I currently am in 5th grade as a special education co-teacher, providing Itinerant Learning Support to students with specially designed instruction to help them be successful in the general education setting for all content areas. I am currently wrapping up my 7th year of teaching. My first year teaching I was a special education 7-9 learning support teacher - I taught Math, Science, and English. My second and third year of teaching, I was a 3-6 pull out supplemental learning support teacher. My fourth year of teaching was as a 5th grade special education co-teacher, which is also what I will be doing come the end of August of 2015.
I would say that my teaching style is differentiated instruction, because I don't believe that every child learns the same way. I strongly support multiple learning styles, and try my best when teaching to touch upon various learning styles in lessons. I also strongly believe in having my students take an active role in their own learning by guiding them to "teach" themselves so to speak. I model what they should be doing or thinking by thinking out loud, and then giving them a chance to try it on their own. Lastly, I'm a firm believer that two heads are better than one; therefore, I believe in peer collaborative activities to have students work together to investigate and complete various assignments while learning different skills.
- Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education - October of 2013 with a GPA of 3.96 - Bachelor's Degree of Science in May of 2011, specificially certified in Elementary Education K-6 and Special Education N-12. - I played four years of Division III college softball, and was named 2011 All-American Scholar Athlete. - I was on the Dean's list 5 out of 8 semesters of my undergraduate studies.
Attended Williams Valley School District in Tower City, PA from Kindergarten - 12th grade. I then went to Lebanon Valley College for my undergraduate studies from 2007-2011. Upon completion of my undergrad and teaching for one year, I completed my Master's Degree through Grand Canyon University in Arizona, which took me a year and a half to complete. I earned my Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education.
I coach softball for the junior high softball team at my employer's high school. I've been coaching the junior high team for 7 years now. I also coached varsity volleyball for two years. I have a cat who I rescued when she was only 3 weeks old and took care of her while she grew. She's now 7 years old and she's my best buddy! I personally think she's a dog caught in a cat's body! :) I absolutely love teaching and coaching because I enjoy helping others learn and succeed; it's the best feeling in the world! :) The graphics used in my store for my store banner and my side banner were created by: Graphics by The Hazel Owl @ http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/The-Hazel-Owl and Graphics Created by The 3AM Teacher http://the3amteacher.blogspot.com/ . Thank you so much!
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