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Mackenzie Mantione

735 E Helen Street, Tucson, Arizona 85719


(973) 525-0055  mmantione@email.arizona.edu

PROFESSIONAL GOAL
I am a student who has been recognized for my extrovert personality and high academic achievement. As an
educator, I strive to promote alternative learning styles and am committed to supporting all students’
learning needs.

EDUCATION
University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona
College of Education
Baccalaureate of Science, Special Education and Rehabilitation: Special Education May 2018
Emphasis, Mild-Moderate Disabilities Current GPA: 3.738

West Morris Mendham High School Mendham, New Jersey


Graduated June 2018

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Field Practicum-Classroom Observations Tucson, AZ
Peter Howell Elementary School, Self-Contained, Grades 2-5 Fall 2015-Spring 2016
 Observation and participation in a classroom that served students with mild-moderate disabilities.
 Observed and understand bad classroom and behavior management, which shaped my classroom
management philosophy.
 Saw the importance of using student appropriate and student-targeted lessons.

Field Practicum-Classroom Observations Chester, NJ


Black River Middle School, Inclusion Specialist, Resource Teacher, 6 th Grade Winter 2015
 Observed utilization of technology to assist students with disabilities.
 Participated in co-teaching with general education teachers in the inclusion setting.

Field Practicum-Classroom Observations Tucson, AZ


Morgan Maxwell K-8 School, Self-Contained, Grades 2-5 Fall 2016
 I observed and participated in a classroom that served students with different levels of mild-moderate
disabilities.
 In the classroom, I assisted with reading and spelling. I distributed spelling tests to students who needed
assistance I helped maintain focus throughout the classroom.

Field Practicum-Classroom Observations Tucson, AZ


Sunnyside High School, Resource, 9th Grade, Biology Spring 2016
 I observed and participated in a resource classroom that served students with different levels of mild-
moderate disabilities within the subject of science.
 I gained knowledge in classroom management and behavior in the high school setting.

Field Practicum-Classroom Observations Tucson, AZ


Sunnyside High School, Inclusion Specialist, Case Manager Spring 2016
 I worked one on one with an inclusion specialist who introduced the IEP creation process.
 I observed and participated in containing a situation of bullying with one student.
 I was introduced management technique of organization and behavior used when dealing with students
who are fully included in the general education classroom.
Field Practicum-Classroom Observations Tucson, AZ
Flowing Wells High School, Self-Contained, Inclusion, Life Skills, Grades 9-12 Fall 2017
 I was consumed by the positive chaos of a high school life skills classroom that served students with
different levels of severe and profound disabilities.
 I participated in life skills such as cooking and cleaning.
 Relationships were grown with students through entertainment, verbal communication, and dance.
I was introduced to full physical contact behaviors and how to take on the situations depending on the action.

Field Practicum-Student Teaching Tucson, AZ


Desert View High School, Self-Contained, Inclusion, LD & EBD, Transition (College & Career Ready)
Grade 12 Spring 2018
 I currently co-teach and leads teach senior English.
 I use adaptations and modifications of the English curriculum to ensure student success and growth in
their academics.
 I help construct and participate in students IEP’s
 I have learned behavior management of high school students.
 I actively engage with students to better understand their disability and life outside of school.

FABAS, Functional Applied Behavior Analysis Specialists Tucson, AZ


Registered Behavior Technician January 2017 – Present
 Provide positive behavioral support services to families with children on the Autism Spectrum
 Work in home one on one with client
 Create monthly and quarterly reports on client’s progress
 Interact with individuals ranging from the ages of 1 years old to 6 years old whom have Autism

Hand Over Hand Morris Plans, NJ


Registered Behavior Technician May 2017-August 2017
 Provide comprehensive individualized support services to families at home.
 Utilize ABA while working in a preschool setting.

RECOGNITION/LEADERSHIP
Academic Awards:
Deans List Fall 2015 & Fall 2016
Dean’s List with Academic Distinction Spring 2016
Honorable Mention Spring 2017
Academic Year Academic Distinction Fall 2015-Spring 2017
Michelle Combs Award University of Arizona SALT Center 2016-2017

University of Arizona Club Women’s Lacrosse Team Tucson, AZ


Captain Fall 2015-Current

CERDIFICATIONS
CPR & First Aid Fall 2016
Article 9 Fall 2016