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Jaclyn Shaps

Email: Jshaps11@icloud.com Phone: (847) 987-6722

EDUCATION
University Of Illinois- Urbana Champaign
Bachelor of Science: Special Education, Learning and Behavior Specialist (LBS 1)
License: Illinois Special Teaching Certification (k-21), Type 10 Initial

GPA: 4.0/4.0
June

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Stratton Elementary School
Champaign, IL
Cross-Categorical classroom, Kindergarten, first, and second grade
January 2016-May 2016
Plan and deliver instruction in academic areas as well as functional life skills to students
with Down syndrome, Autism Spectrum disorder, and multiple disabilities
Facilitate learning in the general education classroom and in a pull-out resource setting
Implement evidence based applied behavior analysis instructional methods of discrete trial
training, pivotal response training, and teaching functional routines through the STAR
program
Central High School
Champaign, IL
Self-contained, high school, practicum
August 2015-December 2015
Created and instructed lessons and assessments for a functional math class
Taught reading skills one-on-one tailored to six individual students abilities and needs
Planned ACT and college vocabulary instruction in a college preparation course
Modified general education world history materials to create and lead lessons in a selfcontained world history class
Co-taught a work training class that prepares and assists students for jobs in the
community
Urbana Middle School
Urbana, IL
Co-taught seventh grade and resource classrooms, practicum
January 2015-May 2015
Administered and oversaw curriculum based measurement using AIMSweb progress
monitoring
Collaborated with general education teachers in order to deliver instruction and services to
a diverse group of learners
Developed and implemented individualized instructional programs to teach mathematics
Sangamon Elementary School
Mahomet, IL
Reading Intervention, Pull-out setting, 1st-2nd grade, practicum
September 2014-December 2014
Instructed students using the Fountas & Pinnell leveled book system
Maintained running record data of student progress within a Response to Intervention
framework
Developed and carried out instructional programs to teach sight word and CVC word
recognition
Created an individualized behavior plan for appropriate hallway behavior

WORK AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE


JCC Camp Chi
Lake Delton, WI
Village Leader
June-August 2015
Responsible for providing a healthy, happy, and safe environment for 85 first-time campers
Supervised 14 staff members, including conducting daily staff meetings
Managed relationships with parents by providing consistent communication and comfort
Composed weekly newsletters to provide parents with camper updates

Assistant Village Leader


June 2014-August 2014
Supported the village leader in addressing challenging campers, supervising counselors,
and communication with parents and camp officials
Organized and planned a variety of entertaining and unique activities and programs
International Volunteer HQ Volunteer- Cuzco, Peru and Tanzania, Africa
Volunteer
June 2015
Supported daily needs for an orphanage for 25 kids, including teaching the children how to
cook and prepare meals, directed group games and art activities, assisted and taught
hygiene skills in Cuzco, Peru
June 2014
Assisted in classrooms, taught basic English literacy skills, led and managed group activities
and games, and provided support for children with significant special needs in Tanzania,
Africa
Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation
Champaign, Illinois
Volunteer
January- May 2014
Assisted students with a range of abilities at the After School Program with their homework
Trained weekly one-on-one with an athlete in preparation for the Special Olympics

HONORS AND AWARDS


University of Illinois Honors Bronze Tablet
May 2016
James Scholar
Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015
University of Illinois Deans list
Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014,
Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015
Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Society
2012-Present
Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society
2015-Present

ACTIVITIES AND LEADERSHIP


Best Buddies International- University of Illinois Chapter
Champaign, Illinois
Executive Board Member, Coordinator
Fall 2012-May 2016
Monitor several friendships between members and individuals with disabilities
Liaise between community group homes and organization members
Communicate club news and information to group of club members
Maintain a one-on-one friendship with an individual with disabilities
Epsilon Delta Professional Teacher Organization
Fall 2012-Spring 2015
Active Member
Attended professional guest speakers and participated in education related fundraising and
philanthropic events
Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority

Fall 2012-May 2016

Active Member
Participate in philanthropic events, raising money for the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatrics Aids
Foundations and Sharsheret Breast Cancer Support Group

SKILLS
Assistive and Adaptive Communication: Experience with PECS, Boardmaker, Adaptive
computers and keyboards, Type-to-Talk devices, VOCAs (Voice Output Communication Aids), iPad
applications, Dynavox communication device, choice boards, step-by-steps
Technology: Proficient with iPad, SMART boards, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and Weebly
Languages: American Sign Language (beginner)
Certifications: First Aid and CPR/AED certified

INTERESTS AND ABILITIES


Proficient piano player
Glenbrook North High School womens soccer
Glenbrook North cross-country
REFERENCES
Johnna Dunne
Special Education Teacher
Email: dunnejo@champaignschools.org
Phone: 217-649-9923

Meghan Miller
LBS1 Student Teacher Supervisor
Email: mmkenned@illinois.edu
Phone: 217-712-7186

Jamie Lake
Assistant Director, JCC Camp Chi
Email: jlake@gojcc.org
Phone: 847-763-3565