I was a Special Education Teacher for 7 years at a residential School for the Blind. I specialized in - adaptations of lesson plans for special needs students; adaptation of high school content areas for functional academics; creation of a functional academic curriculum for my school. I am now a stay at home mom to a 4 year old, 2 year old, and 11 month old. I love designing and creating a comprehensive scope and sequence for our homeschool presschool. My children are engaged, learning, and having fun! Win Win Win!
Special Ed - I taught high school aged students who ranged from pre-K to 8th grade cognitive levels. I often used multi-modal, multi-intelligence, and multi-sensory object lessons. I broke down a lot of basic concepts (in content and life skills areas) into concrete steps/lesson plans/task anaylsis. I used a lot of focused repetition for skill attainment. My materials will be useful for - special educators looking to teach high school age students at a functional level (usually elementary level) - special educators who would like to see task analysis of skills and concepts (often aids in future lesson planning) - students who need high levels of repetition to learn a concept (i.e. lots of worksheets focused on 1 specific skill) - elementary teachers who desire creative, multi-sensory approaches to basic concepts Homeschool - I love incorporating many concepts and skills for my preschool age children. Organization is important to me and so I enjoy compiling my scope and sequence and all my materials in order to be replicated for future use and by other teachers. I love to use monthly themes in preschool and incorporating as many sklils (math, reading, science, and social studies) into the theme as possible. I have a heart to support other teachers and parents. If my materials and resources can help out and fill a need of another teacher, then I am truly happy!
Nominated twice for the national President of the Schools for the Blind Award (2007 & 2009). Won Award for Promoting Student Independence and Responsibility (2011)
Grove City College - B.A. Psychology (2004) University of Pittsburgh - Masters of Education (dual certification in Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Orientation and Mobility) (2005)
I also love teaching piano lessons to a variety of ages and levels during the school year and running a preschool music camp over the summers.
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Geography, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Religion, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Word Problems, Study Skills, Physical Science, Basic Math, Employment, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Mental Math, Decimals, Place Value, Informational Text, Handwriting, Vocational Education, Phonics