I have been working with students with special needs for the last ten years. I have worked with a variety of age groups from high school to pre-k to elementary in settings such as inclusion, resource, and self-contained. I have served as the Lead special education teacher and functioned as the department chair for Exceptional Student Services (ESS) in my school. I am currently returning to my first love - teaching high school math!
My teaching style is very organized. I use a lot of technology such as a SMARTboard/ACTIVboard, iPads, netbooks, and personal computers. My students use a lot of manipulatives and hands-on activities. I tend to break concepts down into steps and simplify the process as much as possible so students can spend time learning, analyzing, and synthesizing material.
ESS Department Chair
B.S. Accounting M.A.T Special Education General Curriculum Ed.S. Instructional Technology
I began my teaching career as a high school math teacher. During my time in the high school setting, my school had a need for a special education math teacher and my certifications matched. I filled the role of math resource teacher. There was a need in my county for a pre-k special education teacher during the middle of the year in my 8th year teaching. I made the transition to pre-k during Christmas break that year. From there, I moved to elementary for two years. I have now come full circle and am back to teaching my first love of high school math.