I have been teaching special education to middle school students for nine years. Prior to that, I had experience with elementary school students - general and special education. While my caseload changes every year, I have taught mostly reading and science classes. I do have some social studies experience as well. I try to embrace the change of a different caseload year to year and teach to my fullest every step of the way!
I love mixing it up. In a middle school environment, it is necessary to sometimes need to lecture but I try to always include a hands-on experience or some form of technology in each lesson to keep their motivation high. Excited, motivated students will only make me more excited and motivated to be a better teacher.
I received my bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's College in elementary and special education. I received my masters degree from Long Island University in Literacy. Beyond that I have obtained 90 credits beyond my masters in a variety of different courses.
Along with my love of teaching comes my love for my pitbull pup, Samson. He is a delight to me and my students.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Math, Graphing, Measurement, Science, Anatomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, European History, World History, Arts & Music, Music, Special Education, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, Literature, Professional Development, Character Education, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, General Science, Physical Science, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Phonics, Classroom Community