I am a speech-language pathologist who currently co-teaches a reading/language arts class for students who are at-risk for reading and writing problems. I recently received my Ph.D.in Special Education from the University of Georgia.
My teaching is very child-centered. With my background as a speech-language pathologist, I understand the need for explicit instruction through many different modalities. Along with explicit instruction, repetition is key with my students. We use songs, chants, graphic organizers, movement, and mnemonics in almost every aspect of our teaching. I believe that EVERY child can learn. If he or she does not, it's because we have failed them.
Teacher of the Year, 2011-2012 in my school, member of Delta Kappa Gamma Honor Society for teachers, Outstanding Clinician of the Year, 2002 Georgia State University Del Jones Memorial Scholarship-University of Georgia
BS.Ed-University of Georgia, 2000 M.Ed.Georgia State University, 2002 Ph.D. University of Georgia, 2012
I love my job!