I have taught in the private and public sector, elementary and middle school special education in the collaborative and self-contained setting as well as middle and high school Visual Arts.I am highly qualified in all core contents at the elementary school level and in middle school math. Additionally, I served as the middle school PBIS Coach. I currently work as the Educational Director for a private residential treatment facility serving children ages 5-17 with trauma, mental illness, and behavioral disorders. I believe that the art and exceptional education classroom are highly correlated with many levels of commonality. Each specialty has the potential to seek out the underdog, promote and praise students that might otherwise have negative concepts about school, and seeks out differences and exceptionalities. These two disciplines within a PBIS framework help students reach potentials and begin to understand their own creative voices. Exceptionalities should be celebrated, differences praised, and individuals applauded. For other ideas, resources, and inspiration visit my blog at www.makingeducation.com.
I believe that students should find a positive connection in the school environment every day. This is not always easy for students of exceptionalities. These students have not always found education easy and many have shut-down. My daily objective is to be the conduit to help them achieve success daily. My teaching utilizes differentiated instruction employing diverse modalities to meet the needs of different learning styles. Developing project-based lessons, experiential and discovery learning, and engaging lessons that speak to all learners are key to engaging the student. My lessons aid the exceptional learner with scaffolding practices, guided notes, and graphic organizers. Each child has a talent and a show, my hope is the get them to show these talents while we grow their skills.
Masters Degree with Distinction, SEAC Chairman Powhatan County Public Schools, Art Education Certification President's List BFA representative to the Dean, Art and Architechtural History Citation, Clemson University Invitational Art Exhibition,
Clemson University BFA; University of Colorado Art Education; Liberty University Masters Special Education; Liberty University Ed.S Curriculum and Instruction
Artist, Mama, Optimistic-Realist, and Happy Camper. For other ideas, resources, and inspiration visit my blog at www.makingeducation.com.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Science, Special Education, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Statistics, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, Writing, Decimals, Place Value