I was a special education (SPED) classroom teacher for 11 years at DC Public Schools (DCPS) and was a SPED Coordinator for 3 of those years. I taught IEP students with different disabilities in various settings including a self-contained autism classroom, a segregated school for those with emotional disturbance, a resource class for pre-k to 5th grade students and inclusion classroom in high school. I also taught in blended learning class set-ups for ELL students. In short, learned what both students and teachers through experience and trial-and-error. My store is a collection of what worked in the various classrooms I served.
Student-focused. Practical. Goal-oriented. Flexible. Age-appropriate. Simplified.
DC Public Schools Highly Qualified Teacher. Best Buy Te@ch Award. Alternative Assessment Lead Teacher and Speaker.
I have a PhD in Special Education and a GWU Education Specialist in SPED with focus on Bilingual Special Ed. Moreover, I have a young adult son with autism who taught me a lot more than the academe.
I know a lot of front and back-end web development skills. I also focus on web accessibility.
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Special Education, Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Informational Text, Handwriting