This is my 6th year teaching Special Education. I began teaching Resource in 2010. The following year, I was offered a position to pilot an Autism Special Day Class in our district. As Autism is my passion, I quickly jumped at the chance and worked side by side with our behaviorist, occupational therapist, and colleagues from the MIND Institute to set up a functional classroom for students on the Autism spectrum.
ABA based and designed to meet the needs of my students. My classroom is based on a center model where each students needs are individually met through carefully chosen curriculum. I use a lot of Edmark and Touch Math in the classroom.
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I studied Liberal Studies at CSU, Chico. I later enrolled in a partnership between WCCUSD and CSU, East Bay where I earned a Multiple Subject credential. I was a victim of the pink slip era, and had always wanted to teach for 5 years then get my Special Education credential. I soon decided there was no time like to present and enrolled in a Mild/Moderate Education Specialist program at Brandman University.
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English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Special Education, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, Summer, Occupational Therapy, Early Intervention, Phonics, Classroom Community