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Daphnie Peterson

6322 South Yellowstone Way, Aurora, CO 80016 - - 303-505-2536 (C) - alex8192@bears.unco.edu

Summary
Dedicated Special Education Teacher candidate focused on building each student's strength and confidence, as well as giving students firm guidelines, regularity and dependability to foster their social and academic growth.

Highlights
In-depth knowledge of autism RTI Knowledgeable 25 years’ experience Management of teams of diverse people. Mother of 3 children Facilitated Peer Buddy Group at Eaglecrest High School Vastly skilled in organizing chaos into Achieved goals

Accomplishments
Coached students in various academics, helping them access the curriculum with an emphasis on achieving growth in skills and knowledge. Worked with over 70 special education students, grades 9 - 12, for 5 years. Created the "work folder system" to monitor special needs tasks at Eaglecrest High School, tracking the students’ progress and creating better communicating between rotating teachers. This system is still in use. Adapted new teaching methods to accommodate the younger learners.

Experience
Red Hawk Ridge Elementary August 2012 to September 2013 Para-Educator Centennial, CO Assist in physical and intellectual development of students, fostering the learning of students from diverse cultures, language backgrounds, learning styles and abilities. Eaglecrest High School September 2007 to June 2012 Para-Educator Centennial, CO Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated learning needs. Encouraged students to be understanding of others. Cradle 2 Crayons Home Childcare April 1997 to September 2007 Owner/Operator Centennial, CO Licensed home childcare. Caring for over 50 children in the 10 years of operation. Established outstanding rapport with parents, county officials and community leaders.

Education
Bachelor of Arts : Teaching Greeley, CO Cumulative GPA 3.54 Estimated Graduation date May 2014

Other Experiences
Joe's Crab Shack, Aurora, CO Server/Flex Manager Provide personal customer service Trained and supervised over 30 employees Managed Cash Complete nightly paperwork including store inventory