Experience teaching in special education: mild to moderate and severe disabilities - all grades, specifically K-5 and 9-12. Focus on Life Skills in the classroom, high-functioning severe education, language arts, math, social skills. Currently employed as 9th through 12th grade special education teacher in the highest functioning severe classroom. Previously taught mild/moderate special education: 10th grade Language Arts, Credit Recovery, Sociology and Current Events.
I prefer to focus on the holistic development of each student. I feel traditional classroom settings, though useful, are not the best means when trying to inspire each student while facilitating both academic and personal growth. I believe each of my students is a rockstar, and each has their own talents and strengths - together, our classroom is not a symphony, but a rockin' band that values each member individually!
"Best Teacher Ever and Forever" - Maria "Coolest Teacher" - Alex "The Teacher That Makes Me Feel Safe at School" - Aubrey "My Favorite Teacher" - Maddie "The Only Teacher That Believes in Me" - Elliott
B.A. in Journalism & Applied Communication from Kent State University. Post-bacc studies in Speech-Language Pathology at Kent State. M.A.T. in Special Education from Westminster College.
I'm a proud special education teacher that values inclusion and maintaining high expectations. I am a new mom to a little boy, Frankie, and an old mom to my two cats and dog, Gary, Breakfast and Brunch. I live in Salt Lake City, Utah, and love my family, being outdoors and listening to any and all kinds of music!