My name is Danielle Carpenter and I have been a full-time teacher for 4 years, with a 3 year part-time subbing background. I am currently teaching middle school and high school students who are in a residential hospital setting, battling various types of mental illness and disabilities. Previously I taught Adapted Academic Foundations setting, working with students with significant intellectual disabilities. I have also taught elementary age students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. I have a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in Special Education and a Master of Science in Special Education General Curriculum. During my time studying at Longwood University, I also received a post-graduate certification in Autism Spectrum Disorders. I have a postgraduate professional teaching license in the state of Virginia, with endorsements in K-12 General Curriculum and Technology.
The instruction I provide is highly structured, systematic, and repetitive to support the highest level of success for my students. I use evidence-based direct instruction programs for reading and social skills. Additionally, I supplement all of my instruction with visuals.
Bachelor of Science (Special Education) Master of Science (Special Education) Post-Graduate Certification (ASD) "Great Dreams Need Great Teachers" - VBCPS Award
I spent 5 years studying at Longwood University, where I earned a Bachelor of Science (Special Education), a Master of Science (Special Education General Curriculum), and a post-graduate certification (ASD). During my 4 years in the field, I have continued my education through frequent professional development, becoming certified in numerous DI curriculum, Professional Crisis Management (PCM), Mandt, and Handle with Care.
Teaching special education is my passion and purpose. Getting to spend time with my students every day brightens up my life, and I would not be the person I am today without each student I have had the privilege of working with. The following products are sources I have used in my own classroom and reflect the specialized instruction that students with disabilities require and deserve.
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Science, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Arts & Music, Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Special Education, Other (Specialty), Education, Mathematics, Life Skills, Classroom Management, General Science, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Mental Math, Speech Therapy, Place Value, Occupational Therapy