I have taught all grades at different stages in my career. Most of my experience is primary based. I taught as a teacher's assistant for three years servicing students with special needs. I was a first grade teacher for three years as well as a special education teacher for grades 4 & 5. I was a Title One Teacher servicing K-3 students and intervene using Leveled Literacy Instruction kits Orange, Green, Blue, and Red. Currently I am teaching a Special Class grades 5,6, & 7.
My approach to teaching is simple. In order to get student's to perform at their best you need to have an honest approach. They need to trust you as a person beyond education for them to exhibit quality work. My student's understand this and work hard in school.
2005 Employee of the Year, Syracuse Chiefs (AAA baseball affiliate)
2002-2005 Special Education Assistant 2006-2009 First Grade Teacher 2009-2010 Special Education Teacher 2010-2012 Title One Teacher 2013-2014 Special Education Teacher 2014-current Special Class Teacher
My passion is education. I believe that in order to promote learning you must first instill life long learning qualities in student's and promote good citizenship.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Other (Math), Science, Environment, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Special Education, Other (Specialty), Education, ELA Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Classroom Management, Character Education, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Early Intervention