Early Childhood Special Education Resume

by Shannon Ryan
(Chicago, IL, USA)

Early Childhood Special Education Resume

OBJECTIVE: To obtain a position as an early childhood special education teacher in which a strong dedication to the total development of children and a high degree of enthusiasm can be fully utilized.


• University of Illinois at Chicago, 1/2008 – 5/2011
Type 04, Endorsement in Special Education

• Indiana University, 8/1996 – 12/2000 B.S.

• Loyola University of Rome, 1/1999 – 5/1999
Study Abroad Program

Employment History
Nanny, The ***Family, Chicago, Illinois, 8/2008- 12/2010

• Caring for 3 young children ages 3, 2 and newborn
• Maintained constant communication with parents regarding discipline, health and safety issues related to their children.

Nanny, The*** Family, Chicago, Illinois, 8/2008 – 12/2010

• Transport children from school to extracurricular activities and prepared snacks and meals.
• Performed various duties including: supervising the children, maintaining a safe and healthy environment, reading to the children, preparing arts and crafts and assisting them, taking trips to the park and library.

Field Experience

Sutherland School, Chicago, Illinois, Student Teaching – Kindergarten, 1/2011 – 4/2011
• Developed and integrated individualized education program for each special education student.
• Identified and implemented goals tailored to the student’s IEP goals.
• Attended IEP meetings with special education team and parents.
• Worked extensively with special education teacher focusing on IEP goals of each student.
• Used centers for math, science, and language arts to complement the child-based hands-on curriculum.
• Implemented a positive discipline plan, which promoted student responsibility, problem solving skills and student accountability.
• Implemented phonics instruction with small groups.
• Developed thematic unit on weather around major instructional goals.

Francis Xavier Ward School, Chicago, Illinois, 9/2010 – 11/2010 Practicum experience, 100 clock hours, 2nd grade
• Observed in classroom and taught lessons one-on-one, to small groups, or to the whole class.
• Lessons involved cooperative learning, language experience approach and hands on experiences.

Blair Early Childhood Center, Chicago, Illinois, 9/2009 – 12/2009 Observation hours, 20 clock hours, Pre-Kindergarten

St. Catherine of Alexandria, Oak Lawn, Illinois, 9/2008- 12/2008 Practicum experience, 100 clock hours, 4 year old Pre-Kindergarten
• Observed in the classroom
• Assisted the teacher with centers

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