2+ years early intervention for ages 0-3 infants/toddlers. 5.5 years special education K-5 in Knoxville, TN. 2 years Deaf Education grades: kindergarten, 2nd grade, and special needs preK in Knoxville, TN and in Atlanta, GA.
Make it FUN! I like instruction that is hands on, functional, and that relates and connects to their life. I excel in creating modifications for my students when they go out to their general education classrooms so they will be successful in that setting. I also enjoy creating social stories, behavior plans, and visuals for my students. I have created my own reading curriculum in teaching my students sight words (lists K-2) based on memorization that scaffolds.
Nominee recipient for the Lucille E. Hill Award, Nominee for Teacher of the Year 2017 and 2016, B97.5 Teacher of the Month (October 2014), Producer and Cast Member in “Love Hears” film documentary, National Honor Society Member of Phi Kappa Phi, Chosen to be a Presenter in the ‘Research Roundtable’ at Kappa Delta Pi’s 2011 Centennial Convocation, Poster Presenter in the 7th Annual Graduate Student Research Colloquium
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Master of Science in Teacher Education: Deaf & Hard of Hearing GPA: 4.0/4.0 May 2012 Bachelor of Science in Special Education: Deaf & Hard of Hearing GPA: 3.2/4.0 May 2010
My name is Meghan Cao (pronounced like 'cow'....moo). Special education is my heart and soul and love helping any and all students with special needs. I am married to a wonderful and handsome man named Tom. He is profoundly Deaf, our relationship is Deaf-centered and love it! I am fluent in American Sign Language and love to use it to help my students who are non-verbal, need help in communicating more, and even in academics such as learning sight words. I am an animal lover and if I could, I would adopt all types of animals! I have one pupperoni, Rascal. I am obsessed with Harry Potter and sloths!
English Language Arts, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, World Language, Special Education, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Classroom Management, Study Skills, Short Stories, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Mental Math, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Summer, Informational Text, American Sign Language, Handwriting, Classroom Community