Ms. Dolores A. Collins

Dolores Collins
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Ms. Dolores A. Collins' Biography

Type Of Business:
School district
Marketing Area:
Local
Expertise:
Working with students who have developmental disabilities
Major Product/SVS:
Special education
Hobbies/Sports:
Spending time with her two daughters; Collecting and watching movies
Education Degrees:
Bachelor's Degree in Family Studies and Gerontology, Southern Nazarene University; Associate of Arts in Computer Technology, College of the Sequoias, with Honors (2000); Associate of Science in Business Administration
Place of Birth:
Tulare
Children's Names:
LaKaya, Jasmine
Career Achievements:
Highly Qualified Paraprofessional, State of Oklahoma
Throughout the duration of your career, what was the one highlight that stood out the most?:
The most gratifying aspect of her career is being able to work and support her daughters.
Charity:
Volunteer, Local Church; Volunteer, Special Olympics
Number Of Years In Profession:
22
Number Of Years In Current Position:
8
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
She attributes her success to God and the inspiration she receives from her two daughters.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
She became involved in her profession because she needed a flexible career to accommodate her daughters' special needs. This is something she feels really passionate about and loves to do.
Extended Bio Profile:
Ms. Collins advocates for her daughters; both are intellectually challenged, and one is also developmentally challenged. She also volunteers her services to other parents with special needs children. Ms. Collins was chosen as the Real Mom of the Metro for the July 2011 issue of Metro Family magazine. She and her daughters were also featured on the cover of the magazine. Ms. Collins graduated summa cum laude in 2009.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Assisting with instruction and activities for individuals or groups as assigned by the teacher; Supervising students in instructional settings; Off-campus activities and non-instructional events; Preparing, creating, and adapting instructional materials as directed by the teacher; Making bulletin boards for other teaching aids; Assisting students with assignments; Setting up and operating equipment for instructional purposes; Serving as chief source of information and assistance for substitute teachers; Grading student work; Recording grades; Completing necessary paperwork in class; Checking and recording student attendance; Making reports and records; Performing housekeeping duties to ensure classroom is neat and clean; Operating the photocopier, lamination and duplicator; Performing playground, bathroom and cafeteria duties; Attending in-service special education to keep up with new policies and procedures; Performing other assigned duties; Assisting students as required with eating; Maintaining confidentiality of information regarding students
Education Certifications:
Paraprofessional Certificate; Certified Secretary, College of the Sequoias; Certified Sexual Assault Victim Advocate
Awards/Honors:
Alpha Sigma Lambda (2009); Manchester Who's Who (2003); Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges (2000-2001); Alpha Gamma Sigma (2000); President's List (1997-2000)
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, Ms. Collins hopes to become a forensic interviewer.
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