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  1. 1. Allison Burg 45195 Yorkshire Dr. Novi, MI 48378 Education Central Michigan University - Master of Arts in Special Education for the Learning Disabled – May 1996 Graduated with 3.9 GPA Central Michigan University - Bachelor of Science in Education– Major: Special Education for the Mentally Impaired Minor: English - December 1991 - Graduated Cum Laude Professional Experience Teacher Consultant forSpecial Education for Novi Community School District – August 1997 to Present  Skillfully conducted comprehensive educational evaluations in compliance with state and federal guidelines, within deadlines, using reliable and valid instruments to determine special eligibility for all potential eligibility categories.  Effectively coordinated initial and three year evaluations for special education  Accurately completed compliant special education paperwork including Multidiscipline Evaluation Team Reports (MET), Individualized Education Plans (IEP), REED, Amendments, Time Line Extensions, and Release of Information forms, Invitations, Medicaid and FAPE.  Effectively facilitated Student Support Team Meetings as part of the MTSS process where I lead educational teams to analyze student achievement and behavioral data in order to provide effective research based instructional and behavioral interventions.  Recognized as a district leader in utilizing Response to Intervention model to improve student achievement. Data analysis guided decisions regarding potential disabilities and effectiveness of interventions. Coached general education teachers, special education teacher, reading specialists and parents in effective explicit, systematic, research based academic and behavioral interventions for students with disabilities or students not meeting with success. Special Education Inclusion Teacher for Eaton Rapids Public Schools September1995 – June 1997  Co-Taught all academic areas in elementary classrooms where I devised and implemented developmentally appropriate instruction in all curriculum areas for students with a variety of disabilities.  Responsible for evaluating students for IEPs and eligibility. Scheduled and facilitated IEPTs for students on caseload.  Collaborated with teachers, administration and parents to provide effective accommodations and modification of classroom materials and instructional techniques to meet the needs of all students, especially those with disabilities First Grade Teacher for Clare Primary School September1993-June 1995  Employed Guided Reading to individualized reading instruction and combined Writers Workshop and Process Writing model to successfully build written expression skills  Effectively implemented a differentiated, academically oriented curriculum for regular education and mainstreamed students in the areas of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Health.  Demonstrated effective classroom management skills  Supervised a classroom paraprofessional and successfully trained a student teacher Special Education Teacher – Clare Middle School September 1992 – June 1993  Successfully designed and implemented instruction for students with disabilities in a sixth grade resource room in the areas of Math and Reading. Mrs. Burg passionately advocates for all students to be successful. She collaborates with and helps guide other professionals to pursue and monitor specially designed instructional techniques in order for each student to achieve at their highest levels. She is a master communicator and serves as a fabulous resource for educators, students, and their families. – Dave Ascher – Principal of Novi Woods Allison’s ability to correctly identify disabilities is unrivaled. Her compassion when communicating with parents is not only exceptional, but delivered with heartfelt empathy. She is a genuine team player. Nancy Willis Elementary Resource Room Teacher Allison exudes professionalism and excellence through all her efforts. I consider her a treasure of information that would otherwise be unknown to families and teachers who so desperately need help for their students. She conveys information, even ideas that are difficult to accept, in an articulate and compassionate manner, and in terms parents and general education teachers can understand and relate. Rhonda Hoffman 4th Grade Teacher The collaborative efforts between Allison, the classroom teacher and I were solid, seamless and successful. Alice Smith – Title I/ESL Coordinator
  2. 2.  Successfully co-taught fifth and sixth grade English. Professional Strengths and Skills  Excellent communication skills, both in writing and orally  Conduct myself with integrity, trustworthiness and professionalism  Expert level educational evaluation skills to determine a student’s true disability  Deep understanding of how disabilities impact children and their families  Ability to provide not only professional support , but emotional support to staff and families in stressful situations  Strong work ethic, approachable and a passion for helping others  Ability to lead and inspire teams professionally  Diffuse emotionally escalating situations with parents, staff and students alike  Possess both creative and analytical problem solving abilities  Constantly seeking to improve professional skills  Organization skills and attention to detail Recent Committees and Activities  Co-Chair WIN (What I Need Time) for Novi Woods Elementary School  Teacher Consultant Team Leader – Supported administration in successfully implementing systems changes in the special education department and lead department meeting for TC group  Specific Learning Disability (SLD) District Representatives serve – Oakland Schools Learning Disabilities Committee for District – Team re-authored Specific Learning Disabilities Guidelines and analyzed data leading to Disproportionality  Pathwise Mentor (5 Staff Members Mentored),  PLC Meeting on Vertical Team – Universal Design for Learning the Classroom Professional Development  Comprehensive Assessment for Specific Learning Disabilities - Specific Eligibility Determination  A Guide to Reading Fluency and Assessment of Specific Learning Disabilities in IDEA  Assessment and Response to Intervention in a Unified Support