Who Am I? I am a dyslectic Special Ed Teacher who is also an Artist. I have taught and am Florida and North Carolina Licensed in: Special Education K-12, Visual Arts K-12, Middle School English Language Arts, and Elementary Education.
While chatting with the teacher preparing to sub during an interim absence for me she shared, "I'm not going to sing and dance for these students!" I replied, "Welp, I do!"
Recognized as having created an innovative reading program that boosted Special Ed reading deficits several levels in a relatively short time.
Florida State University BA in Elementary Education. and Visual Arts Education.
As a Special Ed Inclusion teacher I was able to roam and be involved in classes taught by over 40 different teachers. I observed and studied every classroom management style. Throughout the 14 years I was able to pin point THAT MOMENT when a classroom became less manageable. It was when a student was permitted to leave his/her seat to throw away trash or get a tissue, without having been granted specific permission. Upon returning to his/her seat the student would blurt out a random comment off topic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Then came the caous!