2006-Present: Special Services Teacher at Downers Grove North High School - LRC/Resource Teacher - Co-Taught: World History and Sociology - ED Self-Contained: World History and English - LD Self-Contained: World History 2002-2006: Fox Tech and Trade Center (ED/BD Alternative School) - English (multiple courses) - ED Self-Contained Cross-Categorical
- Cooperative Learning- - Project-based - Reading strategies
- Ten Outstanding Young Person’s of Illinois (TOYP) Award from the Illinois Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate (2005) - Teacher4Teacher’s Lesson Plan Contest First Place Winner (January 2005) - The Menta Group’s Excellence in Education Award (2002)
- M.S. Literacy Education - Northern Illinois University - M.Ed. Educational Leadership - Lewis University - M.A., Special Education - Lewis University B.A., Secondary Education English with History minor - Concordia University
I have 13 years teaching experience. I started out as an English/ Language Arts teacher, but went back for my special education certification. My first few years of teaching was primarily teaching English at an alternative school; my final year there was cross-curriculum in an ED self-contained setting. Since 2006, I have primarily taught world history in the co-taught (general education) and special education settings. Some of my items have been adapted for the co-taught and/or special education setting. Before teaching, I worked with k-8 students in an before/after school and day camp setting. Additionally, I have 2 years experience as a writing tutor at Concordia University. Many of the items I am posting are graphic organizers and video guides that I have created for history and language art classes. If you like my work, and would like me to develop something specific for you, please email me. Thanks!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, World Language, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Special Education, History, Sociology, Other (Social Studies - History), Religion, Arabic, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Psychology, Economics , Character Education, Writing, Writing, Asian Studies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Valentine's Day, For All Subjects, Early Intervention, School Psychology