Special Education Teacher (Emotionally Disabled) (Current Employee) – Fort Myers, FL – April 21, 2012
I have served for several years in a very specialized, unique school and environment. The experience and situation have afforded me a wonderful opportunity to be creative and innovative. However, at this time, I am interested in exploring new avenues and opportunities.
I had the opportunity to create and direct a program that impacted approximately 100 students per year, nearly the entire school's staff and a segment of our community. Our program, the ExTRA Program (Exceptional Students Transitioning to Responsible Adulthood) was a community-based, work/study volunteer program that brought emotionally disabled older teenagers and young adults to commercial and non-profit organizations in oredr to learn/practice social and work-related skills. Our goal was to transition disabled students into employable workers.
It was very rewarding to have the trust and faith of school district administrators and staff, as well as the students.
being able to see new ideas put into practice