I have had the privilege and pleasure of teaching for 10 years in the PA public school system as both a special and general education teacher. In the traditional "brick and mortar" school, I have taught 6th grade learning support, 6-8th grade emotional support in a self-contained classroom, and 7-12th grade multiple disabilities support. I spent several years teaching K-3rd and 5th grade special education in a public virtual charter school. Additionally, I taught kindergarten general education.
It depends on my students! Every child is special and has a unique way of learning. I take time to assess my students' learning styles and then I vary my teaching style to effectively support my students' learning. However I teach, the instruction is always systematic and explicit. My students and I have a mutually respectful learning environment, and we always have fun!
Founder's Award as Most Innovative Teacher
B.S. Elementary Education and Special Education; M.S.ed. Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
I have been married to my wonderful husband for 12 years. We have two children, our ten year old son and eight year old daughter. My son and daughter both cyber schooled for early elementary. Now in fourth and second grade, we have recently chose to home-school our children. It has been a tremendous blessing to combine my ultimate passion - my children - with my love of teaching. It is an indescribable joy to know I taught my own children to read.
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Other (Math), Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Religion, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Speech Therapy, Easter, Phonics