This is my 33 rd year teaching and is my sixth year as a k-12 RSP teacher at a charter school. So I wear many hats as the needs of the students and teachers vary so much. Just prior to this I worked as a K-5 RSP teacher at a title 1 school. Before that is was a general ed teacher for fifteen years in 8th, 5th and 3rd grades. I also spend many a night teaching at the local teacher college with my favorite class being lesson planning. Yep, love me a lesson plan.
Small groups! Even before my move to special education I practiced the effective yet insanely demanding routine of small group differentiated instruction. The long weekends of planning taught me to be efficient by empowering student to participate in their eduction. They became my partners and we walked through the year hand in hand discovering who they were, what they were best at and when they needed me to support them.
4 years Who is Who in education Published in 2002 in "Over our Shoulders and Into our Classrooms"
BA from Sacramento State University in Social Science MS in Curriculum Develpment from National university Currently hold three teaching credentials Special Eduction including autism authorization Multiple Subject Single Subject Social Science and ELA supplimental
I started writing stories when I was 7. But, my dad was a teacher and I wanted to grow up to be just like him. Now that I have developed into a teacher leader I am going to head into my 50's by embracing my dreams, my talents and the 21st. century. I am going to start blogging and sharing as well as learning from all the wonderful new teachers that have chosen to change the future forever! Come visit me at 4thekids.net
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