Jaiden
Smitham
(667) 132-4642 x8184
Velma.Lind@yahoo.com
257 Yost Viaduct

Goal-driven professional educator offering 5+ years of experience working with special needs, learning-different and general population students. Skilled at evaluating student abilities with academic goals to tailor lesson plans and programs accordingly. Flair for establishing rapport with students to engender trust and promote physical, social and emotional growth.

Employment History
Mountainview Elementary School
Elementary School Teacher
  • Provided high-quality instructional teaching to classes of 25-30 students aged 4-6
  • Developed curriculum from the ground-up while complying with guidance from State Ministry
  • Prepared special after school programs for students needing additional help in ESL
  • Enhanced reading levels by effectively modifying lessons to accommodate all competencies
  • Used positive reinforcement to crystallize ideal behaviors and mediate conflict calm
Jane Justin School
Special Needs Educator
  • Led one-on-one remedial sessions for children with special needs and/or learning disabilities
  • Emphasized social learning by promoting values such as collaboration and teamwork
  • Adapted teaching materials and styles to the needs of individual students to accelerate growth
  • Achieved an average of 15% improvement in student test scores over the course of a year
  • Formulated activities to meet each student's individual needs and abilities
Professional Skills
  • Individualized Education Plans
  • Creative Lesson Planning
  • Curriculum Development
  • Student Motivation
  • Parent-Teacher Relations
  • Parent-Teacher Relations
  • Assessment Tools
  • Special Needs Education
  • Writing Practice
Education
Bachelor of Arts, History
Graduated University of Texas at Austin

State of Texas Teaching License