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MARY SHORES 1300 Capistrano Drive Salt Lake City, Utah 84116 (801) 364-1927 EDUCATION Brigham Young

University, Provo, Utah, 5/07 English as a Second Language Endorsement University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 5/05 Master of Arts, Education-Special Education Option University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 8/04 Endorsement, Special Education Regis University, Denver, Colorado, 5/00 B.A., Liberal Arts Elementary Education Certification Western Wyoming College, Rock Springs, Wyoming, 5/88 Associates of Arts, Business Administration TEACHING EXPERIENCE Exceptional Children Specialist/Resource Teacher 7-8 grades at Clayton Middle Sc hool in Salt Lake City, Utah 08-05 to present Responsibilities included: Diagnose and evaluate specific students needs as needed or requested Plan and implement a program of study that meets individual needs, interest, and abilities within the school district curriculum as well as the d esigned Individualized Education Plan for students Implement curriculum objectives and goals using effective teaching techniques and materials Develop, in a cooperative manner with the principal and Director of Special programs, a plan for the improvement and enrichment of instruction i n special education Write lesson plans describing daily learning experiences correlated to curriculum objectives and the stated IEP of the student Elementary Teacher: 5th grade at Meadowlark Elementary in Salt Lake City, Utah, 12-04 to 08-05 Responsibilities included: Teach 5th grade level core curriculum Establish classroom management and positive behavioral interventions for multicultural student body Develop daily lesson plans Assess and document individual student progress toward obtaining proficiency in established Utah State Standards Exceptional Children Specialist/Resource Room: 9-12 grades at Independence High School in Rock Springs, Wyoming, 8/01 to 12/04 Responsibilities included: Diagnose and evaluate specific students needs as needed or requested Plan and implement a program of study that meets individual needs, interest, and abilities within the school district curriculum as well as the d esigned Individualized Education Plan for the student Implement curriculum objectives and goals using effective teaching techniques and materials Develop, in a cooperative manner with the principal and Director of Special

programs, a plan for the improvement and enrichment of instruction i n special education Write lesson plans describing daily learning experiences correlated to curriculum objectives and the stated IEP of the student Monitor and assess student progress and provide feedback on a regular basis to students and parents/guardians Communicate aims/objectives to students in a well-planned, organized manner in clear, concise terms Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate to the mat urity of the students Assist Administration in implementing all policies, vision, mission and philoso phy, regulations, and rules of the school district Create educational experiences to provide students with opportunities to develo p potential in self-esteem, personal social adjustment, decision-making and othe r life skills Communicates concerns and ideas with colleagues, parents, students and communit y in a positive, solution-oriented manner Exceptional Children Specialist/Alternative Directions in Adaptive Personal Skil ls (ADAPS): K-6 grades at Northpark Elementary School in Rock Springs, Wyoming, 8/00 to 5/01 Responsibilities included: All those essential functions listed in the job description for Exceptional Chi ldren Specialist/Resource Room to facilitate this program designed to serve elem entary students with disabilities whose primary reason for lack of success in in clusive settings (including resource room) is behavior. The program focuses on proactive teaching of social skills, problem solving and anger management Student Teacher: Fourth grade at Jackson elementary in Green River, Wyoming, 1/00 to 5/00 Responsibilities included: Planned developmentally appropriate activities following weekly themes and orga nizing materials for thematic units in a variety of areas Used systematic lesson planning emphasizing long and short-term goals and asses sment Implemented positive classroom management strategies Motivated students through an active learning environment Utilized manipulatives in math and science Communicated with parents through daily progress reports, newsletters, and pare nt-teacher conferences Substitute Teacher: K-12 at elementary and secondary schools in Sweetwater School District Number One in Rock Springs, Wyoming, 8/96 to 5/97 and 8/90 to 5/91 Responsibilities included: Function as professional substitute of regular elementary or secondary teacher Provide continuity of regular classroom schedule in the absence of regular elem entary or secondary teacher Maintain established classroom behavior management in the absence of regular el ementary or secondary teacher Communicated tasks accomplished during their absence to regular elementary or s econdary teacher Special Education Deaf Interpreter/Tutor at Northpark Elementary in Rock Springs , Wyoming, 8/91 to 5/96 Responsibilities included: Facilitate communication between regular elementary classroom teacher and stude

nts with hearing-impairment Interpret, via coded English, spoken words in all educational settings to stude nts with hearing-impairment Assist students with hearing-impairment and those communicating with them in th e maintenance and proper care of hearing aids, frequency modulation systems and all other equipment used to facilitate communication Assist regular classroom teacher in the instruction of all students in the clas sroom Tutor students with hearing-impairment on materials presented in the classroom, facilitating and reinforcing classroom instruction RELATED EXPERIENCE Attended two week-long Signing Exact English workshops presented by Gallaudet U niversity in Omaha, Nebraska and Cypress, California, 7/93 and 8/94 Taught signing Exact English classes to students at Northpark elementary in Roc k Springs, Wyoming in an after-school program, 4/92 to 5/96 Attended Renaissance Learning Advanced Reading Renaissance in Oklahoma City, Ok lahoma, 5/02 Attended Read Naturally workshop, 5/02 Attended Council for Exceptional Children in Seattle, Washington, 04/03 Student At Risk Program (StAR) chairperson at Independence High School in Rock Springs, Wyoming 03-04 Special Education Case Manager at Independence High School in Rock Springs, Wyo ming 01-02 to present SCHOLARSHIPS/AWARDS Eleanor R. Rusty Rowland Scholarship, 2005 Phi Kappa Phi Grant recipient, 2005 Eleanor R. Rusty Rowland Scholarship, 2004 Magna Cum Laude Regis University, 2000 Phi Theta Kappa, 1998 Deans Honor Roll, 1997 First Security Bank Grant, 1988 Divisional Scholarship, 1988 Deans Honor Roll, 1988 ORGANIZATIONS Salt Lake Teachers Association - Member Phi Kappa Phi - Member Phi Theta Phi Member Council for Exceptional Children Member National Education Association Member Sweetwater Education Association Member Phi Theta Kappa Member Rock Springs Swim Club Secretary Cub Scouts of America Den Leader