I have worked as an intervention specialist ranging in ages preschool through 5th grade. My experience includes working with a variety of students including students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Speech and Language Disorders, ADHD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Emotional Disturbance, and Specific Learning Disabilities. While each child brings his own set of challenges, I thrive toward working together to develop and implement strategies to help each individual student succeed socially, emotionally, and academically.
My teaching style is a balance between teacher-centered and student-centered learning. Given the population of the students I serve, teacher-centered learning is necessary when introducing new skills or concepts, as my students learn best from direct 1:1 and/or small-group instruction. I do, however, firmly believe that there is a time and place for student-centered learning in my small-group learning setting, so I incorporate inquiry-based and cooperative learning experiences as much as possible.
B.S. in Early Childhood Intervention (PreK-3) from The University of Akron (Akron, OH) M.A. in Education from The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH) Reading Endorsement from Muskingum University (New Concord, OH)
In my spare time, my favorite thing to do is spend with my 3 beautiful sons and husband! I also enjoy spending quality time with the rest of my family and friends, traveling, reading, cooking, baking, shopping, and browsing or creating materials on TpT!
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Special Education, Health, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Writing, Reading Strategies, Occupational Therapy, Early Intervention, Phonics