Biasotto - Italian Speaker - Phoenix, AZ, USA

Manuela Biasotto

Phoenix, AZ, USA


Italian Speaker


Italian is my first language and I keep up-to-date on many topics reading quality news papers daily. I am also a qualified teacher, I managed a unit for students with speech and language disorders and impairments for almost 10 years. I have therefore a very good knowledge of special educational needs.
My skills:
• Excellent communication skills to effectively and clearly work with colleagues, students and parents
• Time punctual
• Computer literate
• Excellent organizational skills
• Excellent at prioritizing
• Able to delegate effectively
• Team leader, team member and supporter

Work History

Real Estate Broker Assistant - P/T

January 2012 - July 2013

Head of Speech and Language Unit

John Ruskin School - London - UK

September 2003 - July 2012

I was the Head of a Unit for students with speech and language impairments and disorders. I was responsible for teaching and non teaching staff, quality of teaching and learning, provision for all students and their progress and achievements.
I was part of the school's senior leadership team and leading the students and family support team. I was given a leading role for a Government fund/led project and worked cooperatively with neighboring schools to improve their relationships with families.
I worked alongside professionals like speech and language, occupational and physio therapists; educational psychologists, social services.

Class teacher and Special Needs Coordinator


January 1999 - January 2003

at Alfred Salter School
- As teacher: teaching all curriculum subjects to 5 and 6 years old students
- Responsible for planning and delivery of lessons; assessment and record keeping
- As SENCO: managing on a daily basis up to 45 teaching assistants
- Responsible for students' Individual Educational Plans
- Reviewing termly and annually achievement, attainment and progress of all students with special educational needs
- Responsible for liaison with external agencies (Local Education Authority, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social services)
- Responsible for writing, disseminating and implementing the Special Educational Need policy
- Responsible for the SEN improvement plan (including allocation of funds)

Class Teacher

St Joseph Primary School

January 1993 - December 1997

- Teaching all curriculum subjects to 6 and 7 years old students
- Responsible for planning and delivery of lessons; assessment and record keeping

Sales assistant

The Cashmere Gallery

January 1991 - January 1993

Substitute teacher, Italy; Customer Service for a private company, Italy

January 1986 - January 1991

Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor in Education

Goldsmiths University, London, UK

Education, Early Years

Goldsmiths University

Istituto Magistrale

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