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Wessels - Curriculum Developer - Nashua, NH, USA

Mary Ellen Wessels

Nashua, NH, USA


Curriculum Developer


Design and adapt curriculum - professional development, elementary, workshops, Unitarian Universalist R.E.... emergent curriculum, integrated and arts integrated curriculum....

Work History


Scenario Learning

August 2011 - August 2011

Edit and write curriculum for online professional development courses related to special education.

Intensive Needs Paraprofessional

Nashua School District

August 2008 - June 2009

Collaborated with Special Ed Case Manager on assessments, progress reports and NH Alternative Assessments.
Used this information to guide instructional strategies and to create learning materials.
Worked with teachers and support staff to integrate student into academic community.
Implemented OT, PT and Speech goals and objectives into academic day.
Improved data collection process by creating forms using Excel & MS Word.

Intensive Needs Paraprofessional

Nashua School District

August 2007 - August 2011

Lead/Mentor Teacher

Rivier College Early Childhood Center

August 2007 - July 2008

Supervised practicum and advanced practicum students from Rivier's Early Childhood Education program.
Created differentiated, integrated emergent curriculum units using Gardener's Multiple Intelligence Model.
Created child portfolios with work samples, pictures and analysis. Wrote and conducted parent conferences.
Created documentation panels for emergent units, open house presentations and special events including PowerPoint slide shows, interactive bulletin boards and books.
Organized and implemented artist study of Andy Goldworthy and author Jane Yolen for center-wide study and events.
Created accreditation binder and participated in successful NAEYC re-accreditation.
Kindergarten Paraprofessional

Kindergarten Paraprofessional

Weybridge Elementary School

August 2003 - June 2004

Assisted in a classroom of 14 kindergarten students, including 504 and IEP support.
Created emergent curriculum science project on decomposition of a jack o' lantern.
Taught Handwriting Without Tears and Bridges in Mathematics curriculum.
Supervised daily recess - implemented Responsive Classroom curriculum and Vivian Gussin Paley's You Can't Say You Can't Play.
Compiled careful observations and contributed to weekly EST meetings.; Team Classroom

Musician Guest of Honor


January 1998 - January 1998

Board Member / Board Member Emeritus


October 1994 - December 1997


Scenario Learning

Head Teacher/Mentor Teacher

Rivier College

Qualifications & Certifications

Saint Michael's College


St. Michael's College


Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University

Salem High School

Oakland University

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