Kids of the King Tutoring Services, LLC (2013-Present) - Owner/Tutor: Tutoring/Teaching/Homeschooling students with individual special needs (Autism, Down Syndrome, Dyslexia); Specialized reading programs (Barton Reading and Spelling, Edmark Reading), creating materials to match the students needs (communication cards, modified reading/math materials) Arizona Connections Academy (2012 – 2013) •K–5 Case Manager/Special Education Teacher: Learning Disabilities, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities Arizona Virtual Academy (2007 – 2011) •K–12 Case Manager/Special Education Teacher: Learning Disabilities, Emotional Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Autism •K–12 Reading Specialist: Barton Reading and Spelling Program K-4 Homeschool Teacher (2005-2010) Elementary Substitute Teacher (1 year combined experience) Preschool Teacher/Home Day Care Provider (10 years combined experience) Teen Missions International (Summer 1988) China, Taiwan - taught English to the local students
Focusing on the individual student and meeting the student where they are at utilizing a hands on approach to achieve mastery.
graduated Cum Laude
Pima Community College (2010) Special Education: Cross Category Endorsement Northern Arizona University (2008) Autism Specialist Certificate Program classes Grand Canyon University (2005-2007) Master's Degree: Curriculum Instruction: Reading Pima Community College (2001-2003) American Sign Language Interpreter Training Program Northern Arizona University (1993-1996) Bachelor's Degree: Elementary Education and Special Education - Learning Disabilities and Emotional Disabilities
I am originally from New Jersey. My family relocated to Tucson, Arizona when I was in high school. From the time I was a teenager, I loved working with children. Upon graduating high school, I began the journey of a life time by pursuing a career in education. This journey has taken me through working at preschools, running my own home day care, substitute teaching, teaching in the public school arena both in the classroom and in an on-line classroom, and now embarking on running my own business offering tutoring services in reading and math for students that need an extra boost. My husband, five children, and I live in Tucson, Arizona. I am blessed to have had the opportunity to school our children at home during their lower elementary school years. In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, hiking, reading, decorating cakes, and working on jigsaw puzzles.