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A M B E R   R.   F I N A N

RR 1 Box 614

Muncy Valley, PA 17758

(570) 946-4364

objective

   To obtain a teaching position in Elementary or Special Education. 

Experience

                    2004-05                         Pocono Mountain School District                            

                    Emotion Support Teacher                                                                                                        

§         Taught  ES Math to grades 9-12  in a contained classroom setting

§         Bridge I: Math

 

 

                    Summer 2004/2005       Sullivan County School District

                    ESY Teacher                                                                                                

§         Delivered instruction according to IEP goals                                            

                   

 

                   Feb-April 2004                Indiana Area School District                         

                   Substitute Teacher        Derry Area School District                           

§         Substituted in elementary schools

§         Substituted in regular and special education classrooms

 

 

                   Sept-Feb 2003-2004       Penn Cambria School District             

Long Term Substitute Teacher

§         Taught in the Life Skills Support classroom; ages 15-19                                                        

§         Implemented Community Based Instruction

§         Developed and implemented IEP’s

 

 

                    May/June 2003               Sullivan County School District                

Substitute Teacher

§         Substituted in elementary and high schools

§         Substituted in regular and special education classrooms      

 

Education

                    1999-2003     

                    Mansfield University    

§         BSE: Special and Elementary Education

§         Graduated Magna Cum Laude; GPA: 3.7

                                                                                                                                            

                    2002            

                    University College Cork: Cork, Ireland                           

§         6 credits: 3 in Irish History and 3 in Irish Literature                                                               

                                                                                                                                            

                    1993-1999    

                    Sullivan County High School

Workshops & Training

                   2005              SRA Corrective Reading Training

§         A reading program for struggling readers (6 hours)

 

2003             IEP Writer Training

§         A web-based program to develop and access IEPs (4 hours)

                   

                    2003             SAVE Workshop                              

§         Safe Schools Against Violence (3 hours)

§         Learned ways to prevent violence in the schools

 

                    2003             Child Abuse Workshop      

§          Discussed the identifying factors of child abuse  (3 hours)

 

                    2003             APL Training                                  

§         Staff development and training for teachers

§         Completed Instructional Skills Workshop (8 hours)                                                               

                   

                   2002              Sign Language Training                

§         Learned the basics of sign language (16 hours)

                                                                                                                                            

                    2001             PLT Training                                           

§         Pennsylvania Project Learning Tree (1 day)

§         Sponsored by the Office of Environment and Ecology

 

Honors & Organizations

                    President’s List                                            

§         Achieved a 4.0 for the Fall 2002 & Spring 2003 semesters

                                                                                                                        

                    Dean’s List                                                                    

§         Maintained a 3.5 or higher from Fall 2000 though Spring 2002 semesters

                                                                                                                                            

                    Phi Lambda Theta                                                       

§         2002 member

§         An international honor fraternity for educators

                                                                                                                                            

                    PSEA                                                                      

§         Member from 2002 to present

§         Pennsylvania State Education Association

 

                    CEC                                                                                

§         Member from 1999-2001

§         Council For Exceptional Children