For about 5 months, I worked as a special education teacher in an 8:3:1. I had ages 3 to 5, mainly diagnosed with Autism. I learned a lot about myself as a teacher. Before being a special education teacher, I was s lead infant teacher at a day care. In 2014, I was a 1:1 aide is a special education classroom. This is where my book writing began as I used Clicker 6 to make easy to read stories for my student. My heart is in special education and I love creating materials that are easy for students to understand.
I like to have structure and routine. At the same time, I know when to go with the flow. I like creating a calm peaceful environment by having a peaceful demeanor, positive attitude, using lamps instead of fluorescent lights, involving sensory activities, etc. The teacher sets the tone for the room every day and kids can feel your emotions.
The Mailbox Magazine has accepted some of my works.
I have a Masters in Elementary and Special Education from Roberts Wesleyan College. My bachelors from the University of Indianapolis is in Religion and Anthropology.
I am a Christian and my faith is important to me. Some of my work has been used in classrooms. Most of it is to help others.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Biology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Civics, U.S. History, World History, Special Education, Education, Other, Other (Social Studies - History), Religion, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, General Science, Forensics, Short Stories, Writing, Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Early Intervention