Linda O'Day

Library Media Specialist

Virginia Licensure

Virginia Collegiate Professional License

· Secondary Education – Journalism

· Special Education K-12 – General Curriculum

· Library Media K-12 – August 2013



Undergraduate Degree

· Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania - Bachelor of Science Secondary Education

Graduate Studies

· Virginia Commonwealth University - Special Education

· University of Virginia College at Wise and University of Virginia – Library Media

Professional Experience

Internship - Library Media

J.R. Tucker High School, Dumbarton Elementary School

Summer 2013

· Maintained circulation desks, checking in books to teachers and students

· Collaborated with teachers and co-librarians to provide support for teachers and students

· Planned and delivered weekly fixed schedule lessons to eleven rising 1st and 2nd grade ESL classrooms

· Met diverse student and teacher needs through flexible scheduling

Special Education Teacher

Hermitage High School, Richmond, VA

August 2009 - present

· Developed and implemented lessons for self-contained and collaborative English 9 classes, coordinating with three other teachers

· Specialized specifically in the teaching of reading to special needs students for three school years

· Monitored and implemented IEP provisions to ensure compliance for federal and state regulations

Head of Academy/Behavior Analyst

Sarah Dooley Center for Autism, Saint Joseph’s Villa, Richmond, VA

March 2008 - August 2009

· Developed and managed budget

· Created and implemented training for teachers and instructional assistance regarding best practices in education and programming for children with autism

· Wrote and managed grant monies

· Monitor implementation of curriculum and behavior plans specific to each student

· Supervised three teachers and 20 instructional assistants.

Autism Consultative Teacher

Henrico County Public Schools

August 2004 - March 2008

· Developed and implemented training based on best practices for teachers, assistants, and administration

· Provided oversight and coaching of classroom staff in schools with autism programs

· Consulted with IEP teams regarding individual students educational and behavioral programming

· Participated in IEP meeting surrounding cases determined to be high profil