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HARALABOS (HARRY) PRASSAKOS 60-40 264th Street Little Neck, NY 11362 Tel: 347-408-4525 Dear Hiring Manager

: This letter is to express my interest in pursuing a media and communications car eer within your organization. As an experienced Education Paraprofessional with dual Masters Degrees in Elementary and Special Education, as well as a Bachelor s Degree in Criminal Justice, I feel confident of the skill I can bring to your establishment. Enclosed is my resume for your consideration. Although the primary focus of my experience has been in Elementary Education, I am certain that my qualifications and skills, when linked with the vision of you r organization, will create positive results. Having achieved career goals, I a m interested in expanding my professional horizons by seeking new challenges. T he key strengths that I possess for success include, but are not limited to, the following: Provide exceptional contributions toward positive development Adapt quickly to changing environments Excellent ability to concurrently manage while meeting performance standards an d various subdivisional needs across multiple levels Effective communication and organizational skills Problem solver in a challenging setting Strong team player in a supportive cooperative environment Dedicated toward safety and improvement of service I have a breadth of experience of the type that gives you the versatility to pla ce me in a number of contexts with confidence that the level of excellence you e xpect will be met. Thank you for your time. I look forward to an opportunity to speak with you fur ther regarding a role in your organization. Sincerely, Haralabos Prassakos

HARALABOS (HARRY) PRASSAKOS 60-40 264th Street Little Neck, NY 11362 Tel: 347-408-4525 Highly accomplished professional poised to transition solid background in educat ion to excel in a communications position within your organization. Possess dua l Masters Degrees in Elementary and Special Education, and a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. Special skills include exposure to hearing impaired students and their specific needs. Offer outstanding organization and conflict resoluti on skills. Experienced in maintaining records, handling multiple tasks, and com plying with administrative policies in a cooperative team environment. ________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Department of Education Paraprofessional

2003 Present

M.S. 67, Little Neck, NY 2009 Present Working one-on-one as paraprofessional for hearing impaired student. Extensive communication with parents on daily basis. Integrate student activities in small group setting. Assist with lesson plans and development of IEP for student. Provide specialized assistance with course materials, as needed, in order to fa cilitate students satisfaction of academic goals. Act as liaison with students other service providers, as necessary. P.S. 221, Little Neck, NY 2003 2009 Provided assistance to students with disabilities, ages 5 10. Specialized instruction for hearing impaired students. Coordinated teaching responsibilities and classroom management with Professiona l Staff. Worked closely with classroom teacher to achieve and maintain optimal levels of student performance. Daily parent communication; trouble shot problems and/or issues with school adm inistration or other service providers, as needs arose. Provided small group instruction to ensure achievement of individual academic g oals. STUDENT TEACHING P.S. 221, Little Neck, NY January - May, 2008

Grade 4 January March, 2008 Developed and instructed lessons in all subject areas. Reinforced math skills by working directly with individual students. Designed classroom bulletin board. Provided small group instruction to supplement classroom lessons. Grade l March May, 2008 Developed and instructed lessons in all subject areas for students with disabil ities and developmental delays. Created individual assignments to meet the individual needs of these students. Designed classroom bulletin board. Provided small group instruction to ensure individual achievement of academic g oals. EDUCATION / SKILLS M.A., Elementary Education, ( 1- 6), and Special Education, (1 6), Long Island University / C.W. Post University -- G.P.A. 3.6 B.S., Criminal Justice, St. Johns University In process of obtaining Human Resources certification at C.W. Post University