This is my eighth year in Special Education. I've spent 3 years teaching students with multiple disabilities from Kindergarten to Seventh Grade, and 1 year teaching students with Autism. I've spent the last 3 years as a Multiple Disabilities Supervisor for students K-23 all over the county I work in. It's been a learning curve for me, but a fun one! I enjoy helping new teachers navigate the field of special ed.
I'm very laid back. I love being organized. It is a skill that does not easily come to me though, so I work very hard at it. I try to make activities fun for my students and think that learning should be fun for everyone. If I'm not having fun, I know my students aren't having fun.
The Dow Award for Excellence in Education 2013-2014 recipient
I have my bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Ohio University. During my preschool student teaching at an MRDD preschool I fell in love with teaching children with special needs. I decided to obtain my Master's degree, which I received from Muskingum University in Special Education (Intervention Specialist). I have certificates to teach in K-3rd grade, K-12th Special Education, and an administrative license for Curriculum and Instruction.
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Special Education, Other (Specialty), Other, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, School Counseling, Economics , Word Problems, Physical Science, Cooking, Basic Math, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, Easter, Spring, For All Subjects, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Vocational Education, Early Intervention