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Key Stage 1 (Ages: 5-7) special education teacher

JACINTA SANTAMARIA

Teaching/Tutoring Experience
June 2010 till Jan 2011 -:worked at Holy Cross High School Siolim INDIA as a resource room teacher
Job Profile :played an instrumental role in setting up the resource room at Holy Cross High School Siolim. Goa india
  1. Structuring the physical environment at the resource room i.e setting up work area for children, play area, therapy area, circle time area.
  2. Worked with :children with various Types of disabilities such as Autism, Intellectual Disability, cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome.Designing of curriculum.
  3. Preparation of Assessment kit.
  4. Assessment of children.
  5. Designing of IEP (Individualized Educational plans).
  6. Setting goals to develop self help skills, reading, writing, math’s, fine motor ,gross motor, social skills, sensory skills.
  7. Organizing in conducting inclusive programmes in the school.
  8. Conducting parental workshops and sensitization classes
  9. Conducting sensitization programmes and awareness programmes for regular children parents and teachers
  10. Home programmes for parents
  11. Conducting of annual days, sports day in an inclusive environment school
  12. Screening tools devised and applied on kids

June 2011 till March 2012-Worked as freelancer with special children on a one to one basis
  1. Taught a child with Down syndrome to play the keyboard in a completely modified way.
  2. Worked with a child having Autism
  3. Worked with a 9 year old child having mild intellectual disability
  4. Worked with a child with learning disability.
  5. Being the coordinator of the summer camps for children with special needs for an organization called TIES (Towards inclusion everywhere in society) in which planning of various indoor and outdoor activities have been conducted.
  6. Coordinating in conducting programmes such as inclusion days for TIES
  7. Served as resource person to play music at for a government organization called apna ghar.
June 2012-March 2014: Worked with Goa Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan as Block Resource Person for children with special needs handling and guiding about 300 schools in the area of inclusive education.
Job profile
  1. Trained about 500 teachers and Headmasters parents on various topics related to special education and inclusive education by conducting of workshops ,meetings at district and state level.
  2. Regular visits and guidance to schools and resource rooms with regard to special children.
  3. Coordinating in Conducting Medical checkup camps
  4. Distribution of Aids and Appliances Camps (Wheel Chairs ,hearing aids, spectacle)
  5. Coordinating in conducting the Parental Awareness Programme
  6. Coordinating in conducting the Talent Shows
  7. Coordinating in conducting the Bhadte kadam Programme
  8. Released a booklet on inclusive education.
  9. Also been part of the interview panel in schools for the selection of special educators.
June 2014-September 2016: Ran a centre called Rising stars for children with difficulty in reading (dyslexia) writing (Dysgraphia) and math’s (Dyscalculia) and music
Job Profile
  1. Modification of learning environment reading area, writing area ,math’s area music area.
  2. Assessment of children with learning difficulty.
  3. Preparing of individualized educational programmes for each child.
  4. Maintaining of files records work samples assessment sheets progress reports.
  5. Training children to read through the phonetic programme.
  6. Training children in maths and writing creative and functional way.
  7. Teaching music in a different and completely modified way.
  8. Giving remediation for children from the mainstream in areas they are having difficulty.
  9. Parental training.
  10. Training in a span of maximum 50 hours to achieve independence in reading depending on the Childs level
November 2016- May 2018: Worked in St Marys high School Dubai in the SEN Department as a special education teacher
  1. Worked with children who were diagnosed with dyslexia (reading difficulty) ,dysgraphia(writing difficulty ) ,dyscalculia ( difficulty in Math) , ADHD (Attention defecit hyperactivity disorder)
  2. assessed students ,
  3. designed individualized educational plans ,
  4. took one to one session ,
  5. gave support to SEN Children in classroom ,
  6. wrote home programmes ,
  7. interacted with parents closely worked with regular teachers, had sensitization meetings with teachers, conducted lesson observation in classroom.
  8. Started the Head Start Reading Programme for children with learning Disabilities
November 2018 – July 2019 : Worked as a teaching assistant for children with Special Needs at Peetmor Primary School , Swindon
  1. designed individualized educational plans ,
  2. took one to one session ,
  3. gave support to SEN Children in classroom
October 2019 - March 2020 – Worked as a teaching assistant for children with Special Needs at Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Swindon
  1. Worked with children who were diagnosed with dyslexia (reading difficulty) ,dysgraphia(writing difficulty ) ,dyscalculia ( difficulty in Math) , ADHD (Attention defecit hyperactivity disorder)
  2. assessed students ,
  3. designed individualized educational plans ,
  4. took one to one session ,
  5. gave support to SEN Children in classroom ,
Presently working as an online tutor for children with special needs and regular children .

