I have been a special education teacher for the last 5 years and absolutely love being in the classroom! I have worked as a self-contained classroom teacher and an Interrelated teacher. I typically teach the younger grades (K-2nd), but have worked with all elementary grade levels at some time.
I use a variety of strategies to meet the needs of my students. In my classroom, we engage in hands-on activities that connect to real life learning. As often as I can I incorporate novel activities (cooking, dancing, art, drama, etc) to sustain engagement, increase motivation, and extend experiential knowledge.
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I attended Virginia Wesleyan College where I earned a BA in English and Theater. I later completed a 2 year graduate level program at the University of Georgia to obtain my special education certification. I have also earned my Reading Endorsement at Georgia State University.
I am the mother of three wonderful children--who are basically all grown up now (26, 21, & 16). For many years, I was a stay at home mom (and loved it)! When my youngest started Kindergarten, I went back to work as a reference librarian, but soon felt the pull of one of my first loves--teaching. I felt drawn to the field of special education and count it as a joy and privilege to work with my special kiddos each day!
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Science, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Handwriting, Phonics