Hi! I'm currently a special education teacher in Albemarle County, Virginia. I've taught for 13 years - all types of learners. I have taught students with mild and moderate intellectual disabilities, specific learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, autism, vision impairments, other health impairments, speech/language impairments, developmental delays, and English as a second language. I've taught Kindergarten through 5th graders in a variety of settings - collaborative, resource, and self-contained classrooms.
I believe that all students have the capability to learn and that educators should strive to reach all learners.
I participated in the first Special Education Leadership Academy.
I graduated from the University of Virginia in May 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and a Master of Teaching degree in special education. I have certifications in intellectual disabilities, specific learning disabilities, and special education: general curriculum.
I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters. Outside of school, I love to spend time with family and friends. I also enjoy cooking, reading, running, and playing outside.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Numbers, Other (Math), Special Education, Life Skills, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Reading Strategies, Poetry, Decimals, Place Value, For All Subjects, Phonics