Thank you for visiting my shop. I taught Special Education (inclusion) in Baltimore City. My teaching day included providing whole group support in the 1st grade classrooms, parallel-teaching with general educators, teaching small-group reading interventions, and more...every hour of my teaching day looked different and I LOVED it! In addition to special education, I was a Teacher Development Leader at my school and mentor with Teach for America. Most recently, I have been working as an instructional coach, a position that has helped me learn and grow as an educator and mentor. Please visit my blog for more information: https://positivelylearningblog.com
I truly believe ALL children can learn. My approach is simple...I will do whatever it takes for my students to succeed in the least restrictive environment. What does this look like? Incorporating multiple modalities, hands-on learning, positive reinforcement of skills...whatever my students need. This seems to change from year to year which keeps me on my toes! As a special educator, I'm also always using data to inform my instruction. My products are organized for the most simple data-taking possible so I can stay focused on what's important - my students!
• Model Pathway Teacher (BCPSS, 2016) • Professional Development (Schools, Regional, National) • Published Author (Keyboard Companion, Lorenz Publishing)
Certifications: • Early Childhood Education (PreK-3rd) • Special Education (K-12) Additional: I also have multiple certifications related to teaching early childhood, special education, and music/movement. I graduated summa cum laude from Towson University.
In addition to creating differentiated learning materials, I enjoy mentoring new teachers and providing professional development. My most most instructional coaching role allows me to do more of what I love...support fellow teachers. In 2019, I founded the Special Educators Resource Room - a membership designed to support special education teachers in the classroom and directors. Learn more at https://positivelylearningblog.com/special-educators-resource-room/
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