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Stephanie Boyd

Special Educator
Portland
Summary

Experienced Special Education Teacher with focus on individual student needs across academia and social emotional development. Empathetic and accommodating in design and implementation of hands-on lessons, catering to diverse learning abilities with a focus on responsive and equitable teaching practices. Highly proficient in employing leadership, communication, patience and positive reinforcement in school and district level team efforts to deliver exceptional education practices and academic achievement to all students.

Strong education professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Psychology & Special Education from Western Oregon University and Masters Degree in Special Education from Grand Canyon University.

Overview
28
28
years of post-secondary education
23
23
years of professional experience
Work History

Special Education Teacher

Hillsboro School District
2015-08 - Current
  • (5 years 4 months).
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
  • Designed and implemented point system to encourage positive behavior.
  • Completed intensive leadership training and provided training to colleagues on applied behavior analysis.
  • Taught multiple subjects to students with intellectual or emotional disabilities.
  • Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals.

Special Education Teacher

Gresham Barlow School District
1997-08 - 2015-06
  • (17 years 11 months).
  • Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to range of neurodiverse students.
  • Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students.
  • Coordinated special education students and teacher assistant schedules with master schedule.
  • Led activities that developed students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Cultivated connections and strong student rapport to foster classroom engagement, in addition to recording student progress to inform parents and school administration.
  • Completed intensive leadership training and provided training to colleagues on applied behavior analysis.
  • Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies.
Education

No Degree Education

Portland State University
1999-09 - 2019-12

Master of Education MEd, Special Education and Teaching

Grand Canyon University
2007-09 - 2009-05

No Degree ESOL Endorsement Coursework

Lewis & Clark College
2004-09 - 2006-06

Bachelor's Degree Psychology & Special Education

Western Oregon University
1991-09 - 1996-06
Skills

Equitable teaching practices

Conflict resolution techniques

Group and individual instruction

Team management and planning with colleagues

Differentiated instruction

Affiliations
  • Elementary Leadership-Special Education
  • Elementary PLC Leadership-Special Education
  • Blueprint Planning Committee-Groner K-8
  • Blueprint Planning Committee-Special Education
  • Equity Planning Team-Special Education & Groner K-8
  • All Staff Professional Development: Tech Flix Presentation/Meeting the Needs of All Students
Timeline

Special Education Teacher

Hillsboro School District
2015-08 - Current

Master of Education MEd, Special Education and Teaching

Grand Canyon University
2007-09 - 2009-05

No Degree ESOL Endorsement Coursework

Lewis & Clark College
2004-09 - 2006-06

No Degree Education

Portland State University
1999-09 - 2019-12

Special Education Teacher

Gresham Barlow School District
1997-08 - 2015-06

Bachelor's Degree Psychology & Special Education

Western Oregon University
1991-09 - 1996-06