I have 20 years of experience in teaching and leading other teachers in the field of special education. I have taught students in both middle and high school. Much of my experience has been in working with students who have Autism and Intellectual Disabilities. I also have spent a great deal of time working with students who have Emotional Behavioral Disabilities. Most of my years in the classroom have been in a self-contained or pull-out setting. I teach as an adjunct professor at Augusta University, too. In addition to special education certification, I also hold certification in general education content areas, educational administration, and as a reading specialist. I am also a Google Level 2 Certified Educator.
Hands-on, technology, interactive, modeling, prompting, real-world applications, functional skills, etc.
Google Certified Educator - Level 2; Distinguished Alumni Award 2018 - Augusta University; Graduate Research Day Award Winner 2018; Kappa Delta Epsilon inductee 2016; Pi Beta Lambda inductee 2000; Phi Kappa Phi inductee 1998; Co-Op Student of the Year for ASU and the state of Georgia 1998; Magna Cum Laude 1998
B.S.Ed. in Intellectual Disabilities; M.Ed. in Interrelated Special Education; Ed.S. in Educational Administration; and Ed.D. in Educational Innovation
I am dedicated to finding better ways for material to be presented to students, resources for making it easier for a teacher to do his or her job, and studying about social justice issues. Even though I have completed my terminal degree, I will never stop learning. I love my students, my colleagues, and the college students I teach, and I believe there is much to learn from all of them.
English Language Arts, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Special Education, Health, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Psychology, Family Consumer Sciences, Cooking, Algebra 2, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Vocational Education, Early Intervention