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Joe A.

Montalvo, Special Education Program and Transition & Graduation


Specialist
2260 W. Mistletoe San Antonio, TX 78201
Phone: (210) 313-3380

Objective
Work collaboratively with district leadership team and district staff to provide services and support
which will ensure a quality educational program for the districts learners who are eligible for special
education services, based on Federal and State standards and through Research-based best practices.

Experience
Edgewood ISD-Special Ed. Program and Transition & Graduation Specialist
present

2001-2004

August 2001-

Special Education Teacher-Gus Garcia Middle School setting

Resource & Inclusion Teacher


Progress Monitoring/maintained data/Evaluator during student Achievement testing
Prepared Lesson Plans
Participated in School committees/meetings

2004-2007

Lead Special Ed. Teacher-John F Kennedy High School setting

Assign caseloads to Sp.Ed. teachers on campus


Schedule and Chair ARD meetings/ campus coordinator
Accountability of ARD meeting dates/Testing Accommodations/Modifications
Facilitate contact between parents & school staff
Plan & Hold Sp.Ed. staff development meetings on campus to staff
Participate in campus committees/meetings

2007-present

Special Ed. Program and Transition & Graduation Specialist

Provide support to campus personnel on issues regarding Special Education

Support the creation and implementation of special education services on school campuses, in support of
academic and skill development in students with special needs.
Provide support as a liaison between parents, teachers, counselors, nurses, outside agencies and various
District departments.
Provide support as a conflict mediator/problem solver in crisis situations concerning instructional programs,
placement and behaviors of students.

Knowledge of curriculum standards, best practices and appropriate curriculum


accommodations/modifications for special education, grades PK through 12

Supervise and coordinate reading program; Mind Play Virtual Reading Coach (MVRC) in the elementary for
Resource students.

Assist in the selection and implementation of special education instructional materials.

Assist with selecting and evaluating contracts for services of speech therapists, occupational therapist,
physical therapist, and nurse services.

Plan coordinate and conduct district-wide and campus-wide events and activities related to special
education.

Audited campuses for compliance and reported to campus staff. Provided support and action plan for
campus staff to meet compliance for TEA audit.

Notify assigned coordinator and program supervisor of the needs of campuses.

Disseminate information regarding policies and procedures developed by the Department of Special
Education Services.

Provide support to school personnel in order to ensure compliance with local, state and federal special

education policies and procedures in assigned school and/or facilities

Create and deliver staff development presentations to paraprofessionals, teachers and campus
administrators on topics
related to special education.

Attend in-service training in order to maintain current knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to
job assignment.

Keep informed of and comply with state, district, and school regulations and policies for staff, including daily
attendance, punctuality and confidentiality.

Compile, maintain and file all reports, records and other required documents.

Attend and participate in Special Education Department meetings and serve on committees, as required.

Comply with the Texas Educators Code of Ethics

Demonstrate the following core values: integrity, high expectations, commitment, respect, dedication to
teamwork and passion for a student centered environment

Have demonstrated effective communication skills, written and oral, to present information accurately and
clearly to students, parents and staff.

Maintain a professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents and community members.

Maintain familiarity with current trends in the areas of curriculum and special education.

Daily attendance and punctuality at work are essential functions of the job.

I was assigned to provide support and to ensure that homebound services were provided for students in a
homebound setting.

I assisted with overseeing the Edgewood Transition Training Center for students that have graduated and
are seeking employment skills in this program.

Provide assistance with the organizational needs of the Special Education Department.

Support the organizational needs of campuses, upon request.

Plan and create district courses to align

Edgewood ISD-Special Ed. Paraprofessional

August 1993-May 1999

Worked in LIFE skills, Inclusion, Content Mastery & Resource settings


Elementary & Middle School campuses
Implemented student IEP objectives
Progress Monitoring/collected student data
Support students in Inclusion setting, content mastery & Resource settings
Supervised staff & students for afterschool YMCA program
Appointed as a CPOC(campus performance objectives committee) member at the campus level

Education
Our Lady of the Lake University-San Antonio, TX
2

Bachelor of Arts in Special Education


Master of Arts in Autism and Emotional Disturbance
Concordia University (currently attending)
Master of Arts in Educational Administration Specialization

Skills

Speak, read, and write Spanish fluently


Computer, laptop, IPAD, computer software programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Esped, pinnacle, Texas Management program, Pinnacle, Trex, Review 360, Eduphoria, AWARE, and
peripherals, special education instructional materials

Certifications

Elementary Self-Contained Grades 1-8


Generic Special Education Grades PK-12
Seriously Emotionally Disturbed and Autistic Grades PK-12