I have now done every level of Special Education except for medically fragile. My original major was Mathematics before I switched to Special Education. I started out with my first practicum in 7th grade math in Spokane, WA. My next practicum was for SpEd at the high school I split my time working with students with significant Autism and severe agressive behaviors and working with students with moderate to severe disabilities on functional academics. I then completed a practicum in elementary resource. My student teaching was back at the high school. My first year teaching was in high school Life Skills and Resource in Duvall, WA. My second year teaching was at a private high school in Burien, WA where I taught Resource Pre-Algebra, Resource Algebra 1, Resource Geometry, and co-taught inclusion Intermediate Algebra-Trig. I then moved to Gallup, NM where I am currently in my second year as a high school Gifted and Talented teacher. Last year I was helped out a long-term sub and taught one preiod of regular Algebra 1 first semester, and one period of regular Algebra 2 second semester. I have some stuff that I can't put up for sale because it was given to me by colleagues, but if you're looking for something, especially for SpEd and I don't have it up, please feel free to email me because I might have something.
I don't really have a specific style other than I tend to differentiate on an individual level and not necessarily within assignments, but by the help I provide, student pairings, and other adjustments I can make. My students always understand that I see them as individuals and therefore can vary my expectations to meet their individual needs. I tend to be very real with my students and really focus on developing that positive relationship.
National Honors Society Advisor Patriots Accessing Campuses Advisor (check out our FB page) Not really an honor/award but thought this was better than it getting lost in everything else.
Started out at Gonzaga University in 2007 majoring in Mathematics and seeking my secondary math certification. After the economy crashed, I transferred to Eastern Washington University in fall 2010. I attempted to keep up with my math major but struggled with the difference in faculty availability for help, and the switch from semesters to quarters. I had picked up a minor in Special Education, and after struggling for a year decided to switch my major. I graduated from EWU in 2013 with a BAE in Special Education. I am currently taking classes online with Whitworth University to complete a Gifted Endorsement.
Interesting fact: I am training to be a hot air balloon pilot. The funds I raise here will go to purchasing a balloon and paying for balloon insurance, so I greatly appreciate your business.