I have taught a variety of students of different age and ability levels, and am currently teaching K-3 emotional disabilities.
As a special educator I am always keeping my students at the center of all my instructional plans! In our classroom we do small group work for academics because of the wide range of abilities in my classroom. I love incorporating choice making, mindfulness, culturally relevant and responsive activities, visuals, and student input into everything we do together.
2011 Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction 2016 Heroes in the Hood Stop the Violence Winner
2006 graduate from Illinois State University, bachelors in Special Education 2012 graduate of University of Illinois, MSEd in Special Education, Multiple Disabilities Google Certified Educator, 2017
I love reading, spending time with friends, running (when I can drag myself out of bed to actually do it), cooking, being involved with my church, and crafting!
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Numbers, Science, Basic Principles, Arts & Music, Physical Education, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Education, Social Work, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Speech Therapy, Winter, Dance, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Early Intervention, School Psychology, Phonics, Women's History Month, Classroom Community