System  Differentiated Instruction for Today's Classroom  Equity and Excellence in Education  Continuous Improvement Monitoring – Helping Students Succeed  Leveled Literacy Intervention  Wilson Reading System 2 day training  Reading Instruction for all Ages – SLD Symposium  Orton Gillingham Method of Teaching Reading - Overview  Providing Individualized Reading Instruction in the General Education Classroom  Strategic Instructional Model from U of K– Visual Imagery Strategy and Paragraph Writing Strategy  Nonviolent Crisis Intervention  Tools for Professional Residence The SIOP Model – Making Content Comprehensible for English Language Learners  Math and Special Education Team Up – Working Together to Adapt Every Day Math for Students with Special Needs  Courageous and Intentional Conversations  Fountas and Pinnell Assessment  Restorative Practice  Writing Across the Curriculum I was able to benefit from Allison’s skills numerous times. But what is just as what is just as impressive, is how she doesn't dwell on Problems, but deals with solutions. Nancy Bain – 3rd Grade Teacher Allison Burg is an exceptional Teacher Consultant. She always was very knowledgeable with a multitude of specially designed instructional strategies and was able to provide strategic planning. She has the students' best interest in mind and makes decisions with integrity. She is easily approachable, and communicates decisions, rationale, and strategies effectively. Bridget Zahradnik – 1st Grade Teacher This work (RTI) contributes significantly to your value as a tem member, and it fits well with you role as a T.C. How can you support other T.C.s in replicating this type of work in other buildings? Job Evaluation 2013 Allison Burg's specialty is giving specialized instruction suggestions to teachers. Her suggestions, tips and ability to find just the right strategy has helped me to be able to reach countless students over the years. Michelle Donberger – 4th Grade Teacher
  3. 3. Testimonials: Mrs. Burg passionately advocates for all students to be successful. She collaborates with and helps guide other professionals to pursue and monitor specially designed instructionaltechniques in order for each student to achieve at their highest levels. She is a master communicator and serves as a fabulous resource for educators, students, and their families. – Dave Ascher –Principalof Novi Woods Allison Burg's specialty is giving specialized instruction suggestions to teachers. Her suggestions, tips and ability to find just the right strategy has helped me to be able to reach countless students over the years. Michelle Donberger – 4th Grade Teacher Allison and I developed action plansforstudentsin order to record strategiesapplied with fidelity and frequency of application. We would often sittogetherand discussnoted studentbehaviorsand patterns observed in order to modify theplan of action forthe student.IIn mostinstances,ourplansbrought aboutan increasein studentachievementand a referralfor special education would notoccur. The collaborativeeffortsbetween Allison,theclassroomTeacherand I were solid, seamlessand successful. Alice Smith - Title I/ESL Coordinator Allison Burg is an exceptional Teacher Consultant. She always was very knowledgeable with a multitude of specially designed instructional strategies and was able to provide strategic planning. She has the students' best interest in mind and makes decisions with integrity. She is easily approachable, easily approachable, and communicates decisions, rationale, and strategies effectively. Bridget Zahradnik – 1st Grade Teacher Allison, you clearly have a strong interest in instructional practices and collecting/analyzing progress data to determine the effectiveness of those strategies. Your commitment to supporting teachers in this work (and in turn, making a difference for students) is commendable. This work contributes significantly to your value as a team member, and it fits well with your role as a teacher consultant. How can you support other teacher consultants in replicating this type of work in other buildings? Job Evaluation April of 2013 Allison exudes professionalism and excellence through all her efforts. I consider her a treasure of information that would otherwise be unknown to families and teachers who so desperately need help for their students. She conveys information, even ideas that are difficult to accept, in an articulate and compassionate manner, and in terms parents and general education teachers can understand and relate. Rhonda Hoffman 4th Grade Teacher
  4. 4. She always seems to know the perfect way to deliver hard messages to parents, and demonstrates both empathy and extreme professionalism when articulating a problem. But what is just as impressive, is how she doesn't dwell on problems, but deals with solutions. I was able to benefit from Allison’s skills numerous times, yet one instance stands out as he had us stumped. With Allison’s assistance, we were able to unlock some of the mystery in his learning style, as Allison not only told me some strategies to use, but also coached me in how to use these methods. She set up a schedule and kept checking up on what was working and what needed to be changed. The parents were kept in the loop too, as she had some additional suggestions of alternative ways of doing things at home. With her guidance, we saw dramatic results with the child. This is just one of many examples of how Allison Burg has made a difference in the lives of so many in our school community at Novi Woods. Nancy Bain 3rd Grade Teacher Allison’s ability to correctly identify disabilities is unrivaled. Her compassion when communicating with parents is not only exceptional, but delivered with heartfelt empathy. She is a genuine team player. Nancy Willis Elementary Resource Room Teacher Through theSST processAllison coached me on variousinstructionalmethods,such asGlassAnalysis, for studentsstruggling withphonicsskills. Studentsincreased their self-confidencewith words. This intervention waseasy to useand the children caughton quickly. Their improved phonics skills successfully transferred to reading and writing in the classroom. Meredith Ben 1st Grade Teacher

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