11 years experience teaching adaptive special education, from kindergarten to 12th grade. I have had students with various learning disabilities including dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, behavioral and emotional disorders and Down Syndrome. I also am an autism specialist and Mom to 3 beautiful children, 1 of whom is blessed with trisomy 21, or Down Syndrome. I am also an Educational Consultant and trainer for The Center for Teacher Effectiveness. Google Drive absolutely fascinates me and I'm working through the Google Education program to learn all about how to use their tools in the classroom to save time for teachers!
I like to use explicit instruction because I think it is the most effective. However, each student learns their own unique way and that needs to be taken into consideration during teaching. I like to use technology, but also always incorporate hands on activities in my lessons.
Autism specialist K-12 Adaptive Special Education Certified K-8 General Education certified
BS in elementary education MS in k-12 adaptive special education Post Graduate work in instructional design and learning Educational Leadership (school Principal) endorsement in progress
I live in rural Kansas with an amazing husband and 3 beautiful kids. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and enjoying wine with my friends. I also am an education consultant and I travel the US teaching strategies to help include students of all ability levels in the classroom. I use a lot of technology integration as well as classroom management teaching strategies that help save the teacher time and energy while enhancing the education experience of the students !
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