants and children ages 6 weeks through 5 years both indoors and outdoors during evening pick-up time
● Ensured community care licensing standards and procedures were followed at all times
● Communicated with families daily via messaging app and face-to-face regarding their child’s day

Intern
BunnyBears Preschool, Santee, CA
February 2020 - April 2020
● Participated in a 40-hour internship with Center Director and Owner
● Assisted in completing and filing forms, including enrollment
packets, attendance sheets, and employee records
● Assisted teachers in implementing an emergent curriculum
● Assisted owner in maintaining a relationship with families by
creating activity kits and playlists during the COVID-19 pandemic


COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Volunteer
National Foundation for Autism Research, San Diego, CA
March 2003 - PRESENT
● Assist in setup and breakdown of resource fair, race equipment, and rentals at various annual fundraisers
● Direct volunteers to work stations and assign duties during fundraisers
● Assist in registration and donation booths at fundraisers
● Lead first aid tent and assist first responders with injuries
● Document fundraising events with professional photographs and
Videos

Classroom Aide and Volunteer
Spring Valley Middle School, Spring Valley, CA
JUNE 2007 - AUGUST 2013
● Assisted Special Education Teacher in a classroom of 16 children ages 10-14 with a variety of moderate to severe disabilities
● Led small group and one-on-one instruction in mathematics, reading, writing, science, and physical education
● Assisted Teacher and Aides in monitoring children for, during, and after seizures, gathering necessary first aid supplies, notifying school Nurse, and calling 911 according to seizure protocols
● Implemented and reinforced reward systems and assisted children with self-help skills including feeding, personal hygiene, and using augmentative communication devices

Girl Scout
Girl Scouts of America, San Diego, CA
AUGUST 2000 - JUNE 2007
● Girl Scout Bronze Award - Collected, prepared, and distributed toiletries, clothing, and essential items to women living in domestic violence shelters and collected, prepared, and distributed new school supplies and toys to children living in local homeless shelters


QUALIFICATIONS

Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Ability to work independently and as a strong team member
Creative and original thinker
Familiar with most augmentative communication devices
Familiar with the use and maintenance of various medical and mobility devices
English/Basic Spanish
Basic American Sign Language
DOJ background check and fingerprint clearance
AED, CPR, and First Aid certified
Professional Assault Crisis Training (Pro-ACT) certified
Proficient knowledge in internet and Office suite programs

child development, preschool, teacher, educator, early childhood, pre-k