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Alex Furman
10105 Woodlake Dr Apt J
Cockeysville, MD 21030
Phone: 410-707-6035 Email: afurman@bcps.org

Objective

To gain experience as a teacher to be able to help students reach their potential in life and
learning.

Experience

Student Intern
January 2016- Present
-Placed in Woodholme Elementary School five days a week with grades K-2
-Created and implemented lesson plans
-Helped draft an IEP and Positive Behavior intervention Plan
-Created Unit Plans with pre/post and formative assessments
-Attended 4 IEP meetings
Student Intern
August
2015- December 2015
-Placed in Ridgely Middle Schools Behavior Learning Support classrooms
-Created and implemented lesson plans
-Completed over 15 informal assessments for projects and official use
-Drafted a students IEP
-Attended 3 IEP meetings
-Completed a data analysis presentation on effectiveness of 7th grade BLS inclusion program
Behavior Aid/Interventionist
June 2014-Present
-Work with a severely disabled adult with extreme medical conditions and violent behavior
-Assist with community involvement, mobility, social skills, behavior intervention, bathroom
and bathing, and chores and routines
-Gained experience in crisis management, seizure protocol, medication protocol, and
communication
Team Member
Fall
2013-Summer 2014
-Worked as an employee of Target in Timonium as a cashier/guest service representative
-Gained experience in teamwork and leadership by training new team members and helping
others with RedCard sales
-Utilized as a back-up front end supervisor to cover lunches and breaks for the Team Leads
Specialized Caregiver
2011-2012
-Assisted adults with special needs in everyday life for Eaton Alliance in Utah
-Cooked meals, supervised activities, planned outings, helped with problem solving skills and
adaptive skills, gave one-on-one support when needed
-Gained skills in working with people of all areas of development and skill level
Sales Associate
2011-2012
-Worked for an Aeropostale in the Gateway Mall in Utah
-Cleaned the store, organized and folded clothes, operated cash register
-Gained skills in customer service and overall people skills
Training as Applied Behavior Analysis Therapist
2009-2010
-Worked as a tutor and behavior observer and helped teach English to a Korean child with
special needs
-Taught that every action has immediate consequences
-Gained Skills in working with children and learning how to teach, all while learning adaptive
behavior modification strategies
Inclusion Companion
Summer 2009
-Worked for Howard County Recreation and Parks in Maryland for a summer

-Was a one-on-one for autistic children ages 8-16


-Gained skills in working with people that need assistance to accomplish goals

Education

Catalyst Preparatory Academy

Graduated: May 2011

-Attended Mount Saint Joseph High School in Baltimore, MD for freshman through half of junior
year
-National Honor Society while at Mount Saint Joseph
-Graduated from Catalyst Preparatory Academy
Salt Lake Community College

Attended Fall 2012-Summer 2013

-Attended 3 Semesters for a total of 31 credits


-Transferred as a Sophomore
Towson University

Attending

-Special Education Major


-Achieved Deans list 4 times
-Expected Praxis II Certifications:
-Elementary/Middle Special Education
-Elementary Education: Instructional Practice and Applications
-Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades K-6 (Pedagogy)
Skills

-Scored 24 (out of 36) on ACT


-Scored 8 (out of 12) on ACT Writing exam
-Tutored peers in writing and English, Technology, and Math
-Creative and critical thinking skills
-Good with learning to use and utilizing technology
-Type and write well
-Work well with people
-Very personable
-Strong problem solving and leadership skills
-Caring and open-minded
-Take responsibility and action
-Great at adapting and learning new skills