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LEANNE PETERSEN

LEANNE PETERSEN

Oceanside,CA

Summary

Energetic Teacher with experience developing and implementing diverse curriculums covering wide range of subjects. Highly skilled at motivating students through positive encouragement and reinforcement of concepts via interactive classroom instruction and observation. Successful in helping students develop strong literacy, numeracy, social and learning skills.

Overview

31
31
years of professional experience
1
1
Certification

Work History

EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE

State of CA
2010.01 - 2018.01
  • 8 yrs experience interviewing, analyzing and managing unemployment cases, wrote reviews of legal eligibility for Unemployment Benefits
  • Collected and analyzed information to monitor compliance outcomes
  • Identified, screened and enroledl participants into program
  • Conducted pre-screening interviews and prepared preliminary evaluations to pre-enroll clients into the program

RESOURCE SPECIALIST

The Learning Choice Academy, Home School Charter
2009.01 - 2010.01
  • Compiled reliable student data by developing and enforcing standardized monitoring for 100% of identified special education students
  • Helped formulate IEP plans and complied with all outlined improvement goals.
  • Identified useful resources and coordinated referrals.
  • Utilized diverse instructional strategies to engage students and improve grasp of material.

SPECIAL DAY CLASS EDUCATION SPECIALIST

Castro Valley USD/Ralston Middle School
Castro Valley/Belmont , CA
2006.10 - 2009.01
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Partnered with standard education teachers from across academic departments.
  • Taught reading, language arts and social sciences in self-contained ED and LD classroom of third and fourth grade students

Reading Intervention Specialist/K/1st Grade Teacher

Monarch Academy
2000.08 - 2006.01
  • Wrote and delivered customized instruction to individual students and groups.
  • Performed assessments and analyzed results to spot students in need of further help, increased reading levels by 1 to 3 grade levels
  • Used approaches such as Lindamood Bell Speech Therapy and Reading Recovery to achieve dramatic results with students.
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
  • Developed interventions for students currently struggling or at risk of falling behind.
  • Enhanced knowledge by attending training and adopting new technologies.
  • Supervised small reading groups of students.

TEACHER

Aspire Public Schools, Charter
  • Worked cooperatively with other teachers, administrators and parents to help students reach learning objectives.
  • Communicated frequently with parents, students and faculty to provide feedback and discuss instructional strategies.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Encouraged creative thinking and motivated students by addressing individual strengths and weaknesses based on standardized testing results.
  • Incorporated exciting and engaging activities to achieve student participation and hands-on learning.
  • Instructed students in core educational principles, concepts and in-depth subject matter, improving student performance by 1-3 grade levels.

K/1 Teacher

San Diego City Schools
2000.01 - 2003.01
  • Worked cooperatively with other teachers, administrators and parents to help students reach learning objectives.
  • Communicated frequently with parents, students and faculty to provide feedback and discuss instructional strategies.
  • Incorporated multiple types of teaching strategies into classroom.
  • Implemented creative ways to foster curiosity for complex principles through hands-on learning and planned activities.

PRESCHOOL EDUCATOR

National School District, San Diego Community College
1993.01 - 1997.01
  • Sanitized toys and play equipment each day to maintain safety and cleanliness.
  • Maintained well-controlled classrooms by clearly outlining standards and reinforcing positive behaviors.
  • Applied play-based strategies to provide diverse approaches to learning.
  • Organized activities to teach preschool children foundational learning skills such as letters and numbers.

Child Development Specialist

San Diego City College Children's Center
San Diego , CA
1986.01 - 1993.01
  • Prepared children for success in classroom settings through encouragement and exploration of learning activities.
  • Provided community resources and education to families to increase knowledge and advocacy skills.
  • Built solid and trusting rapport with children and families, fostering trust and communication to meet developmental needs.
  • Directed parents and Child Development students in interactions using modeled interventions during children's daily routines.

Education

Mild/Moderate Special Education Credential - Education Counseling

San Jose State University
San Jose, CA
05.2007

Master of Arts - Counseling Education

University of Arizona
Tucson
01.1981

Bachelor of Arts - Elementary/Early Childhood Education

Arizona State University
Tempe
05.1979

Skills

  • Student-Centered Learning
  • Learning Modalities
  • Instructional Materials Creation
  • Student Motivation and Engagement
  • Special Education
  • Literacy Support
  • Positive Learning Environment
  • Social Development
  • Home Visits
  • Classroom Management Techniques
  • Policy Interpretation
  • Logical and Methodical

Certification

Professional Clear Multiple Subjects – 6/2023

Work Availability

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Timeline

EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM REPRESENTATIVE

State of CA
2010.01 - 2018.01

RESOURCE SPECIALIST

The Learning Choice Academy, Home School Charter
2009.01 - 2010.01

SPECIAL DAY CLASS EDUCATION SPECIALIST

Castro Valley USD/Ralston Middle School
2006.10 - 2009.01

Reading Intervention Specialist/K/1st Grade Teacher

Monarch Academy
2000.08 - 2006.01

K/1 Teacher

San Diego City Schools
2000.01 - 2003.01

PRESCHOOL EDUCATOR

National School District, San Diego Community College
1993.01 - 1997.01

Child Development Specialist

San Diego City College Children's Center
1986.01 - 1993.01

TEACHER

Aspire Public Schools, Charter

Mild/Moderate Special Education Credential - Education Counseling

San Jose State University

Master of Arts - Counseling Education

University of Arizona

Bachelor of Arts - Elementary/Early Childhood Education

Arizona State University
Professional Clear Multiple Subjects – 6/2023
LEANNE PETERSEN