This is my 4th year teaching students with special needs. I love my job! I work hard to support my students in a general education setting, by co-teaching with general education teachers. I also work with students in small groups during parts of the day to help with basic reading, writing, and math skills.
I attempt to teach using as many different teaching styles and methods as possible in order to reach the various needs of my students.
I am honored to see the progress my students make each year. I feel like I receive an award each time a student masters a new concept.
I received my Bachelor's degree from Hope College in Holland, MI with a major in Learning Disabilities. I am currently certified as Highly Qualified in the State of Michigan in Elementary Education and Special Education. I am also working on my Masters degree with a focus on Literacy.
I am married to a wonderful husband. We have a cute black lab named Lanie. No children, yet!