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Jessica Kemmeur



To establish my individual skills and enhance my ability to work with students with special needs in an inclusive classroom setting.

University of New England

Masters in Education


Inclusion Concentration University of Maine at Farmington- Farmington, ME 1999-2003

B.S, Special Education-Mental Retardation

Professional Certificate (282) K-8

Language Arts concentration with an emphasis on language

K-2 Special Education Teacher RSU 23 Young School, Saco, ME September 2009 Present

Program, plan, and develop specially designed instruction for students with Autism and Developmental disabilities. Facilitate IEP meetings Design individual educational plans (IEPs) based on data driven instruction Assess students for eligibility for special education using standardized assessment tools. Plan educational programming using SMART Boards, iPads, and assistive technology. Member of RTI and Learning Community Support System (LCSS) teams. Participated in an integrated grade level PLC. July 2007-August 2009

Special Education Teacher Spurwink Roosevelt Day Treatment, South Portland, ME

Plan daily tasks for students with autism, PDD, and mental retardation Supervise five educational technicians Develop IEPs, Educational Reports and Quarterly Reviews of students progress Member of the Spurwink Consultation Team - providing consultation and training to assist public schools with the development and implementation of programs for students with various disabilities Member of Life Skills Curriculum team Trained in: Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and the SCERTS model September 2004-June 2007

Special Education Teacher Spurwink Cornville Staff Secure

Plan daily lesson for a multi-age classroom for students with severe behavioral and emotional needs as well as various developmental and cognitive delays Administer assessments and develop IEPs Attend and create reports for IEP meetings and six-month consults

Designed individual positive behavior plans Supervise educational technicians Trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), and Ross Greenes Collaborative Problem Solving

Related Experience
Student Teacher Cascade Brook School Farmington, ME

September 2003-Decemer 2003

Taught 4th-6th grade students with various disabilities in a life skills classroom Developed a unit on Living Skills Attended and participated in many PET meetings Designed, developed, and implemented a Picture Exchange Communications System (PECS) book for a student with autism Assumed all daily tasks required by the teacher

Child Care Provider Sugarloaf/USA Childcare Carrabassett Valley, ME

2000-2004 (Winters)

Communicated childrens needs with parents Nurtured children by constructing age-appropriate activities in art, music, language, and motor skills

Head Teacher of Toddler Room Winter 2003/2004

Created a program book of motor, music, art, and language activities for toddlers Created a daily schedule 1997-2004 (Summers)

The Paul Center, Chelmsford, MA

Pod Instructor 2004

Supported students, ages 3-21 years with a variety of learning styles and needs, through daily living and academic skills in a camp setting Constructed IEPs Supervised Assistant Leaders, One-to-Ones, and Volunteers Provided direct care to a boy with Down Syndrome Assisted Pod Instructor in teaching students with a variety of special needs

One-to-One 2002-2003 Assistant Pod Instructor 1998-2001

Related Accomplishments
February 2004 Sugarloaf/USA Received Presidents Award

2000-2002 UMF Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Attended and participated in club meetings and activities Managed and maintained the clubs budget as treasurer

July-August 2001

Respite Care

Provided respite care for a boy with autism Practiced adapted daily living skills Supervised him on daily community outings

2001 Winter Special Olympics Assisted with the snow-shoe event

References Available Upon Request