I am a special education and response to intervention (RTI) teacher in a high needs school. Currently I co-plan with math & ELA middle school teachers and am primarily responsible for the corrective instruction by utilizing differentiation in the classroom. I have 3 years experience as a teaching assistant and am working on a Masters Degree in Teaching..
I am a hands-on teacher. In a small classroom I have a large amount of students that need to be able to use all of their senses to learn material. My lessons involve movement whenever possible and activating as many parts of the brain as we can to create muscle memory and retention.
I am a fellow in the The New Teacher Project and a member of Teach for America.
I hold a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre with an emphasis in Stage Management. I am currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Teaching..
My background in Theatre has made the world of difference in the classroom. I want my students to be able to apply the thought processes they learn in the classroom to real life. Finding fun ways to engage them is important for me. Studies have proven that the more students have fun in the classroom the more they learn. The brain cannot learn in a high stress environment so my goal as a teacher is to find the fun and make class a little less stressful in an already stressful world.