My Resume

1039 CR NW 1080
(903)632-0072 OR (903)632-1720
dd68@hotmail.com, lhume@leo.tamu-commerce.edu

 Have extensive background in abnormal psychology
 Can speak some Spanish
 Have computer experience as well as record keeping
 Good with children of any age


 Discipline style is firm but fair
 Enjoy challenging situations
 Can work as a team player, but especially behind the scenes
 Effective as an advocate for students and parents

Work Experience
2006-2007 Sulphur Springs Independent School District
Position: Substitute Teaching

Description: Worked in a variety of classroom situations, including behavior and special education

2005-2006 Pittsburg Independent School District
Position: Life Skills Teacher/Homebound Teacher

Description: Taught and supervised children with low incidence disabilities, adjusting instruction to meet each child’s individual needs, designed Local District Alternative Assessments (LDAA) for students who were required to be tested in reading, math, and writing activities, created lesson plans geared according to each student’s Individualized Education Programs (IEP), designed behavior programs for students with low incidence disabilities, Performed routine record keeping of both student progress and SHARS (School and Health Related Services) related activities, directed activities of the in-class aid and/ or nurses, provided assistive technology services, and adapted physical education instruction ; as homebound teacher, made sure students who were unable to attend school completed in-school assignments as well as adjusting instruction to meet each child’s individual needs

2003-2004; Spring of 2005 Mount Pleasant Independent School District
Position: Long-term substitute, student teacher

Description: Performed instruction in the absence of
Regular instructor or assistant; became familiar with
Behavior and discipline policies of larger school
District; came to campuses prepared for any and all
Instructional situations; Student taught in Life Skills
Classroom in functional academics, content mastery,
Severe and profound

2002-2003 At Home Healthcare
Position: Provider

Description: Performed personal care tasks for elderly and people with disabilities, included cleaning, laundry, meal preparation and assistance with personal care, also provided personal companionship

2001-2002 Hospitality House
Position: PRN/Mental health technician

Description: Worked in many capacities in the facility, including nurse’s assisting (mental health technician), teaching and social services (rehabilitation technician); had experience with a behavior program; assisted clients with activities of daily living (ADLs), wrote some personal care plans and did routine record keeping

2001-2002 Citadel Security
Position: Non-commissioned Security Officer

Description: Monitored the gate of the Winfield South Mine (TXU), greeted visitors at front gate, kept watch for fires and accidents, monitored rainfall and number of trains going and leaving the facility; also measure temperature with a thermometer

1995-1996 Northeast Texas Community College newspaper The Eagle

Position: Student reporter

Description: Reported and wrote news and feature
Stories concerning college and surrounding community;
Took photographs; did proofreading and paste-up

Volunteer Experience

 Safe-T Crisis Center- Battered Women’s Shelter and Sexual Assault Program
 Cypress Basin Hospice
 Fairview Cemetery Association
 I AM SPECIAL Too,-organization for students with special needs

Licenses, Certifications

 State Board of Educator Certification
 Generalist (EC-4) Expires (09/10/2010)
 Special Education (EC-12) Expires (09/10/2010)

 Texas Commission on Private Security
 Licensed Non-commissioned Security Officer 2001-2004

Professional Development
 Attended training on PDAS evaluation system at Region 8
 Attended T. R. I. P. I Academy for teachers of students with low-incidence disabilities
 Received training on adapted physical education
 Received training on Autism
 Sat on Student Intervention Team at Pittsburg Primary for students at-risk of being referred for special education because of academic failure, low performance or behavior
 Collaborated on a study with a teacher from Greenville Independent School District on therapy animals and their use with children; Tentatively scheduled for publication


 Texas A & M University-Commerce
Master’s of Science
Major: Reading Minor: split minor in English as a Second Language and Psychology
Scheduled graduation date: May 2010

 Texas A & M University-Commerce
Master’s of Education
Major: Elementary Education Minor: Special Education
Scheduled graduation date: May 2008

 Texas A & M University-Commerce
Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice
Major: Criminal Justice
Graduated: May 2001

 Texas A & M University-Commerce
Bachelor’s of Science
Major: Psychology Minor: Sociology
Graduated: May 1998

 Northeast Texas Community College
Associate of Science
Major: Social Work Minor: Applied Psychology
Graduated May 1996

 Sulphur Bluff Independent School District
High School Diploma
Graduated: May 1995

Future Plans
 To teach Discipline Classroom
 To design a good discipline program per the campus administration
 To teach at least five years in a public school
 To become certified in all-level ESL
 To become certified in 4-8 English Language Arts and Reading
 To become an all-level Reading Specialist
 To obtain doctorate in Higher Education with a minor in criminology and educational psychology
 To open a not-for-profit ministry mentoring program for youth at-risk both academically and personally in my community

 Available on request