Including a combined time spent in public and private school I have over 40 years of experience in the field of education.I first began as a classroom teacher, next as a computer teacher, and now as a Licensed Academic Language Therapist. During the summer I also enjoy teaching at Key SchooI, a school that helps students with learning differences. I still stay excited about learning new ways to engage my students.
My classes are engaged from the time they enter the classroom because I use multisensory activities. They are never expected to perform any task that has not been completely taught and reviewed. There is continual dialogue to assure understanding with fun interactive activities.
I have been a part of writing two grants. One grant was for a computer program called E-READER, which enabled a student to read or be read to on the computer selected or scanned text. This past year, two other therapist and I wrote a grant for decodable chapter books for our dyslexic students. Most of all I enjoy receiving a thank you for helping a student, or just a report that they are being successful in the classroom.
Wichita Falls High School, Wichita Falls, Texas Midwestern University, Wichita Falls, Texas Lead 1995-1997 became a Certified Academic Language Therapist 2010- became a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist Certified ESL teacher Trained in Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Program Trained in Take Flight Multisensory Program
I am now teaching in Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD with six other Dyslexia Therapist. I find it very challenging and rewarding to teach students that have been identified as dyslexic.