I have worked as a moderate/severe special education paraprofessional 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 and a Vocation Program Specialist 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 continue to have a clear credential and enjoy teaching in the classroom!
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. Check out my blog for life skills and vocational ideas at: www.spedadulting.com
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff, Not Grade Specific
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, World Language, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Music, Vocal Music, Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Finance, Nutritional Sciences, Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation, Other, Canadian History, Geography, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Business, School Counseling, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Cooking, Basic Reading, Basic Math, Employment, Writing, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, American Sign Language, Vocational Education