I am a certified teacher and experienced tutor with 10 years of experience with elementary-aged students. I began my career as a special education teacher working with students both in the resource room and in a collaborative setting in all subject areas. I have experience working with gifted students, as well as with students with various disabilities, including attention deficit disorder, specific learning disabilities, developmental delays, autism, and emotional and behavior disorders. During this time, I also served as a reading clinician at the University of Kentucky’s Literacy Clinic. Most recently, I served as a reading specialist where I designed and implemented specialized assessment plans and instructional programs in reading, writing, and spelling.
I love working in small groups or one-on-one to provide specially designed instruction or targeted interventions for students with unique needs.
National Board Certification in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts (Early and Middle Childhood)
I completed my undergraduate coursework at the University of Kentucky, receiving a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education (Learning and Behavior Disorders). I also received a Master's in Reading from the University of Kentucky. In 2009, I earned my National Board Certification in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts (Early and Middle Childhood). My teaching certificates include: Elementary Education (P-5) Reading (P-12) Special Education (P-12).
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Arts & Music, Special Education, Literature, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Summer, Informational Text, Early Intervention, Phonics, Close Reading