I teach a K-5 classroom of students with moderate to severe autism in a public school. All of the students receive Intensive Interventions for Communication, Socialization, Sensory Integration embedded throughout the school day.
I build relationships with students, seeing them as children first. Learning takes place throughout the day in naturalistic settings using evidence-based practices for students with autism and real-life learning opportunities. Although my students spend most of their time in my classroom, I strive to expose them to the same curriculum regular education students are exposed to, allowing them to have the best opportunity possible for success.
2018 Missouri Regional Teacher of the Year 2019 Missouri Teacher of the Year Finalist
Autism Certificate from Missouri State University (MSU); Master's Degree in Special Education from MSU; Master's Degree in Christian Education, with emphasis in Christian School Administration
I love working with the community of educators who are passionate about what they do and realize they are making far-reaching changes in the lives of others. Contact me at AutismResources@hotmail.com
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Special Education, Health, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, General Science, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Speech Therapy, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Place Value, Informational Text, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, Phonics