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Lora Bunis Wegner

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EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS


The College Of New Jersey (TCNJ), Ewing, NJ
Earned additional 15 Graduate Credits in the following areas: Assessment, Technology in the 21st Century, Universal
Design for Learning, Differentiating Instruction
Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ
Masters of Arts in Teaching May 2012
NJ Standard Certificate P-3, Teacher of Students with Disabilities Standard Certificate, May, 2012
ESL Certificate of Eligibility, 2014
University Of Delaware, Newark, DE
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Political Science with a minor in History
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
SECAUCUS BOARD OF EDUCATION, Secaucus, NJ
Third Grade Teacher Huber Street Elementary School
September 2012- June 2015
Created multicultural lesson plans to stimulate learning opportunities for third grade students
Utilized document cameras, Promethean Board, iPads and laptops to enhance student interest and engagement
Successfully met and exceeded SGO Goals in Language Arts and Math
Taught afterschool science program to developed love for inquiry development, observation and data collection
skills for second through fourth graders
Pre-K Special Education Teacher Extended School Year Summer Program Summer 2014
Designed multi-cultural, multi-sensory lesson plans, enabling students with IEPs to meet OT, PT and Speech
Therapy IEP goals.
Facilitated student skill retention focusing on pre-reading and social competence
Kindergarten Teacher, Huber Street Elementary School September 2011- June 2012
Created multicultural, multisensory lesson plans to enhance student learning
Co-taught social and emotional skill development as a method of imparting anti-bullying curriculum with school
psychologist
Mentored a high school student as part of the Secaucus High School Career Exploration Internship Program
Pre-K Teacher Clarendon Elementary School
Month 2009- Month 2011
Recipient of Certificate of Appreciation for Innovations in Special Education for Hudson County from New Jersey
School Boards Association.
Created multicultural, multisensory lesson plans, enabling students to meet academic and social goals
Concentrated on the expansion of pre-reading skills (particularly focusing on environmental print) as a building
block for reading readiness.
MAPLEWOOD SOUTH ORANGE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Pre-K Special Education Teacher/Basic Skills Jefferson Elementary School, Maplewood, NJ Sept. 2008- June 2009
Utilized the NJCCC Standards for preschool to enrich the language and learning opportunities for young children
with multiple disabilities.
Created multisensory lesson plans to help students meet Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech
Therapy IEP goals.
Co-planned and co-taught in included First Grade Math setting
Modified plans and materials for a Third Grade Language Arts replacement class utilizing NJCCC Standards

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LONGHILL TOWNSHIP BOARD OF EDUCATION Summer 2008


Teacher in a Multiply Handicapped Preschool 3-5 year old class (ESY) Gillette Elementary School, Gillette, NJ
Provided students with a multi-sensory language enriched extended school year experience
Utilized social skills awareness and gross and fine motor activities to extend learning opportunities

LIVINGSTON BOARD OF EDUCATION, Livingston, NJ


Preschool Special Education Teacher Burnet Hill Elementary School, Livingston, NJ September 2007-June 2008
Utilized Livingstons self-developed curriculum to enrich the language and learning opportunities for 4-5 year old
children.
Created multisensory lesson plans to assist students in meeting Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and
Speech Therapy IEP goals.
SOUTH ORANGE-MAPLEWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION
Paraprofessional Integrated Pre-K Program South Mountain School, South Orange, NJ Sept.2006-June-2007
Co-taught, created and implemented lesson plans, carried out sensory diet activities
Designed and implemented gross motor groups for children in order to help them meet their Occupational
Therapy/ Physical Therapy IEP goals.
Maintained on-going communication logs with parents.
OHEB SHALOM CONGREGATION, South Orange, NJ
First Grade Religious Teacher Academy of Jewish Studies September 2004-June 2006
Responsibilities included lesson planning and preparation for the implementation of curriculum.

LEADERSHIP, HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS


Trustee and Vice President, Congregation Oheb Shalom South Orange, NJ, 2013 - 2015
Member NJ TOESL 2015
Alpha Lambda Epsilon Honor Society, 2012
Member of PASSE Liaison to Gregory School West Orange, NJ 2001-2008
Unit Head (Pre-K and Kindergarten) JCC Camp Deeny Riback, Flanders, NJ, 2001 2009,
Supervised and trained 26 counselors and coordinated programming and event management for 100 campers
Principal Selection Committee, Gregory School, 2007, represented interests of special education families