I have completed 2 years as a 4th and 5th grade special education teacher for students with learning disabilities, behavioral disabilities, mental handicaps, and other health impairments. For the 2012-2013 school year, I will also be teaching 3rd grade. I try to do as much co-teaching in the general education classroom as possible, but all have pull-out groups for intense, focused interventions.
Because I am a special education teacher, I do a lot of direct, focused instruction. I love co-teaching with general education teachers, and try to incorporate more of it every year. I really feel that keeping my students with special needs in the classroom is the best way for most of them to learn. I love to engage my students in hands-on activities. I have them 'be the teacher' a lot, which not only lets me see what they have learned, but also allows them to gain confidence when teaching to their peers.
Graduated Cum Laude with High Distinction with my undergraduate degree
May 2012 - Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Doane College May 2010 - Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, Special Education, and Early Childhood Education from Doane College May 2006 - High School Diploma
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