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L.Ezerins SPED Resume

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L.Ezerins SPED Resume

  1. 1. Work Experience Gymnastics Coach February 2008 – Present Dunne’s School of Gymnastics, Hebron, Connecticut • Instruct students, ages 3 to 14 years old basic gymnastic skills, which challenge students mentally and physically via stations that require different muscles, coordination, and determination. • Designed and created engaging lesson plans for each class, depending on age and skill level. • Communicated effectively with parents about achievements and concerns • Tended to children’s behaviors in a positive and understanding manner • Summer Camp First Aid/ CPR Director, knowledge of safety and risk management procedures and implementation Lydia C. Ezerins 16 Coates Farm Rd. Amston, CT 06231 lydia.ezerins@uconn.edu (860)-559-8695 Education University of Connecticut Storrs, Connecticut NEAG School of Education IB/M Program for Special Education Bachelor of Science Special Education 2011-2014 Mathematics Concentration Masters Educational Psychology Field of Study Special Education 2014- 2015 Submitted Book for Publication to NCTM; Beyond “Show Your Work: Strategies for Implementing Mathematical Argumentation Cumulative GPA- 3.5/ 4.0 CT Teaching Certification Comprehensive Special Education K-12; Mild/Moderate Disabilities Teaching Experience Master’s Internship/ Inquiry Project Fall 2014- 2015 Buckley Elementary School, Manchester, CT • Supported a state grant “Bridging the Gap Between Connecticut Educators in Mathematics” • Pushed into K-4 classrooms for whole or small group math instruction • Inquiry Project focus on MP3, mathematical argumentation • Performed action research cycles on supporting struggling students in math argumentation by using a restructured writing frame to scaffold students writing in mathematics • Collaborated with other grant members to write a curriculum resource and assessment tools focused on MP3 • Beyond “Show Your Work”: Strategies for Implementing Written Mathematical Argumentation submitted for NCTM publication Long Term Substitute Winter 2014- 2015 Windsor High School, Windsor, CT • Continued role of creating lessons, implementing instruction and interventions, and collaborating with co-workers in Bridges Program • Communicated with general education teachers on daily basis Student Teaching Fall 2013- 2014 Windsor High School, Windsor, CT • Taught 9-12 grades in the Bridges Program, an alternative program that offers additional support for Special Education students • Created study skills and transition instruction depending on grade level goals • Implemented classroom behavior systems, check in check out, reward systems • Collaborated with cooperating Special Educators and general educators • Provided support to students with a safe place Junior Intern Fall 2012- 2013 • Supported a self contained classroom at East Hartford Middle School with students with Autism and Learning Disabilities • Assisted with Tier 2 and Tier 3 Math instruction for grades 1-3 at Center Elementary Schools RTI Math resource room.
  2. 2. Lydia Ezerins Page 2 Speech and Language Intern Assistant Summer 2011 Connecticut Therapy Associates, Mansfield, Connecticut • Assisted speech pathologist, who provided services to children with special needs and speech and reading challenges • One- on- one sessions, helped focus on critical developmental problems • Learned the FastFoward Reading Program • Aided small groups through different activities to enhance speech, language, and reading skills Volunteer Experience Spring Break Coordinator 2010-2014 Habitat for Humanity • UCONN Spring Break Trip 2014 Coordinator and Site Leader to Los Angeles, California o Coordinated 3 spring break trips in 2014, choose leaders, guided them through the planning and logistics o Lead own trip to LA with 15 students o Worked on a multi family house for one week • UCONN Spring Break Trip 2013 Coordinator and Site Leader to Denver, Colorado o Coordinated two Spring Break trips o Lead 15 students to Denver, CO • UCONN Spring Break Trip 2012 Site Leader to Beaumont, Texas o Planned flights, transportation, living arrangements, food, and activities o Communicated with HFH affiliate on logistics and expectations o Primary contact while in Beaumont, Texas • Participated in multiple builds and fundraisers Awards & Scholarships PTA Teachers Scholarship 2010, for aspiring teachers of Connecticut Henry Cormier Teaching of Excellence Scholarship 2010, for teaching excellence A. Hammond Scholarship 2010 Personal Interests Competitive cheerleading (captain), photography, DIY projects, interior design, construction Skills Strong planning and organizing abilities. Able to complete tasks in a timely manner. Responsible and dependable with minimal oversight. Excellent listener and able to relay information to peers and co -workers well. Very creative and energetic at any task given. CPR/ First Aid Certified Active Shooter Trained

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