I did my student teaching at the Oklahoma School for the Deaf, which gave me a good concept of what residential school life is like for students with hearing impairment. I taught my first two years in a small, rural, regional day school program in Grayson county. While there I ran a "one room schoolhouse" for a year, teaching K-4 in one classroom. The second year I served a diverse itinerant population, K-12. I have been working for the Arlington Regional Day School Program for the Deaf for 4 years. I taught 3rd and 4th grade for one year, 1st grade for two years, and 4th grade for one year. During this past year I also designed and implemented accelerated instruction for 5th graders who did not pass the initial administration of the STAAR test. This year I will be floating between classrooms, supporting teachers as they implement the Daily 5 and guided reading.
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Aristotle
I won the 2008 Capstone of the Year Award from Texas Woman's University. I also graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2008 and later graduated with a 4.0 from graduate school in 2009.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Master of Science in Education of the Deaf. I am currently a student at the University of North Texas pursuing a Ph.D in Special Education with an emphasis in emotional/behavioral disorders.
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