Hi! I have been teaching elementary special education for over five years. I am dually-certified in special education and elementary education and have worked in a variety of different classroom settings including a self-contained classroom with full-day special education students, a blended classroom with full-day and partial-day special education students, and fourth and fifth grade inclusion classrooms. I 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. I use a lot of visual supports and hands-on materials and activities in my lessons to help students grasp new material. I am certified as an Associate 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
M.S.Ed 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.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Measurement, Physical Education, Special Education, Literature, Word Problems, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading