Most of my teaching experience is in Special Education in urban areas. I have had self-contained, resource, and inclusion classrooms. I was a Math Interventionist in a suburban community from 2016-2020. I currently am a SEL Coordinator, and love every minute of it while navigating the pandemic.
My passion for small group and individualized instruction stems from my interest in working with the whole child. I feel that I am able to develop connections with my students by knowing their strengths, needs, and getting to know what makes them who they are. I am interested in all aspects of learning, including academic, behavioral, and social emotional, I plan my instruction with knowledge of student's learning styles, and include multi-sensory education and differentiated opportunities to help students succeed.
Multiple grants from Donor's Choose for classroom equipment. Grant for struggling readers from Learning Ally. Recipient of the Rochelle Lee/Boundless Readers classroom libraries 2005-2007.
ESL Endorsement Loyola University 2015 Learning Behavior Specialist (LBS I) 2006 M.Ed. Portland State University 2002 B.S. Michigan State University 1996
Raising three amazing boys, ages 9, 11, and 13. Married to my husband for 13 years. Living in the northwest suburbs of Chicago.