Sara Ozbun                                             1704 Cambridge Lane, Pittsburg, KS 66762                                                                                        (620)-719-6696       

OBJECTIVE:  Seeking a position as Special Education instructor in a secondary school setting




·      Experience working with students

o    From suburban, inner city, and small-town backgrounds

o    With low socio-economic status

o    From a variety of special education areas, including learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury, emotional disorders, and other health impairments

·      Two years as inclusion/resource room teacher, grades 5-10

·      Two and a half years as a paraprofessional

·      Ability to remain calm when faced with combative students

·      Patient and caring demeanor with students struggling with a wide range of disabilities



Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg KS                   

Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude                                                                                    May 2003               

Major: Psychology, Minor: Spanish                                                              GPA 3.6; Major GPA 4.0


Masters of Arts in Teaching                                                                                    December 2011

Major: Special Education                                                                              GPA 4.0




August 2012 - presesnt

Inclusion/Resource Teacher, Galena District 499, Galena, KS

·         Worked with students ranging from grade 5 to grade 10

·         Planned and executed lesson units for reading and math

·         Operated study skills classes for inclusion services

·         Provided inclusion services for students, including managing paraprofessionals


January 2012 - May 2012

Paraprofessional, Pittsburg Community Middle School, Margaret Neil, Pittsburg KS

·         Behavior Disorder Resource Room

·         Provided inclusion services

·         Planned and executed math and reading units



August 2011- December 2011       

Student Teaching, Pittsburg Community Middle School, Margaret Neil, Pittsburg, KS

·         Behavior Disorder Resource Room

·         Planned and executed lesson units for reading, math and character education

·         Aided in providing inclusion services

·         Assisted in writing Individualized Education Plans and performed other administrative duties


June 2006 – August 2011   

Private tutoring


August 2004 - May 2006   

Paraprofessional, Pittsburg High School, SEK Interlocal 637, Pittsburg, KS

·         Resource room for learning disabled students

·         Provided inclusion services

·         Supported students in a vocational work program



June 2006 – August 2011

Stay at home mom, Ozbun home


August 2003-May 2004    Intern, Urban Impact Ministries, New Orleans LA

·         Mentored middle school girls in an inner city setting

·         Provided biblical-based teaching for urban middle school students in both large and small group settings

·         Planned and supervised events for middle school students

·         Received training in inner city ministry

·         Served as administrative assistant to the Director of Education for UIM



·         Recipient of the Judith A. Macklanburg Scholarship, Fall 2011

·         ETS Recognition of Excellence, Principles of Learning and Teaching Exam, Grades 7-12

·         Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, inducted April 2011

·         Christ’s Community Church, August 2000 – present

·         Board Member, Caring for Kids, January 2008 – present

·         Youth Ministry Action Team, Christ’s Community Church, March 2011 – present



·         Proficient in a number of programs including Power School, WebKIDSS, A+, Accelerated Math and Reading, Study Island, and Microsoft Office