I have fifteen years experience in working with students with disabilities. I spent about 12 years working with students with severe to profound intellectual disabilities, as well as students with autism at a public separate day school. I then spent two years working with middle/high school students with emotional disabilities at a non-public school. I now co-teach Intro to Algebra/Algebra I and Geometry at the high school level in a public school close to home. I have also worked at a non-profit serving children and adults with disabilities, providing in-home respite care.
In my classroom, we have just learned to roll with the punches because each day and every moment brings some unexpected twist and turn. I wish that I could keep some sort of routine or that I could have one set teaching style but, considering the distinct personalities and physical/emotional/social/medical needs of my students, I have to constantly change my teaching methods to suit the vastly changing atmosphere that surrounds our classroom.
I graduated with a Bachelor' degree in Special Education with a concentration in elementary/middle school from Towson University and I hold an endorsement in early childhood education.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Science, Arts & Music, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Cooking, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, For All Subjects, Early Intervention, Phonics