Rita Walker - Longview, Washington

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Rita Walker is currently living in Longview, Washington, and is interested in Call Centers, Communications, Consulting, Education, Entertainment, Health & Beauty, HospitalityTravel, Office Equipment, Resources, Retail, Services, Specialty Retail, Telecommunications, Transportation, Work from Home.
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Longview, Washington

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Call Centers, Communications, Consulting, Education, Entertainment, Health & Beauty, HospitalityTravel, Office Equipment, Resources, Retail, Services, Specialty Retail, Telecommunications, Transportation, Work from Home

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Job teaching primary special education or willing to begin a new career at this time in my life.

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Rita Walker has joined on Jul 21, 2008



After teaching special education students for 30 years, I am motivated to continue teaching or even try a new career. Looking to continue to have employment with children is a constant desire. This is a time in my life to rejuvenate myself as a working woman. I have had great experiences with all types of diversity of students, children and parents and I have very good management skills. You will be estatic with my job performances so please don't let me get away.

Special Education TeacherSeptember 2007 to June 2008
Battle Ground School District, Battle Ground, WA
Teaching in a Center-based /Life Skills Program with students in grades K-4, I was a versatile and dedicated child advocate with a solid focus on the individual needs of identified and Special Education students. Kindhearted and empathetic professional who is flexible and accommodating in the design and im of inspiring hands-on lessons, employing wide-ranging manipulatives and Individual Educational Plans to enhance student achievement. Skilled in addressing High Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and student needs, ensuring children will thrive and develop in an adaptable educational atmosphere. Firm behavioral management techniques, possessing excellent interpersonal and communication skills to develop and excellent rapport with all members of the school community.

Areas of Teaching Proficiency Inclue the Following:
Multidisciplinary Education Plans Student-centered Learning Environment
Multi-sensory Lessons Curriculum Development
Learning Centers Technology Integration
Team Teaching Approach Student Motivation
Individual Education Plans Parent & Teacher Conferences
Thematic Units Assessment Tools
Guided Reading/Reading Mastery/Read Well
Writer's Workshop Step Up to Writing Program
Creative Lesson Planning Interdisciplinary Reading

Resource Room Special Education Teacher
September 1979 to June 2007
Woodland School District, Woodland, WA
Working with grades 1-8, my job consisted of being able to develop and implement individualized education program for each special education student. Identify and implement goals tailored to the student's individual needs and abilities. Coordinate with parents, teachers, teacher assistants, and various service providers that include speech, occupational, and physical therapists and nurse for students having Asperger's Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol, Traumatic Brain Injury, Mild and Moderate delays, developmental delays, speech impairment, or learning disability in the resource and general education classes.

Central Washington University, 1979
Ellensburg, WA
Bachelor of Arts Special Education & Physical Education GPA: 3.3

Dedicated, resourceful, and goal-driven professional educator with a solid commitment to be the social and academic growth and development of every student.
An accommodating and versatile individual with the talent to develop inspiring hands-on lessons that capture a child's imagination and breed success.
Aptitude to remain flexible, ensure every child's learning styles/abilities are addressed.
Superior interpersonal and communication skills to foster meaningful relationships with students, staff and parents.

Lower Columbia College, 1976
Longview, WA
Associate of Arts Degree Physical Education GPA: 3.4
Receive general studies in order to transfer to a four year university in education.

National Education Association
Washington Education Association
Special Olympics Foundation
Volunteer for the Diabetes, Cancer, Heart Associations
Help get donations for families with losses due to home fires.
Riding my Honda Shadow 500 motorcycle
Biking and walking with my pomeranian/chihuahua dog named Koda
Reading novels, magazines, newspapers and surfing the internet to keep up with news and topics that pertain to the children I teach.

Throughout my 30 year teaching career I was honored to have superb classroom management skills with my students through the following:
Supported a balanced reading, math and writing programs through workshops.
Integrated technology through the development of units that included computer literacy skills; adapted activities to meet the needs of individual learners.
Upheld a solid classroom management plan in which students were provided with clear and consistent direction and follow-through; fostered a work-oriented and stress-free learning environment.
Employed positive interaction with students to develop a rapport, gain respect and trust to ensure a productive learning environment.
Employed diverse techniques to promote active learning including that exercised flexibility within the class addressing their needs through special accommodations.
Enhanced student academic and social growth by using varied teaching strategies and techniques; included whole group, individual, partner, small group, and teacher modeling to provide a solid academic foundation and positive attitude in education.
Actively engaged students in the learning process through the use of diverse manipulatives; guest speakers, assemblies, movies, songs, field trips to encourage participation and allow students to take ownership of their learning.
Employed kinesthetic, visual, and auditory approach, use of white boards, overheads, document camera to make lessons interesing and interactive; utilized various mediums, modeling and organized student-led group sharing which stimulated discussion, focus of student's attention through clear direction/examples, which kept students engaged in classroom activities and encouraged self-expression.
Actively involved in students' behavioral social, academic development, aiding students in developing emotionally, feeling comfortable in social situations, and awareness of socially acceptable behavior through Love & Logic and having been trained in [CPI] Crisis Intervention Prevention.
I've enjoyed every day in my 30 year teaching career. At this time since my children are on their own, I am more than content to continue finding another teaching job and I am also ready to enhance my career with other job options that I am qualified in and come my way to keep me motivated and rejuvenated as a working woman.

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Rita Walker
Name: Rita Walker
Location: Longview,Washington,United States

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