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Allison Reynolds

Educator/Intervention Specialist/RTI Department Chair/District Coordinator

Objective

My first goal is to provide students with authentic experiences that reflect best practices, while providing them the opportunity to meet personal goals and gain the necessary skills that allow them to strive to become productive members of their communities.

My second goal is to work collaboratively with colleagues and administrators to participate in and provide meaningful professional development opportunities and training specific to their needs so that we may all better meet the needs of our students and school as a whole.

professional experience

2014Present

Intervention Specialist: Reading, Special Ed, Speech-Language

Galway Central Schools

Galway, New York

20042014

Special Education Teacher/Speech-Language Therapist

Watervliet School District

Watervliet, NY

job responsibilities

  • Collect formative and summative data to inform decisions regarding instruction.
  • Provide students with data-driven, rigorous instruction based on best practices.
  • Creatively plan balanced literacy instruction with consideration for students' individualized needs.
  • Supplement instruction with standards-based intervention programs: Sounds in Motion; Fountas & Pinnell: Leveled Literacy Instruction; Wilson Fundations/JustWords; Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA); Guided Reading Intervention
  • Collaboratively manage, plan, and teach with colleagues to differentiate instruction to meet student’s learning needs and styles through data-driven instruction. 
  • Provide in-service training of evidenced-based programs to colleagues for instructional purposes.
  • Coordinate curriculum planning sessions for program development and implementation.
  • Develop a balanced literacy program that meets the ever changing, individual needs of students within and across the content areas.
  • Integrate technology into instruction to provide broader learning opportunities for all students.

Education

20092011

Students with Disabilities

Grand Canyon University, AZ

Comprehensive program in servicing students with disabilities across the classifications and grade levels.

20032003

Literacy/Reading

The College of St. Rose, NY

Comprehensive program in literacy instruction and reading intervention programs, as well as Response to Intervention procedures. 

19962000

Communication Disorders and Sciences

The College at Geneseo (SUNY), NY

Comprehensive program in treating individuals with speech, language, and hearing disorders.

Professional development

Strengthen Your RTI Program! - BER (2019)

Next Gen Standards Training (multiple sessions) - WSWHE BOCES (2019-2020)

Personalizing Learning: Technology Enhanced Instruction - NYSCATE (2018)

Item Writing Workshop - NYS ELA Exam - Questar/NYSED (2018)

Best Practices in Standards-Based Grading - Rick Wormeli  (2018)

Powerful Balanced Literacy Strategies (K-2) - Institute for Educational Development (2018)

Close Reads for Struggling Readers and Students with Disabilities by Dr. Lori Strong (2017)

RTI: Strengthening Tier 1 Interventions - Bureau of Education & Research (2017)

Network Team Institute (NTI): CCSS - CKLA Curriculum Integration & Implementation @ NYSED Albany (2014)

Apps for Education - Bureau of Education & Research (2014)

Reading Strategies to Address the Rigor of the CCSS - Bureau of Education & Research (2015)

Response to Intervention (RTI): Effectively Intervening (2015)

Socratic Dialogue Seminar (2016)

Wilson Reading Program (2011) 

The Foundations of Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom

Cooperative Learning in the Classroom

Strategies for Working with Students with Pervasive Developmental Disorders