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I'm Armand

With over 10 years of experience teaching special education, I have become an expert at commanding student attention and managing both small and large classrooms. I believe these skills, combined with my ability to foster constructive learning environments, make me an ideal candidate for an administrative role

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T: 972.765.5564

Enthusiasm & Passion
Beyond my teaching experience and classroom management skills, I believe my enthusiasm makes me a perfect fit to serve an Educator. Having had a lifelong passion for education, I am excited by the prospect of working alongside your staff and administrators to help more students grow and flourish in their years.

Highlights

Successful Community Involvement with All Pro Dads and Brothers Keeper
First Aid Mental Health Certified
90 of Students Pass STARR Test

MISSION

It is my mission to Embrace Diversity amount the student body, faculty and staff all while Engaging Students. I look to Encourage Leadership and Empower our Community! I believe that success depends on everyone! 

VISION

To create a caring and safe environment. A place where students are empowered to grow as individuals and develop healthy habits and become lifelong learners.

VALUES

HRMS Values

Hold High Expectations

Respect the Individual

Motivate each other

Support the School 

 

ABILITY TO COLLABORATE 
WITH OTHERS

COMMUNITY LIAISON

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

AFTER SCHOOL INVOLVEMENT

 
KEY COMPETENCIES
EXPERIENCE
2016-PRESENT

ABC/BAC Teacher/Content Mastery

PLEASANT RUN ELEMENTARY
Lancaster, TX

  • Compiles and interprets test results to diagnose students’ conditions and assess eligibility for special services.

  • Reports possible cases of child abuse, neglect or endangerment to the proper authorities.

  • Determines behavior capabilities of students as they function at home and in school.

  • Designs behavioral interventions for students.

  • Implements behavior support plans.

  • Measures goals and objectives of behavior support plans to ensure they are being met.

  • Coordinates between teachers and parents to implement behavioral interventions.

  • Communicates with parents and case managers in regard to students’ progress.

  • Analyzes the behavioral interventions to determine their success.

  • Assists students in identifying inappropriate behaviors and develop better behavior alternatives.

  • Creates and executes Affiliated Education Programs Services assessments for children in special classes.

  • Designs classes, programs and special curriculum to meet the individual needs of students.

  • Assists caregivers in facilitating behavioral interventions.

  • Records the progress of children receiving special education services.

  • Monitors and adjusts special education programs designed for each child.

  • Maintains records of students’ special education reports, services provided and behavioral data.

2015-2016

Math Interventionist

ACADEMY OF DALLAS
Dallas, TX .

  • Provided after school tutoring.

  • Provided direct instruction to students identified as eligible for math services in individual, and/or small group settings.

  • Uses identified needs to guide the learning process toward student achievement of district’s math content standards. Established clear objectives for all lessons, units and projects using formal and informal assessment data obtained from students.

  • Used a variety of manipulatives and hands-on activities to support content standards and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.

  • Created a classroom environment and research-based program of study that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.

2013-2015

BAC Aide

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER
Lancaster, TX

  • CPI training

  • Inclusion Support 

  • Help children, teachers and parents to recognize dysfunctional behaviors. 

  • Understand their root causes and outline new behavioral goals. Provide initial discovery assessment.

  • Observe and provide notes on child behavior with in specific environments.

  • Provide precursor conditions to the problematic behavior.

  • Focusing on the consequential mood and behaviors of the child after the dysfunctional behavior has ceased.

  • Work with a Behavior Management Specialist to help identify what the goal or function of the problem behavior was.

2002-2004

Life Aide

South Garland High School 
Garland, TX

  • Taught Students life skills with special needs.

  • Assist teacher in preparing and presenting instructional materials.

  • Help maintain neat and orderly classroom.

  • Conduct instructional exercises assigned by the teacher; work with individual students or small groups on learning activities. 

  • Assist in supervising students throughout school day, inside and outside classroom; this includes, but not limited to, lunchroom, bus, and job site.

  • Provide personal care to include diapering and other essential needs, medical care, and feeding of students as stated in IEP.

  • Keep administrator informed of special needs or problems of individual students.

  • Work with students as job coach in conjunction with the VAC program.

EDUCATION
 
2018-2020

Master's Degree

UNT DALLAS
Master of Science Principle Leadership

2012-2014

Bachelor's Degree

PAUL QUINN 
Bachelor of Science Business

SKILLS
 

Microsoft ExCel - Advanced

Microsoft Word - Advanced

Power Point - Proficient

Adobe - Proficient

Special Needs Education - Advanced

Behavioral Observation - Advanced

AWARDS
PARAPROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
SERVICE MANAGER
OF THE YEAR
 

ORGANIZATIONS

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Scoutmaster

ALPHA PHI ALPHA FRATERNITY 
Nu Pi Lambda

MASTER MASON
Metro 146

REFERENCES
 

ERIKA JOHNSON WILLIAMS
Assistant Principle
(972) 218-1538
erikajohnsonwilliams@lancasterisd.org

CRYSTAL CROMER
Assistant Director of SPED
(972) 218-1644
crystalcromer@lancasterisd.org

DR. KANESHA WAITES
Behavior Specialist
(972) 218-1400
kaneshawaites@lancasterisd.org

LaMONICA WILLIAMS
Special Ed Coordinator
(972) 218-1633
lamonicawilliams@lancasterisd.org

PHILOSOPHIES

HONOR THOSE YOU SERVE

HAVE THE COURAGE TO DO WHATS RIGHT

BE COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE

MR ALLEN HELPS GIVE BACK TO STUDENTS

Lancaster schools receive washers and dryers to help students in need

Teachers have been volunteering to wash the clothing of a few of their students who were in jeopardy of missing school or becoming the targets of bullying.
WFAA 8 Dallas, TX 
March 22, 2018

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LANCASTER, Texas – Some teachers at Pleasant Run Elementary School are going above and beyond to make sure their students are comfortable and focused on learning.

“We are just trying to fulfill a need,” said teacher Armand Allen.

Allen and Social Studies teacher Tracie Thompson are often busy in the school’s new laundry room. They’ve been volunteering to wash the clothing of a few of their students who were in jeopardy of missing school or becoming the targets of bullying......

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CONTACT ME

Armand Allen

Educator

Phone:

972.765.5564

 

Email:

ArmandAllen@yahoo.com