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
2010 graduate from Illinois State University, bachelors in Special Education - 2014 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, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Numbers, Science, Basic Principles, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Education, Social Work, Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, School Counseling, Character Education, Study Skills, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Dance, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Early Intervention, School Psychology, End of Year, Phonics, Women's History Month, Classroom Community