I have been teaching children with special needs for more than 20 years. I have taught preschool to grade 8, but really enjoy grades 4,5 and 6.
I believe in a multi sensory approach to learning. As a teacher of special needs students, not all children learn the same way. It is important for teachers to provide students the opportunity to find their best learning modality and improve on it.
One of the greatest rewards is when former students friend request me on Facebook! It is great to know that I was able to provide them with positive learning memories!
I earned my BA in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education and my MS in Reading Literacy from Dowling College in Oakdale, NY.
In 2007, when my only child was 10 years old, we moved from Long Island, New York to Bellingham, Washington to provide her the opportunity to flourish her love for animals and nature. Ten years later she is in the pre-vet program at Washington State University!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, Special Education, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Literature, Classroom Management, Study Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects