I have been teaching special education since 1990. Since I started, I have taught at the elementary and middle school levels in multiple disability classrooms. I have worked with a wide range of disabilities such as dyslexia, autism, language disorders, selective mutism and many other disabilities. Presently, I am working at the high school level in a Life Skills classroom. In addition, I have facilitated many teacher workshops in math and reading for the school districts in which I have been employed.
I believe in using multiple modalities as frequently as possible, to reach as many students as possible. Since I am presently working with a Life Skills class, I try to make most activities hands on and as relevant to daily living as possible. In addition, I am highly organized due to the number of IEPs and amount of data that I must tracked.
Bachelor's of Science from West Chester University Masters Equivalency
I come from a long line of teachers. My grandmother, both of my parents, and my two sisters, are teachers. I actually began working with special needs students in 1984, at the age of 16. I worked as a teaching assistant during my summers with learning disabled students, under the tutelage of experienced teachers. I have been working with special education children in one capacity or another since that time. In addition, I love dogs, especially Labrador Retrievers!