I am currently an exceptional educator for a life skills classroom at a predominantly ELL/low-income public charter middle school (grades 5-8) in southeast Nashville. I grew up as the daughter of a special educator, spending lots of time with my mother's students in her classroom and have always had a deep love for these kiddos.
I am a big proponent for developing functional skills in students that they can apply in classrooms outside of mine, in their homes, and within the communities they will work and live in. I believe it is very important for students to have independent work skills, communication that can be understood by unfamiliar conversation partners, and self-care skills that can give them the best possibility quality of life. My classroom runs on many stations/centers made up of work boxes, task cards, and file folders to promote everyone working at their own pace and level.
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B.A. in Special Education and Psychology from Goucher College (MD), M.Ed. in Severe Disabilities, and BCBA certification from Peabody College, Vanderbilt University (TN).
I am 25 years old and originally from New Jersey. I have a background in musical theater and love yoga, cooking, wine, traveling, and netflixing with my fiancee and cat, Milo.
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Social Studies - History, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Word Problems, Problem Solving, Writing, Speech Therapy, For All Subjects, Vocational Education, Test Preparation, Phonics, Classroom Community