I have been teaching for over 20 years; 10 years in K-6, and the remainder in junior high. I have worked with students with learning disabilities, mild mental handicaps, ADHD, brain injuries, and other health impairments. I also have experience homeschooling through 6th grade.
I believe in meeting students where they are and taking them where they need to be. Teaching is an interactive experience with my students. I integrate technology, manipulatives, grouping, individualization, and innovative practices into my classes. I can't often find just what I need to meet my students' needs, so I create what is needed. I love finding ways for myself and my students to organize so as not to lose any of the precious data we work so hard to collect!
My greatest achievement as a teacher is EVERY time I hear a student say, "Oh, I get it now!"
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education and a Master's Degree in Education.
I am a mother of three special needs individuals (all adults now), one with ADHD, one with a mild mental handicap, and one with a moderate/severe mental handicap and chronic illness. Navigating them through school has given me so much more experience than teaching alone ever could have!
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Special Education, ELA Test Prep, Literature, Study Skills, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation