I have worked in moderate/severe special education aide for 5 years in different grade levels from kindergarten to adult transition, as well as in a general education and inclusive setting. My rewarding experiences as an aide motivated me to become a teacher, and I am currently teaching moderate/severe High School/Adult Transition at a non-public inclusive school.
It is my mission to help students develop the skills necessary to be independent adults and life-long learners! Off-campus real life experiences are among the most beneficial teaching tools in special education, but I believe a well crafted lesson and supplemental materials are necessary to help teach & front load the students about the journeys they are going to embark on.
The most rewarding moments are not those that I witness in the classroom, but when a parent tells me that their child has transferred that knowledge in the home & community setting. :)
I graduated with my BA in Marketing from Cal State Fullerton and received my Moderate/Severe Education Specialist credential from National University, where I also received my Masters in education.
I have a rescue dog named Maisy who loves to cuddle, and I enjoy doing any type of creative crafts/projects & drawing. I am a passionate hockey fan and I also enjoy playing ice & roller hockey.
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, World Language, Arts & Music, Music, Vocal Music, Special Education, Other (Specialty), Nutritional Sciences, Geography, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Classroom Management, Instructional Technology, Problem Solving, Cooking, Basic Math, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Valentine's Day, For All Subjects, American Sign Language, Vocational Education