I began my education career as an elementary teacher. However, I have been a middle school special education teacher for the past 15 years.
I am a firm believer in never giving up. One of the most challenging things about teaching special education students is figuring out how they process information. Once you know that, then you work towards building concrete strategies that will help them better process and develop a connection to what they are learning.
The most important honor/award I have and will ever receive as an educator is the look in my students' eyes when "they get it." I also feel rewarded any time a student I once taught comes back to visit me as a young adult and tells me that I did make a difference in their life. Although the other accolades pale in comparison, it's nice to be recognized and appreciated for what we do.
Graduate of the University of South Florida, Tampa
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