This is my 7th year teaching. I student taught second grade inclusion and special ed. resource. From there, I taught 1st grade academically advanced. My next year, I taught 4th grade science and social studies. Then I was the 5th grade special ed./ inclusion teacher. I co-taught all subjects with the general ed. teachers. Next, I worked with 4th and 5th grade special ed. students working below grade level, 4th grade inclusion, and did reading and math interventions. The last two years, I taught reading and social studies for 3rd graders. This year, I am in a new assignment again: 4th grade reading and writing. I've only once done the same thing two years in a row, so that's forced me to adapt and grow, especially my experience working with special education students.
Anything that works! Working with special education students (all students, for that matter), I have to try a little bit of everything to best meet the needs of my kids. I prefer hands on learning, but I know that drilling works for some skills. I LOVE technology, and incorporate it as much as possible. I sing and chant with my students all the time. Like I said, I'll do anything!
2012-2013 Teacher of the Year, school level
I graduated from the University of New Orleans in December 2009, with dual certification in Mild/Moderate Special Education (gr 1-12) and Early Childhood Education (PK-3). I then completed requirements for an add-on certification in Elementary Ed (1-5).
In addition to my school children, I have two offspring. They have completely rearranged my priorities for the better. My husband and I have been married more than 5 years. I love my family with all of my heart!
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