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WA LT ER C OL L I N S

2525 East Vandrunen Drive  Crete, Illinois 60417  H: 708.417.8123 Waltercollinsjr@yahoo.com

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Biology (May 2009)


Jackson State University – Jackson, Mississippi

Masters of Education in Special Education (Dec 2018)


Grand Canyon University – Phoenix, Arizona

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
 Areas of Expertise:
 All School Testing  Staff Development  Recruiting/Selection
Coordinator  ASEP Cert./Coaching  Job Specific Technology
 Conflict Resolution  Collaboration  Safety/Security Training

 Strong skills in establishing productive work environments, fostering teamwork, and


collaborating with others to achieve common goals; attention to details, and Complex problem
solving abilities. Certifications in CPR and First Aid
 Computer Proficiencies: Microsoft Windows operating systems; Microsoft Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, and Outlook.

EXPERIENCE
Homewood-Flossmoor High School; Flossmoor, Illinois
Special Education Student Teacher (Physical Science, Biology, & Chemistry) Sep/2018-Dec/2018

Homewood-Flossmoor High School; Flossmoor, Illinois


Department Substitute Teacher SPED (Self-Contained, Cross Categorical, & Life Skills)
Nov/2012-Sep/2018
 Provides specialized learning experiences and supervision of students with behavioral,
emotional, and social disabilities in a supportive and positive classroom environment that
develops in each student the skills, attitudes, and knowledge to meet and exceed the
State Core Curriculum Content Standards as outlined in the Individualized Education
Plan (IEP) for the student, using approved curricula and directives of the school.
 Working collaboratively with other members of the school staff, particularly the Student
Development Team, and with parents of each student.
 Carry out therapeutic regimens such as behavior modification and personal development
programs, under the supervision of special education instructors, psychologists, or
speech-language pathologists.
 Provide extra assistance to student with special needs, such as those with physical and
mental disabilities. Assist student individually or in small groups in order to help those
master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers. Supervise
student in classrooms, halls, and gymnasiums, or on field trips.
 Enforce administration policies and rules governing student. Attend staff meetings, and
serve on committees as required. Operate and maintain audiovisual equipment.

Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball (6 yr. Exp.)& Junior Varsity Field Hockey (1 yr. Exp.) Coach
 Responsible for assisting the head coach with organizing the sport specific program at
the school and assists with conducting practices, scouting, motivating students, and
instructing student athletes in game strategies and techniques. Assess player’s skills,
monitors players during competition and practice, and keeps the Head Coach informed
of the athletic performance of students.
 Models sportsman-like behavior and maintains appropriate conduct towards players,
officials, and spectators. Participates in special activities to include parent’s night,
banquets, Awards night, and pep assemblies.
 Distributes equipment, supplies, and uniforms to students as directed by the head coach
and maintains the equipment room in orderly condition and assumes responsibility for
its security.

Aunt Martha’s Youth Services


Assistant Program Manager Nov/2009-Nov/2012
 Provided direct daily care to 8-10 youth residents and taught them acceptable social skills
while administering their individual treatment plans and medication management.
 Ensure efficiency and compliance in the daily operations of the residential facility as well
as ensuring that the group home operations support the needs of the clients through the
coordination of staffing, adherence to facility safety, maintenance standards, client
maintenance tasks are completed, and performance improvement activities are followed.
 Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training staff; maintaining a safe,
secure, and legal work environment; developing personal growth opportunities.
 Accomplishes staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring,
and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees;
developing, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, procedures, and productivity
standards. Ensuring all safety protocols are adhered to and performance improvement
activities followed.
 Establishes strategic goals by gathering pertinent business, financial, service, and
operations information; identifying and evaluating trends and options; choosing a course
of action; defining objectives; evaluating outcomes. Accomplishes financial objectives by
forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures;
analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
 Provides overall leadership and effective management of the program, provide
supervision and support to all programmatic staff within the home in order to ensure a
therapeutic home environment is provided to the clients, operations support the needs of
the youth and client service delivery is provided in accordance with treatment plans;
ensures the program operates in compliance with all DCFS Placement, Licensing,
Agency and Joint Commission standards. Solving crisis situations involving both staff
and clients.

References Available Upon Request