I have taught thirty plus years in special education. Most of my years have been spent with children who have emotional challenges. All of the children have coexisting conditions. Academics and developing social skills prove to be challenging. Learning and teaching are my passions.
Work with strengths It's not the behavior, it's whats under the behavior Clear, consise expectations Be predictable If s/he doesn't understand, don't teach it to her/him that same way again Remember executive skills don't grow overnight Remember what's important to a child is important Children are not textbooks, neither is teaching
Professionally Recognized Special Educator CEC 2004 Maine Teacher of the Year Nominee 1992 Celebrate Writing Grant (Grant Control No. 211) 1986
University of Maine- Farmington 1982 BS Education University of Maine- Orono 1986 Master in Education University of Maine- Orono 1992 CAS in Education
Participated in the Steering Committee Pilot Project (SAD #46) to implement 1984 Certification Law as part of the certification procedures. Enjoy reading, photography, traveling, and having fun.