I have 18 years co-teaching experience Pre-K to grade 12. I love creating materials to use because I get bored using the same things year to year. Technology has been such a boost to the creative options out there - it is endless! I found my calling as a School Counselor in 6:1:1 Therapeutic Classroom with a Co-Teaching Model; I can track and analyze behaviors, teach and work in a small group setting where I can see tremendous progress. I am now working in the capacity of CSE Chairperson as well as Home School Liaison. Two very different roles, but it provides me with the opportunities to work with families and provide supports they need as they navigate the special education realm.
I am so much like the students I work with. I understand somewhat how it feels to be on sensory overload - I dislike tags in my clothing, I get overwhelmed when there is too much going on in the classroom, I really dislike the overhead lights in the classroom, I prefer hands-on and meaningful lessons. I learn best when materials are presented in a multi-sensory, hands-on, interactive style. So that is how I teach. I also do not raise my voice, unless it is absolutely necessary or unless I am breaking out into laughter or song. :-) Something that I am catching the students doing during their breaks.
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- A.A.S.Human Services - B.S. Community & Human Services w/Concentration in Adolescent counseling - M.S.E.d School Counseling & Certificate of Advanced Study - M.S.Ed Leadership
- Co-Speaker at National Conference on Counselor Trainer - Co-Author Book Chapter - Continuing Education in Leadership Program - Check out my Blog: http://counselorconnection-k12.blogspot.com/
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Specialty), Other, Geography, Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Problem Solving, Writing, For All Subjects, Phonics