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Social Worker with Case Management and Support Service Experience, Transitioning into Special Ed


Academic training with two spring classes expected for obtaining my Special Education License (Vermont). As a parent I have helped a large proactive support team for my son dealing with Autism. I have attended conferences and participated in studies both for our child and my own professional development.

Work History


Burlington School District

August 2012 - August 2012

Working in an elementary school (5th grade class) while I finish my special education license. I already have licenses in two other areas (art general & middle school social studies)

Substitute Teacher

Chittenden East Supervisory Union

March 2011 - August 2012

Change order; I have also substitute taught in this district. The focus has been both as an Para-educator
and regular teacher. I additionally wish to be considered within this district
for the areas of special education.

Substitute Teacher

Chittenden South Supervisory Union

March 2011 - August 2012

I am presently also on the Chittenden South Supervisory Union. I have subbed as a
Para-educator and regular teacher. The primary school I have worked is the
Charlotte Central School. I also hope to be considered in this district for the areas of
special education.

Substitute Teacher

Essex Town School District

February 2011 - August 2012

I have also subbed as a Para-educator and regular teacher at the three schools in this district.
Also I hope to be considered for special education positions.

Substitute Teacher

Colchester School District

September 2010 - August 2012

I have been on the substitute-teaching list for the Colchester School District covering both
Para-educators and regular teachers from K-12. I've included elementary art teacher
Colleen Dewey because I did a practicum with her in the early fall semester to get back my
pre K-6 art license. Working through the VT Dept. of Education, Coordinator of Professional
Standards, Ann Bordonaro I solicited an elementary school without taking a student teaching
course through a university. An interview with principal James Marshall of Porters Point School and further meeting with art educator Colleen Dewey impressed upon them to invite me into their school
for the purpose of an independent practicum that including teaching experience. The work
I did along with an updated early childhood education class through CCV added a
3-02 license (adding pre K-6 to my already existing 7-12).


US Census Bureau

April 2010 - August 2010

I worked in three areas when joining the 2010 Census; Admin, payroll, auditing, hiring,
Recruiting, hiring and review, and finally Field Operations, review and data entry.
Gerry was my most recent supervisor.

Reason for leaving: The office closed after finishing its task in September. I was part of the
final clerical crew. I'm on the substitute teaching lists in neighboring districts but of course

art educator

private art instruction

September 2005 - August 2007

While I seek full employment as an educator one is presently providing art lessons in acrylic, oil pastel, watercolor, chinese brush painting, japanese block printing, drawing, art history, and portfolio development.

Art for All Ages, coordinator/instructor

Art for All Ages

September 2004 - August 2009

As the Elder Art Program become multi-generational a new name was developed. I took on
more direct instructional responsibilities and focused the non-profit on reaching those with
social service needs.

Executive Director

Elder Art Program

September 1996 - April 2002

As Executive Director I coordinated art programs, shows, buyer's clubs, art guilds, and intergenerational projects in Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, and Addison counties of Vermont. Used interns and volunteers and trained an active board membership of senior citizens for this 501 c 3 non-profit organization.

Executive Director/Art Instructor

Elder Art

September 1996 - April 2002

Founded this non-profit organization. Taught art classes to seniors in communities in
four counties. Trained staff, interns, and volunteers in expanding the services provided
by this organization. Included services were speaker's bureaus, intergenerational collaboration, buyer's coop (art supplies), and representation on successful aging programs. Handled archiving
documentation for local, state, and federal agencies. Organized publicity and outreach for
town wide exhibitions in libraries, hospitals, town halls, schools, senior centers,
recreation departments, churches, and retail businesses. Worked under a Board of Directors
with regular timely evaluations provided.

Community Skills and Support Worker

Northeastern Family Institute

September 1995 - August 1998

Provided supportive social and art activities for children and adolescents with emotional
and behavioral challenges in foster placements, day programs, at the Emergency Beds,
in school (elementary through high school), and in the group home. Also attended
IEP meetings and workshops. Documentation through notes and essential paperwork
using title 1, IDEA language was developed.

Residential Counselor

Howard Community Services

August 1987 - September 1995

Provided support, planned activities, and provided job supervision for individuals with
developmental, physical, and emotional disabilities in the community, day programs,
home and group home settings, and on the job. Assisted clients moving toward
independent living. Used Facilitated Communication with non-verbal clients.
Recorded and filed client information in professional trainings.

Special Education Field

Burlington School District

Qualifications & Certifications

Master of Arts

Johnson State College

Johnson State College

Masters. Education

Johnson State College

Johnson State College

Metropolitan State College of Denver

University of Colorado Boulder

Notre Dame Catholic High Fairfield CT

Bachelor of Arts

University of Colorado

Bachelor of Arts

Metropolitan State College of Denver


Johnson State College

Johnson State College

Community College of Vermont

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