For the past 6 years, I have been teaching students who are identified as having an Intellectual Disability. I have often felt that the curriculum available for my students doesn't always honor their age or their diverse skills. Much of what I use in my everyday teaching is curriculum that I have created to challenge my students, push the status quo, and align to our state standards.
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." --Maya Angelou This has been my teaching moto; I believe in pushing my students to always do their best, to always strive for more, and to keep looking for opportunities that will enrich the lives of my students. But I also believe that regardless of how amazing my lessons/activities may be, in the years to come, few students will remember them, but I hope that each of my students remembers how I made them feel. I strive to make each of my students feel smart, capable and loved.
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BS in Special Education with an emphasis in Special Education (Intellectual Disabilities, Emotional Behavioral Disabilities and Learning Disabilities)
First and foremost, I am a wife and a mother. I am blessed to be able to have a career that lets me put my family first while also pursuing my passion.