Nina Balfe's Resume
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Location: Austin, TX, USA
School: Eanes Independent School District
Major: Early Childhood

Nina Balfe's Resume

Nina Balfe
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|34 Walter St. #2R Salem MA, 01970 | Ph: ------------|

Education_________________________________________
American International College Springfield, MA 2015
Masters of Special Education
Endicott College, Beverly, MA 2008
Bachelors of Liberal Studies- Early Childhood Education Concentration

Licensure__________________________________________Early Childhood: PreK-2 Professional License #428814
Special Education Moderate Disabilities K-8 Initial License
SEI Endorsement

Related Experience
First Grade Teacher August 2019-Present
Fuller Meadow Elementary School, Middleton, MA
Develop and implement math, science, ELA, social studies and social emotional curriculum lessons aligned with Common Core and the MA state frameworks
Participate in IEP annual reviews, initial evaluations, and re-evaluations
Participate in 504 Accommodation Meetings
Communicate with families on a daily basis
Collaborate with first grade team regularly to plan lessons, exchange best practices and analyze student data
Attend data meetings every 6 weeks with first grade team, special education team, reading and math tutors and principal to discuss social emotional, math, reading and writing data and develop intervention plans
Weekly consults with special education teachers
Develop and implement individual behavioral plans
Attend district wide professional learning communities, staff meetings and district/school wide professional development.

Kindergarten Co-Teacher August 2018-June 2019
Fuller Meadow Elementary School, Middleton, MA
Develop and implement math, science, ELA, social studies and social emotional curriculum lessons aligned with Common Core and the MA state frameworks
Develop, implement and collect data on IEP goals with the special education teacher in my room
Collaborate to plan daily lessons with the special education teacher in my room
Participate in IEP annual reviews, initial evaluations, and re-evaluations
Participate in 504 Accommodation Meetings
Communicate with families on a daily basis
Collaborate with kindergarten team regularly to plan lessons, exchange best practices and analyze student data
Attend data meetings every 6 weeks with kindergarten team, special education team, reading and math tutors and principal to discuss social emotional, math, reading and writing data and develop intervention plans
Weekly consults with special education teachers and administrators
Develop and implement individual behavioral plans
Attend district wide professional learning communities, staff meetings and district/school wide professional development.

Second Grade Teacher August 2017-June 2018
J.W. Killam Elementary School, Reading, MA
Develop and implement math, science, ELA, social studies and social emotional curriculum lessons aligned with Common Core and the MA state frameworks
Participate in IEP annual reviews, initial evaluations, and re-evaluations
Participate in 504 Accommodation Meetings
Communicate with families on a daily basis
Collaborate with second grade team regularly to plan lessons, exchange best practices and analyze student data
Attend data meetings every 6 weeks with second grade team and principal to discuss social emotional, math, reading and writing data and develop intervention plans
Weekly consults with special education teachers
Develop and implement individual behavioral plans
Attend district wide professional learning communities, school wide collaborative proposal time, staff meetings and district/school wide professional development.
Kindergarten Teacher August 2008-June 2012| August 2014-2017
J.W. Killam Elementary School, Reading, MA
Taught half day kindergarten 2 years and full day kindergarten 5 years
Developed and implement math, science, ELA, and social studies lessons aligned with Common Core and the MA state frameworks
Participate in IEP annual reviews, initial evaluations, and re-evaluations
Participate in 504 Accommodation Meetings
Communicate with families on a daily basis
Collaborate with kindergarten team regularly to plan lessons and exchange best practices
Attend data meetings every 6 weeks with special education team, kindergarten team and principal to discuss social emotional, math, reading and writing data and develop intervention plans
Weekly consults with special education teachers and Therapeutic Support Program teacher
Develop and implement individual behavioral plans
Attend district wide professional learning communities, school wide collaborative proposal time, staff meetings and district/school wide professional development.
First Grade Teacher August 2012-June 2014
J.W. Killam Elementary School, Reading MA
Develop and implement math, science, ELA, and social studies lessons tied to the Common Core Frameworks
Develop and implement individual behavioral plans with help of Student Support Program teacher
Weekly consults with special education teachers and Student Support Program teacher



Additional Experience
MTSS/PBIS Building Leadership Team Member September 2018- Present Collaborate with team of 7-14 staff members and administrators
Discuss, develop and implement tier 1 and tier 2 social emotional supports
Develop school core values, behavioral matrix, major minor behavioral flow chart and plan to teach the core values in each of the areas

MTSS/PBIS Building Leadership Team Member September 2013-2017
Collaborate with team of 10 staff members, administrators, and consultants
Discuss, develop and implement tier 1 and tier 2 social emotional supports
Develop school wide rules, behavioral matrix, and major minor behavioral flow chart
Plan school wide assemblies that model school core values
Analyze behavioral data to guide and determine appropriate school wide interventions
Partnered with Harvard University to create a trauma sensitive learning environment for all students

Presenter at Blue Ribbon National Conference April 2010
Reading Memorial High School
Worked with colleagues to create weebly
Prepared an informative weebly on helpful tips of the first two years of teaching
Presented to teachers and administrators

Computer Skills
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point, Microsoft Publisher
Proficient with Apple products
Proficient in SMART-board, creating interactive lessons
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Proficient in Seesaw and Bookcreator applications

Courses/Trainings/Workshops
Lucy Calkins Writing Training (6 days) 2017 -2018
Lesley University Course: The Impact of Trauma on Learning: An Overview 2018
Sheltered English Immersion Course Endicott College 2018
AMC Math Anywhere Math Assessment Training 2017&2018
Summer Literacy Institute: Navigating The Literacy Continuum
to Guide Responsive Teaching (4 days) 2017
Hosted Endicott Student Teacher 2015-2018
Youth Mental Health First Aid trained 2016
APBS Conference on Positive Behavior Support 2015
QBS (Quality Behavior Solutions to Complex Behaviors )Crisis Safety Training 2013
Math in Focus 2013
Open Circle 2009
Six Traits of Writing 2011
Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence Conference Annually

Curriculum Director