About

Resume of Tammy J. Stewart

SUMMARY

Teaching professional with broad background in special education and vocal music.
dealing with students having special needs, including Reading Disabilities, Emotional Behavior Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Disabilities, and Learning Disabilities. Extensive background in Orton-Gillingham based Alphabetic Phonics, providing a multi-sensory approach to reading, writing and spelling.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

BLANTON ELEMENTARY—AUSTIN, TEXAS 5/11-5/12

Special Education Teacher

  1. Provide English/Language Arts/Reading and Math resource for 5th grade students 

  2. Provide Inclusion support for 5th grade students 

  3. Collaborates with a team of three 5th grade teachers and one teachers assistant

PECAN SPRINGS ELEMENTARY—AUSTIN, TEXAS 8/10-5/11 
Special Education Teacher

  1. Provide English/Language Arts/Reading and Math resource instruction for sixth, third and first grade students 

  2. Provide inclusion support for sixth and first grade students 

  3. Provide behavior intervention for sixth and first grade students 

  4. 100% success rate for students taking TAKS-M, 25% commended


GATEWAY SCHOOL—ARLINGTON, TEXAS 08/2005-06/2008 
Special Needs Language Arts Teacher 
Gateway is a school for bright students with learning differences such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, Aspergers, and Emotional Behavior Disorders. 

  1. Taught three Middle/High School classes in Orton-Gillingham based Multisensory Reading and Spelling 

  2. Taught two Middle/High School Remedial Language Arts classes 

Vocal Music Teacher

  1. Taught 30 students ages 5th-12th grades 

  2. Responsible for two music programs yearly 

ALEDO ISD—ALEDO, TEXAS 10/2004-08/2005 
Vocal Music Teacher 

  1. Taught 160 5th/6th grade students daily 

  2. Taught one Life Skills music class daily 

  3. Responsible for three vocal music performances yearly 

  4. Sponsored Music Memory for UIL competition 

  5. Conducted after school rehearsals for a select choir

FUNDAMENTAL LEARNING CENTER—WICHITA, KANSAS 9/2003-8/2004 
Children’s Coordinator 

  1. Counseled parents and students with learning disabilities specifically dyslexia and ADD 

  2. Coordinated 8 classes (40 students) and 6 teachers. 

  3. Taught two group classes in Orton-Gillingham based Alphabetic Phonics 

WICHITA PUBLIC SCHOOLS USD #259– WICHITA, KANSAS 12/1998-8/2003

Early Childhood Vocal Music

  1. Taught 300 children ages Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and First Grade including full inclusion 

  2. Responsible for three music programs yearly with 150 total students on stage simultaneously 

  3. Wrote grants for and chaired the Arts Partners program utilizing community artists in the public school setting 

  4. Tutored students in reading, writing and spelling using Alphabetic Phonics 

Special Education Teacher

  1.  Taught phonics in the Resource room 

  2.  Wrote all Behavior Plans 

  3. Worked with students with behavior disorders

HEARTSPRING—WICHITA, KANSAS 8/1997-7/1998

Long-term Substitute Teacher at residential school for students having profound developmental disabilities including Autism Spectrum Disorders and Emotional Behavioral Disabilities

  1.  Taught in two different classrooms 

  2.  Supervised five paraprofessionals 

  3.  Responsible for five students with severe developmental disabilities 

  4.  Procured vocational job sites for students 

  5.  Utilized community-based instruction facilities

  6.   Wrote instructional plans

EDUCATION

Bachelor’s of Music Education, 12/1998. Wichita State University. Emphasis on Adaptive Music.

Master’s of Education, 12/2009. Texas State University. Major in Special EducationMinor in Reading Education.