I am currently in my fourth year of teaching in a self-contained, low-incidence populations classroom. Teaching special education started as a high interest subject and has now become a passion for teaching students with severe-profound disabilities that increases each year. My first three years I worked with third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students, then during the fourth week of school I switched to teaching Kindergarten, first, and second grade students. My experiences as a teacher has developed into a mission to put the needs of my students as top priority and develop materials to maximize and encourage the students to learn academic and functional skills necessary to become valued members of the community.
MY STUDENTS COME FIRST!!! My students have such a wide range of needs from learning how to interact appropriately with others, understanding that simple changes in routine are hard to deal with, and patience to figure out how and when they like to learn (even if it is during my lunch break!). I actually enjoy that there is never a dull moment when working with special needs students. I take advantage of every type of "teachable moments" I get with my students.
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Graduated with a Bachelor's in Psychology from Texas Wesleyan University.
I have worked with my school district to develop a curriculum for low-incidence populations in Math, Social Studies, and hopefully Functional skills.