This is my 8th 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 local university 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, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, 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, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Occupational Therapy, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community