I have had much experience with teaching 2nd grade through 5th grade during my student teaching placements, in both general education and special education settings. I have worked with students with disabilities such as Autism, physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and students with emotional/behavioral disorders. Throughout my experience, I created lesson plans and activities designed specifically for each student's individual needs. I create lessons using Universal Design for Learning, and know how to modify lessons/activities and accommodate my students with and without special needs. I am currently seeking employment for a teaching position in an elementary school.
I like to teach using Universal Design for Learning. I create lessons and activities designed so that every single one of my students can understand and learn from the lesson. I love using technology, especially the smart board. In addition, I always differentiate instruction based on my student's needs. Throughout my experience, I've learned that students learn best when the lesson is interactive and hands-on, so I incorporate a lot of that in my daily lessons. My teaching style is fun and active and keeps the students engaged by using multiple means of representation (illustrations, videos, charts, etc.), engagement, and expression.
I received 2 small scholarship awards in graduate school for 2 semesters for having an outstanding GPA.
I graduated from Molloy College in 2010 with a Bachelors Degree in English and received my Masters Degree in Inclusive Elementary Special Education from Hofstra University in 2013.
Besides teaching, I love to sing, spend time with my family, friends, and dog, and go to concerts.