About Me
Professional BiographyThe career that I have chosen compels me to speak about myself. To begin with I am a very confident mature and understanding person with a high potential to grow in my chosen profession. Throughout I have been an outstanding person and achieved to the maximum. I am a person who likes to interact and socialize with people. Through my work I believe in making a difference in lives of children .I am also interested in lecturing and molding young minds in the field of special education. I take keen interest in learning something new and believe in imparting the knowledge I have to others. As far as my hobbies are concern I sing, I play the guitar and keyboards’ compose songs I write articles poems ,books for children and scripts for short films and skits
MY SKILLS:
Handling assigned task with maturity, patience with a main motive of understanding a child.
Excellent self correspondence skills, strong organization and capability to adjust to a new environment.
A person with a social conscience, enthusiastic and fun loving.
A person with good communication ,able to address crowd and well versed in the field of special Education
Additionally creative in culture programmes, craft, art, music and capable of imparting it to children.
Excellent skills in organizing programmes ,workshops, summer camps, concerts
Proficient computer skills
Highlight
  • Won An Award at the “We Care International Film Festival “ on the documentary its you who can help me to shine .a travelling film festival on disability issues
  • Released an Audio album titled “VOICES FOR INCLUSION” and Video album “ITS YOU WHO CAN HELP ME TO SHINE” on inclusive education and Disability Awareness. The album was released by the chief minister of Goa Mr Laxmikant Parsekar.
  • Coordinated and funded in starting the life skill Resource Room for children with special needs at St Francis Xavier’s High School Siolim where about 10 children with autism and intellectual disability receive inclusive education.
  • Co-authored a Phonic Book “Teach Reading through Phonics a guide for teachers”
  • Released a booklet on inclusive Education.
  • Open a centre for children with learning disabilities called “RISING STARS “where about 25 children receive training in reading writing maths and music.
  • Felicitated as the best student of the year at the Nirmala institute of education Althino.
  • Felicitated as the best special educator at the Goa Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
  • Felicitated as the best volunteer for the TIES organization.
  • Documentary been screened at the goan assembly
  • Been interviewed by the Goan news channel (HCN) and also came on the radio channel on world disability day.
  • Served as a chief guest for the annual day programme
  • As a special educator I have trained children with autism down syndrome intellectual disability to play keyboards in creative way where in they have performed for various functions programmes .
  • Served as a judge for the old Goa drawing Competition for special children.
  • Started the Head Start Reading Programme at St Marys High School Dubai and authored a book called head start reading programme
Education BackgroundBachelor in education (Special education)2009-2010 with Autism and Intellectual disability as specialized subjects through Nirmala Institute of Education (Grade A )

Graduation: 2007-2008. Bachelors in ARTS, St Xavier’s Collage, affiliated to Goa University, India. (First class)

H.S.S.C.E: 2004-2005 ,St Xavier’s Higher Secondary School, India (Second class)

Secondary School Education: 2002-2003, St Mary’s Convent School Goa (Second class)
Certification and Awards
  • Won An Award at the “We Care International Film Festival “ on the documentary its you who can help me to shine .a travelling film festival on disability issues.
  • Bachelor in education (Special education) through Nirmala Institute of Education affiliated to Goa University, India.
  • Bachelors in ARTS, St Xavier’s Collage, affiliated to Goa University, India

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