I have been in education since 2015. I began as a an applied behavior analysis instructional assistant in a K-2 Enhanced Autism self-contained setting. Then I worked as a Public Health Training Aide in a center-school program for students with sever a profound disabilities. The students I served in this setting ranged from medically fragile, non-ambulatory students to student with sever aggression. Currently I am a Special Education Teacher, I teach Work Awareness and Transition (WAT) in an 18-22 year old program.My students spend 3 hours a day 4 times a week off-campus at a job site. Before working in education I was worked as a respite provider serving people with disabilities on the Medicaid waiver.
My teacher style is to build autonomy in my students. I teach a post-secondary program I am hyper-focused on preparing my students for the real world. I try my best to secure either jobs, education or community service programs for my students upon graduation.
I was honored with my county monthly care award for teaching in June 2017.
I am currently a candidate for a Masters in Education with an endorsement in adapted curriculum from George Mason University. I have a Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences with an emphasis in Occupational Therapy and a minor in Psychology from Ferrum College.
I love organization and I am obsessed with all things medical.