I've spent the last 5 years teaching special education students for K-3. I'm now making the switch to teaching 1st grade! I'm excited for the change and ready to see what the new year brings.
I feel like my students learn better if they are given visuals and hand motions to help them be successful. I've also found that my students are more engaged while playing games and using hands on activities as they learn. I try to create materials that will keep my students focused and engaged while learning at the same time.
I'm honored to be the proud mom to 5 kids - 3 of which are triplets!!! That should count for some kind of award!
I received my Bachelor in Psychology through University of Maryland University and my Masters of Arts in Teaching Special Education through Piedmont College.
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