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Kathleen Duggan

1200 N. Garfield St. Apt. 519 Arlington, Virginia, 22201 703-965-6578 E-Mail: Professional Summary I am a motivated, enthusiastic educator of students with disabilities and I have 15-plus years of experience fostering a cohesive student learning atmosphere. I believe my role as a teacher is to provide a safe and effective learning environment for my students. I am responsible for advocating for my students and for encouraging, nurturing and challenging them through their skill-building as they continue to grow to their full potential. It is my personal goal to protect the self-esteem and uniqueness of each child in my classroom and I do my best to make the most of the short but hopefully impactful part I may play in their lives. As a teacherleader, I am in a unique position to lead both students and colleagues by my example. As a life-long learner, I continue to seek to be challenged and I am perpetually learning from my students and my fellow educators. Qualifications Experience with special needs and ELL Experience with instructional design Teaching/Tutoring/Remediation Behavior-modification /Social skills strategies Providing a positive learning environment Assessing diverse learning styles Implementing differentiated instruction Providing student-centered learning Conducting Parent/Teacher conferences Planning for transition-to-middle school Providing structure and consistency Participating in school improvement planning Power Point - Word - Excel- Google Docs Experience August 2004 to Present Arlington Public Schools Arlington, Virginia Special Education Lead Teacher - Barrett Elementary Coordinate special education staff resources and schedules Provide differentiated instruction and support for special education students per IEPs Conduct IEP committee meetings to review and/or draft individualized goals and objectives Communicate student IEP goal progress to parents, teachers and students Administer educational evaluations and prepare reports to assist in determining student eligibility for special education services Promote Best Practices instruction as a Professional Practices Committee member Initiate and participate in Vertical Team meetings for staff to communicate across grade levels and curricula Classroom motivation strategies Providing staff development-training Certified in Crisis Prevention Intervention PLC - team planning, data analysis Strong classroom management skills Using Instructional Best Practices IEP and Behavior Plan development Accommodations and Modifications Resources/Procedures/Regulations Scheduling instruction/support services Smart Board - Document Camera Resource and collaborative teaching Formative/Summative assessment

As a Bridge Team representative: facilitate collaboration and communication between the ESOL/HILT department supporting second language learners and the special education department to ensure that both programs effectively support dually-identified students As an Intervention Assistance Team (IAT) member: work with teachers to develop and review intervention plans and monitor progress for at-risk students As a certified Crisis-Prevention-Intervention (CPI) team member: assist in de-escalation of students displaying at-risk behaviors As a School Leadership Team member: review school assessment data to inform instruction and collaborate with team members with district support to structure initiatives, train staff, monitor implementation and review progress and effectiveness of plan components August 1998 to June 2004 Eanes ISD Austin, Texas Special Education Teacher - Valley View Elementary Provided differentiated instruction and support for special education students per IEPs Participated in Staff Professional Development and Vertical Teams to promote growth, collaboration and communication across grades and across curricula. July 1986 to August 1998 Stay-at-Home Mom short-order cook secretary counselor drill sergeant tutor chauffeur nurse laundress psychologist coach referee accountant chamber-maid barber

October 1979 to June 1986

The Phaneuf Center Brockton, Massachusetts Licensed Social Worker Supervised and conducted individual and group counseling sessions and developed short and longterm treatment plans for residents of a residential treatment facility for emotionally troubled youth, ages 13-21, who were experiencing serious family, drug and/or alcohol-related problems

January 1979 to May 1979

Hampshire County Superior Court Northampton, Massachusetts Probation Officer Intern Prepared and presented pre-trial reports on defendants awaiting trial Supervised convicted offenders on probation Monitored progress of probationer rehabilitation through home and workplace visits.

Education 2011 University of New England Biddeford, Maine, USA Literacy Concentration Master of Science in Education - GPA 4.0 1998 Teacher as Leader Differentiation Theory and Strategies Motivational Theory and Classroom Management Connecting Reading with Writing for Success Meeting Student Literacy Challenges Supporting Literacy Development Literacy Assessments Action Research Project Portfolio Study Skills and Content Literacy

Region XIII - ECP Austin, Texas, USA Teacher Certification Cohort


University of Massachusetts Amherst, Massachusetts, USA Sociology Bachelor of Arts Certifications Virginia Certification: Teacher of Special Education K - 12 Teacher of General Education Pre-K-6 Highly Qualified Crisis-Prevention-Intervention Texas Certification: Teacher of Special Education Pre-K - 12 Teacher of General Education 1-8 Teacher of Gifted and Talented Crisis-Prevention-Intervention Personal Married to Paul since 1983; Four Children: Emily (28), Matthew (26), Patrick (23), Tommy (22) References Available upon request