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Eric Benoit

204 Dunn Street Chesapeake, Virginia 23320


(757)754-3742
E.Benoit@spartans.nsu.edu
SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER K-12
Profile

Devoted kindergarten teaching assistant with notable dedication to childrens learning


experience and their developmental growth.
Passionate about the teaching job Loving and compassionate toward children, yet
administers discipline effectively when necessary Sets a positive example in matters of
behavior, dress and attendance.

Objective Statement Bring my dedication and passion for childrens development to the
teaching role in order to enhance learning experience of children with special needs.
Professional History
Teaching Assistant
Chesapeake Public Schools

August 2012 to present

Portlock Primary 1857 Varsity Drive Chesapeake, Virginia 23324


Chesapeake Early Adventures YMCA August 2010 August 2012
Georgetown Primary School 436 Providence Road Chesapeake, Virginia 23325
Main Responsibilities:

Provide a warm, accepting environment that promotes learning through all instructional
developmental areas such as intellectual, physical and social-emotion.

Supported class instruction as per teacher requirements Assisted in creating


instructional environment which includes working in groups and individualized activities:
single, small and large group activities

Developed innovative approaches that are repeatedly held up as the model standard for
meeting district goals in areas of remediation for those students struggling in particular areas.

Assisted teachers in developing lesson plans, support materials, activities and


design/layout of daily schedules based on the monthly program.

Assisted in observing/assessing students progress and behavior Kept records and


consulted with educational experts to fine-tune methods used.
Performed basic administrative tasks.

Assumed teachers role in class whenever necessary and attended meetings Whenever
necessary engaged the help of specialists.

Established positive relationships with students, parents, fellow


teachers and school administrators/staff.

Consistently commended for ability to redirect students exhibiting


behavior problems by replacing disruptive, unproductive patterns with
positive behaviors.

Other Contributions:

Volunteer for all extra activities held at the school. Serve as the schools personal DJ for
dances
Supported students individually outside class and during off-classroom hours.
Reinforced positive pupil interaction and appropriate behavior Encouraged sociability,
independence, responsiveness and responsibility.

Kept in touch with parents regarding progress, health, and childs adjustment to the class.

Provided individualized care to students with special needs.

Maintained healthy relationship with pupils and parents through effective comprehensive
communication.

Volunteer for all extra activities held at the school. Serve as the schools personal DJ for
dances.

Education:

Expected Graduation date of May 2016 with a Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary


Studies with an emphasis on Special Education.

December 2012, Graduate of Tidewater Community College Associates of Social


Science Degree (Honors Society, Graduated Summa Cum Laude)

Awarded the Higher Education Teacher Scholarship at TCC. Nominated by faculty for
excellence in the field of study.

High School Diploma

Professional courses related to the field of special needs children.

Goals:
My goal is to obtain a position with Chesapeake Public Schools where I can continue to be a
versatile and dedicated teaching professional while adapting and modifying general education
curriculum to enable student success and focus on the individual needs of identified and Special
Education students. I am a highly motivated professional with a strong desire to integrate
assistive technology and multimedia into the classroom setting and will use it when addressing
student needs, ensuring children will thrive and develop in an adaptable educational atmosphere.
I have strong interpersonal and communication skills coupled with firm behavioral management
techniques, and the ability to develop an excellent rapport with all members of the school and its
community.