Educational Program Manager Resume

Added on August 18, 2011 in E, Education Resumes, Management Resumes by admin

Ashley Hicks
1410 Springfield Pike 201-777-7777
Cincinnati, Ohio45215 E-mail:
Program Management / Administration / Leadership Development
My professional career reflects over 16 years of education, training, administration, and program management in the highly visible and uniquely challenging environment of Special Education. I possess a demonstrated record of success to customize learning programs for students in all grades and performance levels. Have built positive working relationships with support staff, administrators, parents, Paraprofessionals and students. These skills and experiences provide the foundation for my service to Hamilton Country Development Disabilities Services as Program Coordinator.
Selected Accomplishments:
• Sought by Special Education Director to serve on team to create standards, protocols, and framework for assessing ED teachers and programs
• Administrated program needs for students and coordinated the interactions of support professionals, including but not limited to: Program Directors, Building Administrators, School Psychologists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech/Language Pathologists, Autism Consultants, Orthopedic, Visual, Hearing and other health-impaired service coordinators
• Effective facilitator of case conferences, that fosters a productive partnership between parents and school personnel and insures that the individual needs of each student are met
• Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to speak on a broad range of topics; reflecting depth and understanding of the resources and programs available to the special needs community
• Designed preschool program, with overall responsibility for recruiting, training, curriculum development and the establishment of “hands on” learning centers
• Created “behavior system” for Delaware Valley Friends School ED Classrooms that was used as a “footprint” for other programs and buildings throughout the district
• Possess a solid working knowledge of the state and federal requirements that enable students to participate in programs and services for special needs
• Experienced with the implementation and evaluation of a wide range of assistive technology, programs have included but are not limited to: Boardmaker, PECS Writing With Symbols, Kurzweil, and Alpha Smart
• Customized curriculum for LD, ED and MiMH students and coordinated performance standards against Individual Education Plans
• Thoroughly communicate the change plans and service modifications following IEP Conferences, to ensure timely implementation of new and effective educational strategies
• Established thorough working knowledge and practical understanding of various academic assessment tools
• Functioned as department and building mentor to supervise new teachers and student teachers, helping them to increase competence and adapt quickly to school policies and procedures
• Participated in two building wide ‘Climate Audits”; as a staff member providing input and feedback to the review committee, and as an audit team member interviewing staff to develop a written review of results for school administration

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Academic Credentials:

Currently in pursuit of a Master of Science degree, in Education Administration, as part of the EPPSP (Experiential Program for preparing School Principals) at Xavier University
Awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Certified in Mildly Mentally Handicapped, Seriously Emotionally Handicapped and Learning Disabled.

Professional Development:

Formal academic training and personal experience
has been enhanced with additional training from:
• The Lindamood-Bell Institute. Course of study included Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program, Visualizing & Verbalizing for Language Comprehension & Thinking, Seeing Stars – Symbol Imagery for Phonemic Awareness, Sight Words & Spelling, On Cloud Nine Math – Visualizing and Verbalizing for Math, and Drawing with Language. Certified LAC Test Administrator: Lindamood Auditory Conceptualization Test.
• ADOS – Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Xavier University (2010)
• Differentiating Curriculum – Ohio University
• Multi-Cultural Education, Cooperative Learning, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Effective Goal Writing – Time to Teach

Career History:

Primary/Intermediate ED Teacher
Amity Elementary 2005-present

Private Tutor and Assessor
Lindamood-Bell Process 2005 -present

Executive Director/Teacher
Childtime 2002-2006

Middle School Special ED Teacher
Time to Teach 2000-2002

High School Learning Disabled Teacher
Delaware Valley Friends School 1997-1998

High School Learning Disabled Teacher
Hilltop Preparatory School 1997

Secondary Teacher of Severely Emotionally Handicapped
Camphill Special School 1994-1996

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