I have been teaching special education students for 7 years. During my teaching career, I have worked with students performing on Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 6th grade levels. I strongly believe that EVERY child can learn and I do my best to bring each child to their maximum potential.
The key to a student's academic achievment is believe in the child's ability to succeed. The first step to helping a student achieve success is creating a warm and welcoming classroom enviornment that allows the child to feel safe enough to take risks. As a teacher, we must then provide tasks for our students that are attainable to help build confidence. I believe in openness with my students. We discuss areas of strenght and areas of weakness. Together we establish goals to help address the weak areas and continually discuss the progress toward achieving the goals.
**Recepient of a Bellsouth Grant to implement a Service Learning Project in my classroom **Recepient of an Entergy Grant to purchase books for our school's Literacy Week activities **Recepient of the ETS Recongition of Excellence Certificate for my performance on the PRAXIS II: PLT Elementary Education
I am certified as an elementary educator, special educator, reading specialist, and child search coordinator. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Loyola University New Orleans and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Xavier University of Louisiana.
I enjoy reading and love learning new things. I often joke that if I could get paid to go to school, I would be a professional student. As a matter of fact, it is my goal to return to school within the next two years. I also plan to pursue National Board Certification during the 2012-2013 cycle.