I worked at a Jewish Community Center for four years as a camp counselor in a special needs day camp. While studying for my master's degree, I also worked at large church to start their special needs ministry. I later interned in a fifth grade (general education) classroom at a public elementary school and in a self-contained Learning For Independence classroom at a public high school. After moving a few hundred miles away from home, I recently began teaching as an Intervention Specialist at a public high school in a self-contained classroom with students who have multiple-handicaps.
Although I enjoy the ability to teach all core subjects to my students (it makes the day less boring)...I really love teachings life skills and vocational skills. I enjoy finding ways to connect real world applications to all subjects, so students with special needs can have a seamless transition after graduation. I also like Project Based Learning.
Teacher of the Quarter, Fairborn School District, March 2018 Semester Academic Honors (Dean’s List), University of Maryland, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2015 National Honors Society, inducted May 2011
I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) in the spring of 2017. One year later, I also earned a Master of Education degree in Special Education at UMD. I also studied abroad at the American University of Rome over the summer of 2014.
I am certified in Severe Disabilities K-12 with an endorsement in reading. I am highly qualified to teach all subjects to students with special needs in both Maryland and Ohio. I passed multiple Praxis tests with flying colors.