I am a former public school special education teacher and current home school mom. After leaving the public school system, I spent several years as a tutor, working with individual students in a variety of subject areas including piano.
When teaching, I never liked kids to leave me confused or frustrated with learning; my goal as a teacher, director and tutor was to make learning both attainable and fun for all students, regardless of age, subject, skill or disability. A big part of that was to make learning fun. I worked hard to make kids laugh. Those who I couldnâ€™t get to laugh I settled for a smile but made a big deal about the fact that I finally got an elusive smile. I also made asking questions into a favor kids did for me, so that I got to teach something (imagine, a teacher wanting to teach!).
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I graduated with honors from Messiah College in 2004 with a degree in Elementary Education and an emphasis in Special Education. I have been trained in the Orton-Gillingham method as well as Reading Recovery.
Education is a number one priority for me. Teachers and parents together are responsible for raising the next generation and all too often teachers end up with the majority of that job.
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, U.S. History, Special Education, Religion, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, General Science, Reading Strategies, For All Subjects, Informational Text