Miriam Pardoll M.Ed.

  • Over 20 years’ experience in education
  • Parent of two children

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Mature, responsible, and empathic
  • Professional educator with strong commitment to student achievement
  • Supervisor and trainer for educators 

EDUCATION

University of Massachusetts-Boston  
Masters in Special Education     GPA: 3.8    May 2000 

Boston University
Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education    GPA: 3.6    May 1996  

CERTIFICATIONS

Florida Teaching Certification: Exceptional Student Education (K-12)

Massachusetts Teaching Certification: Early Childhood (PreK-3)

       Special Needs (PreK-9)

Yoga Teacher (200-hour level)

YogaKids Tools for Schools Teacher

Radiant Child Yoga Teacher (Levels One and Two)

Project Read (Phonology, Reading Comprehension, Written Expression)

Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing (LIPS)

Wilson Language System (Decoding/Encoding) 

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Presenter at national Edison Schools conferences

Inclusive teaching documented in article by Naomi Zigmond

Research study on co-teaching in inclusive settings

UMass-Boston Book Award for highest GPA in graduate program 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

St. Petersburg College, St. Petersburg, FL     
Adjunct Faculty    August 2013-present

Teach courses within College of Education

Supervise interns and practicum students

 

Empower Learning Services, St. Petersburg, FL  
Educational Specialist    August 2010-present

Work with students of various ages and their parents

Teach various subject areas using specialized programs

 

Pinellas County Jewish Day School, Clearwater, FL 
Learning Specialist and Director (K-8th grade)    August 2008-June 2010

Developed Learning Center

Provided training to teachers

Taught and supported students to optimize learning

Developed individualized plans for students

Provided and interpreted formal testing

Communicated regularly with parents, teachers, administrators

Facilitated IEP and action plan meetings

Differentiated curriculum for enrichment and remediation

 

Tampa Day School, Tampa, FL 
Classroom teacher (Second and Third graders)    August 2005-June 2008

Planned for, assessed, and provided individualized instruction for students

Worked with students with learning and neurological disabilities

Fostered social and emotional development

Worked as a team with parents, teachers, and staff members

Taught yoga to students as a tool to foster learning

 

Loker Elementary School, Wayland, MA   
Special Education Teacher   August 2001-June 2005

Assessed students for eligibility for special education services

Led IEP team meetings and developed IEPs

Co-planned and co-taught with general education teachers

Modified assignments and curriculum as appropriate

Provided academic services to students using a variety of delivery models

Integrated use of assistive technology

Supervised teacher assistants and paraprofessionals

 

Seven Hills Charter School, Worcester, MA   
Certified Trainer: Special Education and Wilson Reading    August 1998-July 2001

Speaker at conferences and individual schools

Responsible for maintaining all aspects of Wilson Reading Program

Inclusion Specialist

Promoted the practice of inclusion of special needs students (K-8th grade)

 

Frances Jacobson Early Childhood Center, Boston, MA 
Teacher        September 1996-June 1998

Planned for, instructed, and assessed five-year-olds

Developed curriculum based on individual children’s interests and needs

Worked with intergenerational volunteers and student teachers

 

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