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NIKKI GIBSON

508 N Centre St, Woodland Park, CO | C: 760 668 6238 | nikkiwithers12@gmail.com

I am a dedicated and passionate teacher with a bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Canberra,
Australia and am currently working towards my Masters in Educator Effectiveness. I have taught in Australia and spent
two years teaching Grade 5 in London, UK. I am currently working in the Woodland Park School District, Colorado as a
Special Education Teacher.
I am committed to providing a well-balanced, supportive and engaging learning environment for all students. I am
proficient at tailoring my lesson plans to cater to diverse needs and I ensure the lessons capture student’s imagination and
attention, whilst still meeting the learning standards.
Hard worker and trustworthy educator who strives to collaborate with all members of the school community to meet the
needs of students and promote the school philosophy.

Education and Licenses

Bachelor’s Degree: Bachelor of Education. 2013


Major in Science specializing in Biology University of Canberra
Australia

Graduate Diploma in Psychology (Uncompleted) 2014


University of Melbourne
Australia
Masters of Educator Effectiveness/Special Education Endorsement 2018/19
Western State Colorado
Licenses

Colorado Teaching License no. 261483

Temporary Educator Eligibility Authorization


(Special Education Generalist, 5-21.
No. 271479

Educational Skills

* Innovative Curriculum * Strong interpersonal skills


* Classroom management * Problem solving skills
* Differentiated instruction * Quick learner
* Planning lessons for a diverse classroom * Motivational
* Interactive teaching and learning * Build rapport with students
* Incorporate problem solving and critical thinking * Assess students in a variety of ways and
into lessons monitor performance
* Organized and efficient worker * Proficient with IT and smart boards
* Multi task abilities * Creativity
Work Experience

Woodland Park School District Jan 2018 - Current


Special Education Teacher
- Work with Students from Kindergarten to Grade 5 with a range of disabilities from Specific learning disabilities, Other
Health Impairment or Developmental Delay. I help the students with reading, math or writing goals and run small social
emotional groups.
- Used positive reinforcement method to redirect poor behavior
- Am the supervisor and schedule 3 paraprofessionals

ACT Department of Education Nov 2016 – Dec 2016


Casual Teacher at Neville Bonner Primary ACT, Australia
- Taught Preschool through Grade 6 in a wide variety of subjects
- Used positive reinforcement method to redirect poor behavior
- Followed directions left by teacher but also had lessons prepared for any year group if needed

Moss Hall Junior School Feb 2015 - Sep 2016


Grade 5 Teacher London, UK
- Conducted small group and individual classroom activities with students based on differentiated
learning needs to ensure all students are learning at full potential.
- Worked with an average of 30 students per class and developed an excellent rapport with students.
- Participated in on-going staff training and personal development days.
- Organized parent teacher interviews, field trips and educational days for students to further enhance students learning.
- Science coordinator for the whole school: organized a Science Week with special guests and activities, ran staff
meetings and attended science personal development days.
- Created and implemented daily and unit lesson plans for grade 5,administrating testing, and tracked and analyzed class
performance.

Tradewind Teaching Agency May 2014- Dec 2014


- Taught Preschool through Grade 6 in a wide variety of subjects
- Used positive reinforcement method to redirect poor behavior VIC, Australia
- Followed directions left by teacher but also had lessons prepared for any year group if needed

Casual Teacher Sep 2013 to Dec 2013


Harrison and Macgregor School (Internal Relief Teacher) ACT, Australia
- Taught Preschool – Year 6 in a wide variety of subjects
- Used positive reinforcement method to redirect poor behavior
- Followed directions left by teacher but also had lessons prepared for any year group if needed

Experience
Professional Experience

- Love and Logic training


- Marzano Critical Concepts Training
- Attended a 2-day Math Recovery Conference collaborating with others on effective math strategies
- Math Recovery – Add+VantageMR Course 1
- Using Visual structures in your classroom professional development
- Is it sensory or behavior professional development
- Was a judge at the Palm Springs Unified Districts Science Fair in 2017
- Attended Barnet Partnership for School Improvement Development Course for Science multiple times in 2016
- School Science Coordinator for grades 3 – 6
- Professional Development courses in Mathematics, Literacy, Grammar with Teach Now agency in Londo
References

Moss Hall Junior School, London UK Gateway Elementary School


Woodland Park, Colorado
Patricia Flynn, Jenny Luke or Mark Anderson
Head Teachers Ashley Lawson – Principal

office@mosshalljnr.barnetmail.net Telephone: (719) 686-2051


Telephone: 020 8445 7965
Fax: 02084466559 Cell: (719) 499-2968

Macgregor Primary School


Canberra, Australia

Amanda Thorpe
Amanda.Thorpe@ed.act.edu.au
Telephone: 0420462721