I just completed my 6th year teaching in a self-contained classroom for students with Autism grades 3-5. I'm based at a public school in Northern Virginia.
I love creating adapted materials to help all of my learners succeed! Many of my students participate in the Virginia Alternative Assessment Program (VAAP) so I make a lot of materials to align to these standards.
I created and led an Autism Awareness Day at my school that helped spread acceptance!
I have a Masters in Special Education K-12 and a graduate level certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis and in Adapted Curriculum from George Mason University
I live in Northern Virginia with my husband and 5-year-old beagle mix rescue dog. I love cooking and reading in my free time!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Geography, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Literature, Economics , Word Problems, General Science, Cooking, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, Spring, Earth Day, Handwriting, Vocational Education, Phonics, Close Reading