Special Education/ K-12 Adminstration
Letter of Introduction
College or University credentials/transcripts
Corinn J. Butler
54 Chatsworth Street S. #2, Saint Paul, MN 55105
(612) 990-2985 |[email protected]
Experienced Special Education Supervisor with over 15 years of teaching and supporting Special
Education Programming. Excellent reputation for knowledge of Due Process and Special Education Law. Strong desire to work closely with teachers, parents and other school administrators to develop the most effective educational programming for students with special needs. Master’s in Education Leadership and Special Education; Licensed Director of Special Education and K-12 Administration.
Licensed Director of Special Education, K-12 Administration
Licensure in special education-SLD, DCD, ABS
Strong knowledge and skills in Due Process Compliance and Licensure accountability.
Strong knowledge and skills in program assessment, design, delivery, and evaluation
Strong understanding of special education trends and changes in IDEA as well as in federal and state rules and regulations
Leadership in supervising program and paraprofessionals
Lead Child Study Team to develop interventions to support students academically and socially
Case manage all Individual Education Plans and all Section 504 Plans
Years of developing Individualized Education Plans to promote educational and social development
Collaborate to conduct Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans
SPECIAL EDUCATION SUPERVISOR | Loveworks Academy- Minneapolis, MN
Supervision of special education staff in implementation and evaluation of evidence-based and evidence-informed instructional practices; assist IEP team to develop and implement high quality, standards-based special education services that result in meaningful student outcomes.
Conduct student evaluations and IEP development for students, including Progress monitoring to develop and drive instruction for students.
Serve on the school leadership team; evaluation of school systems, school learning models, collaborate with other school leaders to meet the needs of students.
Provide resources to staff in areas of Positive Behavior Intervention Systems, Crisis Prevention and Intervention.
Serve as the Social-Emotional Coordinator for the school, providing training and support for all staff and teachers on the implementation of social-emotional learning in the classroom and school community.
Support teachers, parents and other school stakeholders in learning about students needs, and support with incorporating lessons, services to meet these needs.
Work with the Director of Special Education to evaluate special education staff needs for training, compliance, special education due process, and implementation of services.
Train teachers and staff on computer Learning platforms used for supplemental instruction.
District Assessment Coordinator; supervision of state, district and school assessments, set up assessments and coordinate implementation of assessments.
Provide direction and training to staff on data driven instruction, evaluation of literacy and math programs, lessons and standards based instruction.
Lead and instruct social skills groups to students with social skills needs.
Support General education teachers in implementation of student accommodations in the general education classroom.
Lead and facilitate leadership team meetings, with a focus on evaluation of school model and problem solving to meet the needs of all students within the school.
Supervision of the work of non-licensed special education staff including: assignments/scheduling, role responsibilities, service delivery models, best practices, professional development and performance evaluation.
SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCE TEACHER | 08/2018 to 06/2019
Burnsville – Eagan- Savage School District – Burnsville, MN
Delivered effective, differentiated classroom instruction to diverse range of developmentally challenged students, managed case load of 25 students grades 9-12
Led activities that developed students’ Social and Emotional wellbeing, including Advocacy Skills
Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBIS)
Cultivated connections to foster classroom engagement
IEP case management to define student learning objectives and educational strategies.
SPECIAL EDUCATION CONSULTANT | 10/2016 to 06/2018
Designs for Learning – Saint Paul, MN
Enable the Special Education Team at various schools to oversee the special education student caseload as well as the integration of Due Process Policy and Procedures.
Support various schools with IEP Due Process, Dispute Resolution.
Led and trained teachers on Individual Education Program (IEP) initiatives to ensure that IEPs are appropriate, relevant, and in tandem with curriculum standards
Maintain both school and LEA tracking/data systems, such as IEP student data, service hours, evaluations, and more through the direct oversight of procedures
Coordinate IEP meetings through the utilization of a strengths and family-based method
Uphold local and federal regulations regarding IEPs and 504 plans by heading compliance
Aid during interventions by providing support and guidance to the Special and General Education staff
Ensure that students met standards for special education services by arranging and executing evaluations of student performance
Form concrete relationships with parents through direct and regular communication
Developed team communications and information for school staff, and IEP meetings
SPECIAL EDUCATION COORDINATOR | 08/2014 to 04/2016
Venture Academy – Minneapolis, MN
Supervision of Special Education staff and paraprofessionals through the provision of training including in IEP-based student evaluations and the implementation of evidence-based curricula, as well as by managing the overall supervision, budgeting, and scheduling
Led professional development to staff of 18 and 3 special education teachers on supporting students with special needs, accommodations, behavior interventions, grading and accommodation of curriculum for students receiving special education services.
Setting and meeting school-wide improvement goals for Special Education Department
Provided guidance and training to general education staff and teachers
Modeled expected and appropriate leadership to promote teaching staff and administrative personnel positive interaction with students and families.
Evaluation of special educational programs to maintain high-quality performance objectives and standards.
Trained teachers on effective teaching techniques, classroom management strategies and behavior modification
Administered standardized tests to evaluate student performance and progress
Supported human resources operations, including hiring, training, disciplinary action and termination in compliance with legal guidelines and requirements
Collaborated with teachers and administrators to develop and evaluate school programs including Blended Learning and by sharing student success data and insights
Modified general education curriculum for special-needs students using various instructional techniques and technologies
Collaborated with teachers and administrators to develop and monitor effective Child Study Team
ADDITIONAL TEACHING POSITIONS | 08/2009 to 06/2019 Minnesota and California
Created and managed IEPs to define student learning objectives and educational strategies, in addition to applying instructional knowledge and methods to support goals
Created learning and content strategies to meet needs of mentally and physically disabled students
Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas
Delivered effective and differentiated classroom instruction to diverse range of developmentally challenged students
Instructed students in all academic areas
Redirected students using Positive Behavior Support (PBIS)(MTSS)
Disability Policy and Services Certificate – Institute on Community Integration, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
LICENSURE- FILE # 401477 MDE
Professional Administration- Director of Special Education
Professional Administration- Principal- K-12 Administration
Special Education – Learning Disabilities K-12
Developmental Disabilities K-12
Academic and Behavioral Strategist K-12
Social Sciences 5-12
University of Minnesota – Twin Cities – Minneapolis, MN | M.Ed. in Leadership in Education Organizational Leadership- DSE and K-12 Administration Licensure
California State University-San Marcos – San Marcos, CA | M.Ed. Special Education Mild/Moderate Special Education Specialist and Moderate/Severe Education Specialist Credentials
Metropolitan State University – Saint Paul, MN | Bachelor of Arts
Social Sciences – Social Sciences Education Licensure 5-12
MDE License #: 401477
Out of State License #: MN
Out of State License State: minnesota
License Expiration Date: 2024
Date license will become active: 2017
Has license ever been suspended or revoked: no
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Special Education Supervisor at Loveworks Academy
Director of Special Education
Years known: 1+
Email Address: [email protected]