Jaiden
Smitham
Velma.Lind@yahoo.com
(667) 132-4642 x8184
257 Yost Viaduct
Loyalchester 69684-9037
Summary

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
Elementary School Teacher
Mountainview Elementary School
  • 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
Special Needs Educator
Jane Justin School
  • 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
University of Texas at Austin
Graduated

State of Texas Teaching License