I have been a teacher for 25 years. Of those 25 years, I have spent 23 working with students who are deaf and hard of hearing. One year I spent as a cross-categorical teacher in the suburbs of Chicago and recently, I was a Teacher Mentor Specialist working with related service personnel who were new to the district.
I work with students who are in special education, therefore I need to use a variety of teaching styles to meet each student's needs. I do, however, provide quite a bit of guidance with everything I teach which is mainly literacy--an area that students with hearing loss need most.
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I have a bachelor's degree in Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics; A bachelor degree in Special Education with a focus on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals; A master's in Special Education and an ESL endorsement.
I love acting! I am a member of the community theater group, Stagecoach Players, in DeKalb, IL. In my spare time, I crochet, make jewelry, and occasionally, I dabble in soap making. I am a Reiki Master/Teacher and Yoga Teacher 200 level.