Hello there! I have been a special education teacher for the better part of a decade and have taught in a range of settings from a self-contained special education classroom to an elementary resource room to a co-taught middle school classroom. I now hold a central office resource position and couldn't be more excited to share my resources and expertise with you! I am certified in both special education and general education and have experience teaching students with many diverse strengths, talents, interests, and learning needs. I LOVE co-teaching and am excited to design resources teachers can use to support students with diverse educational strengths and needs IN the general education classroom. I enjoy working with ALL learners and watching them soar to success!
I love using multisensory instruction techniques to support my students in all content areas. I believe learning should be FUN and dynamic - that's how you make the learning sticky! I use a lot of visual supports and hands-on materials and activities in my lessons to help students grasp new material. I have my associate-level certification in the Orton-Gillingham approach to structured, multisensory reading instruction. I use concrete-representational-abstract scaffolding in math.
- Teacher of the Month (Two-time Honoree) - County Assessment and Curriculum Writer - STEM Fair Judge
Masters of Science in Education from Johns Hopkins University
I love hiking, traveling, trying new things, exploring the natural world, and experiencing arts and culture in new cities. I believe that each student is a special treasure in the classroom and that the learning environment is enriched by our different strengths, talents, and interests.
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool, Not Grade Specific
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Special Education, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Word Problems, Basic Reading, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community, Social Emotional Learning