As a highly diversified teacher, I have worked with children ages one month to thirteen years in settings both in and out of school. As a special education teacher, I delivered high-quality, individualized instruction for children with varying disabilities such as Specific Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Emotional Impairments, and I supported their inclusion into the general education learning environment through effective collaboration and communication with teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators. As a program aide for the Autism Collaborative Center at Eastern Michigan University, I collaborated with the director and classroom teachers to design and implement supports for the behavioral, academic, social, and personal success of children impacted by ASD using evidence based practices cited by the National Professional Development Center on ASD. As a resource room teacher, I transformed our special education service delivery model into a multi-tiered system of support in order to provide highly individualized instruction for students with disabilities. Through my experiences, I have developed an enthusiasm for helping children realize their potential for success and have made it a goal to see that every child values him or herself as a unique individual who is capable of achieving great things.
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My qualifications include both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the Michigan State University College of Education where I graduated with high honors in Special Education. My certification is in Elementary Education with endorsements in Special Education – Learning Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as English Language Arts.
When I am not busy teaching, I am spending time with my husband and two German shepherds, either cuddling on the couch or playing outside. I enjoy spending time unwinding and cooking, practicing yoga, and enjoying the outdoors.