I am in my eighth year of teaching special education in a wonderful school district in New Jersey. My students have autism as well as other disabilities. While most of my time has been with 5th and 6th grade, I also have experience with 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. I cannot imagine my life without these wonderful students. They are truly the most amazing people I have ever met, and they deserve the best.
I believe that all children, regardless of their disability, can and will learn through good teaching and consistent, direct instruction. I like to establish a learning environment that fosters trust and respect, allowing my students to build character while studying all subject areas in a safe classroom. I teach reading, writing, math, social skills, science, and social studies on a regular basis.
NJ Governor's Teacher of the Year Award for 2010-2011
I studied special education and psychology at Rutgers University, earning a Masters degree in 2005.
I began working with children with autism when I was 19 years old. I quickly learned just how rewarding this work can be, and that patience and perseverance can go a long way.