I have four teaching certifications: early childhood, early childhood special, elementary, and collaborative education. I am also a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) certified by the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA). I currently teach resource and inclusion special education at a public, rural, elementary school in Alabama. I believe that all people can learn to read when given appropriate instruction.
I value education that empowers all students toward a multitude of future career paths by promoting problem solving skills, the ability and inclination to think critically, appropriate and effective communication, and compassionate interactions with other. I strive to teach and model not only academic lessons, but also empathy.
The best award I receive is student success. Professional honors include: Teacher of the Year-School Level 2017... Certified Academic Language Therapist 2017... Google Level I Certified Educator 2017... Presented Schoolwide Professional Development 2016, 2017... One Teacher at a Time Grant 2016... Presented System-wide Professional Development 2015... AMSTI Training 2015... Lindamood-Bell Training 2014
BS from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama 2014, MA from the University of Alabama in Birmingham 2018
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English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Fractions, Measurement, Order of Operations, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Reading Strategies, Speech Therapy, Products For TpT Sellers, Informational Text, Phonics, Close Reading