I have taught for a year at the primary level and six years at the intermediate level within the Special Education population of DCD and ASD. My students are working on functional academics.
My key focus is life skills and functional academics. Teaching the students to go out into the world with as little assistance as needed. I try to bring the real world to them as much as possible. Hands on is the best way to get students to explore their world.
Surviving the daily life of a teacher with multiple behaviors and needs. Nominated for MN Teacher of the Year 2017.
I have a degree in special education focusing on Developmental Cognitive Disabilities.
I love working with students on life skills and getting them ready to move on to their next adventure. I also feel it is important to bring the outside world to the students. Special guests always welcome!
English Language Arts, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Special Education, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Summer, Phonics