I have been a special education teacher in Liberal, Kansas since 1995. I love my job and cannot imagine doing anything else. After Kansas adopted the vision of "Kansas leads the world in the success of each student" my district voted to allow every school who wanted to the chance to change what education looks currently looks like. I currently am the Pilot for the redesigning of education in my building and will begin this process for the 2018-19 school year.
My teaching style follows an integrated approach to teaching that blends my personality and interests with student needs and curriculum-appropriate methods. I believe that before a child will learn from you, they must first respect, trust and care for you.
2015 Kansas Teacher of the Year Team 2015 District Elementary Teacher of the Year 2014 Sunflower Intermediate Teacher of the Year 2007 Kansas Special Educator of the Year for Kansas
BS in Special Education from Oklahoma State University MS in Elementary Education from Newman University ESOL endorsed
Mom of 2 daughters Wife to Kevin since 1991
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), Life Skills, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, School Counseling, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Occupational Therapy, For Administrators, Vocational Education, End of Year, Classroom Community