7601 Rockfalls Drive, Richmond, Virginia 23225
Professional For the past 4 years I have worked as a caregiver for children in an extended day program at school. Prior to that, I was a teacher of children with special needs in grades K-5. My endorsement is in Learning Disabilities, and my students have had disabilities including Asperger’s Syndrome, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities and Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Prior to this I worked in Advertising.
Our Lady of Extended Day Caregiver 2015-Current
Catholic School Responsible for keeping children safe and engaged. Helping with homework as needed, and Art Lady to grades 1-4 one day a week.
Richmond City Special Education Teacher – Southampton Elementary 2002 – 2015
Responsible for teaching all core subjects to grades K-5, including writing. Trained in the Voyager, Houghton-Mifflin and Wilson reading programs.
2009 received the classification of “Highly Qualified” in Math and Science.
I am also classified as Highly Qualified in Reading, Writing and History. My students achieved “Passed Advanced” scores on Virginia Grade Level Portfolios (VGLA) designed by me and created by them.
PALS Tutor – William Fox Elementary 2000 – 2002
Meininger Chase Partner in charge of Account Service, Media & New Business 1998 – 2001 Advertising
Clients in banking, real estate and manufacturing planned regional advertising campaigns in print and broadcast media. Researched and approached new business clients, planned and bought media and did all agency billing.
William Fox PTA Officer 1995 - 2001
Jobs included President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Volunteer Coordinator,
Chairman of both Strawberry Street Festival and the Christmas Tree Sale.
All positions involved the coordination of people, whether they were PTA board
members, parents, or teachers.
Previous Advertising in Tampa and Richmond
The earlier part of my career was spent in advertising in Tampa and Richmond. My time as an account executive in advertising taught me the value of teamwork and how creative solutions can always be found for the most complex problems. I still employ those lessons not only in teaching but in my volunteer activities as well. There are always many viewpoints and it is my task to balance them fairly for all involved.
Education Virginia Commonwealth University 2002 - 2005
Special Education SOAR Program
University of Kansas 1974-1978