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Julaina Kleist

Education   Masters in Arts in Education, with honors, 1983, St. Mary’s College of Moraga
Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, Major in Human Development, St. Mary’s
College Associates in Arts in English, faculty scholarship, Diablo Valley College

Certifications     Multiple Subjects Credential, Early Childhood Credential, and Learning
Handicapped Specialist Credential, St. Mary’s College of Moraga

Montessori Method of Education Teacher/Directress Certification,  
St. Nicholas Training Center, England

Professional      Writing Experience        2000-present
experience  •   Teach Writing classes for the City of Dublin, CA
•   Two First place awards in Pleasanton’s Poetry, Prose, and Arts Festival
           in fiction and first place in nonfiction short story contests, 2009 and 2010
•   Second place award for fiction in Redwood Writers Conference Contest 2010
•   First place and honorable mentions in ByLine Magazine contests 2007
•   Short stories published in S.F. W.C. Anthology and Oakland Writers Publications,
                                  "The California Writers Club Literary Review", Harlequin's 2012 Anthology
•   Active annually in San Francisco Writers Conference since 2006
•   Editing two novels in preparation for publishing

Fortune School of Education Credential Program                 2004-present
•   Field Supervisor for intern teachers                       
•   Review panel and evaluation committee member

San Francisco Language Services                                          2004-2007
•   ESL teacher for Chevron employees from other countries

Contra Costa County of Education                                           2002-2004
•   Teacher for Severely Multi-handicapped, Concord, CA
•   Supervised two assistants
•   Instructed peer tutors
•   Wrote IEPs for parent/district conferences

Regional Center of the East Bay, Inc.                                      2002-present
•   Teacher Vendor for Special Ed. Students   Concord, CA
•   Adult students confined to their homes due to special needs
•   Attend meetings for reassessments

Resilience School of Health                                      2000-2002
•   Special Education teacher for medically fragile, multi-challenged students,
    Antioch, CA
•   Wrote IEP’s for parent/district conferences
•   Worked in team environment with nurses and therapists

Previous experience

Martinez Unified and Mt. Diablo Unified School District      1995-2000
•   Home and Hospital Program Special Education Teacher for                      
   severely physically, mentally, and behaviorally challenged students 
•   Individual instruction in students’ homes
•   Wrote progress reports for parent/ district conferences

Diablo Valley Montessori School, Lafayette, CA                    1979-1993              
•   Elementary school teacher for all grades, one through six
•   Special Ed teacher and director
•   Organized, implemented, trained assistants for a Special Education Program
•   Conducted staff in-service workshops and parent education meetings

Montessori World Educational Institute                                1983-1985
•   Math and English Instructor for teachers learning the Montessori Method 
•   Supervised students’ application of curriculum
•   Offered University of CA Extension credits

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