My name is Caroline, and I am a graduate of the University of Connecticut Neag School of Education's Integrated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Program. I am a certified Elementary teacher in CT (currently instructing grade 5) with my Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I intend to pursue a post-graduate career in Administration and Educational Leadership).
My experience as a dedicated, spirited, and patient tutor has spanned across a diverse array of age ranges and ability levels....
As the Groton Parks and Recreation Special Needs Program Coordinator, I worked on an individual 1-on-1 basis with several student diagnosed with ADHD. Our sessions combined athletic and academic coaching with an emphasis on reading comprehension lessons and attention strategies.
As a North Windham Elementary Neag School of Education student teaching intern, I create and execute daily instructive agendas for an assortment of developmentally disabled elementary students (primarily, low-functioning students with Asperger's Syndrome) to facilitate their transition between special education and mainstream classroom settings. Modifications are made in accordance with their respective IEPs and PPT meeting discussions throughout the school year to ensure subject retention and optimal classroom performance.
In my capacity as a special education department paraprofessional for the Groton Public School district, I mentor 3-4 autistic first and second grade students on a rotating weekly basis.
In addition, I research and evaluate the Autism Spectrum Disorder of my designated student while providing optimal in-school support in accordance with Positive Behavior Interventions and Individualized Education Plans.