This is my third year of teaching, I have experienced both middle school and high school self-contained special education classrooms.
Currently, my classroom consists of students who have severe medical needs, so their daily schedule revolves around their medical needs, which pushes academics to the side. This means my teaching style is unique to each student, usually one-to-one teaching and training their paraeducators how to carry out the skill. Teaching students in high school has motivated me to gear my students toward functional skills, rather than counting skills my students are learning how to sort items to stock a shelf or unload the dishwasher.
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I received my Bachelor and Masters degree in Special Education through Seattle Pacific University. I am currently working on my Special Education Curriculum Doctoral degree through Liberty University.
I love using my creativity to imagine new practices and techniques to help my students gain new skills to achieve independence to the maximum extent possible. My students surprise me every day with the new skills they show us and are awesome at proving people wrong about their disabilities-they are awesome at showing off their abilities. In my free time I enjoy playing with my pets, 4 cats and 2 dogs, crafting, woodworking with my husband, and traveling to Disney whenever we can.