4227 N.W. 156th Avenue Phone: (386) 462-5954
Gainesville, Florida 32653 E-mail: lyvonne@butterfly-storm.org


Positions working with special needs students with emphasis on mild disabilities, physical handicaps, as well as gifted students. Particularly interested in team/collaborative settings.

Program development and in-service training with special emphasis on employing technology in innovative ways to accommodate disabilities in classroom settings.
Opportunities to work with adapting curriculum materials to meet the needs of students with special needs

B.A. (Special Education). University of Florida, 1991
M.Ed. (Special Education). University of Florida, 2001

Florida K-12 Certification in LD and EH with additional work in PI and SED. Requirements for Gifted certification have been completed.
More than ten years of experience with ADA and 504 accommodation issues.
Knowledgeable and experienced with adaptive and assistive technologies, especially as related to using technology to facilitate inclusion. Also familiar with both PC and Macintosh hardware and software.
Extensive experience SLD, EMH, SED, Autistic, and Down Syndrome students in self-contained, pullout, and inclusion settings.
More than ten years of successful teaching and consulting on special education issues for multiple North Florida counties at all grade levels, K-12.
Experienced in working as part of a team.
Developed an Alachua County manual for inclusion of Special Needs students in after-school programs.

EMPLOYMENT: School Board of Alachua County, Gainesville, FL
8/01 – Present
  ESE Teacher  
Responsible for teaching ESE students in self-contained (VE, SLD), traditional mainstream, pullout, and inclusion settings at elementary and high school levels. Currently assigned to Eastside High School teaching math to students staffed ESE but whoare still on track for the standard Florida diploma.
School Board of Union County, Lake Butler, FL
8/92 – 8/01
  ESE Teacher  
Part of the Columbia County Tech Team; a multi-year grant program to explore the use of technology in inclusion settings.
Classroom experience in first through fourth grades.
Familiar with a wide variety of software for both PC and Macintosh computer platforms.
Extensive training in the classroom use of technology with emphasis on adaptive and assistive technologies
School Board of Alachua County, Gainesville, FL
Researched, organized, wrote, and edited the special education after-school handbook used by Alachua County.

ESE Aide, Terwilligar Elementary, Gainesville, FL

Assisted with instruction of ESE students in reading, math and social skills.
Assisted with development and implementation of lessons and projects.
  Teacher, Holy Trinity Childcare Center, Gainesville, FL

Prepared and presented lessons to 3 and 4 year olds.
Developed, organized and supervised outdoor and indoor activities
In charge of closing the center at day’s end.

REFERENCES: Ms. Sandy Hollinger, Principal 352/955-6704 (work)
Eastside High School
Ms. Vieta Carter, Assistant Principal 352/955-6704 (work)
Eastside High School  
Ms. Melissa Prue, ESE Department Chair 352/955-6704 (work)
Eastside High School
Ms. Glenda Good, Principal 352/955-6712 (work)
Littlewood Elementary School.

Last Updated: 05-Jul-2002