I am an Education Specialist with over 18 years experience in teaching a Special Day Class (the last four years in a juvenile detention facility) for students from 8th - 12th grade. I am the ELD lead at our school and have won many awards over the years. I design core curriculum lesson plans that are fun and interactive for all grade levels. I am currently working on a program that is going to change the way that incarcerated youth are taught. I have trained many student teachers to go on and be successful Special Education Teachers. I am currently designing a group of lesson plans for Transition and Career Education. I film my students presenting various lesson plan activities. The students love being filmed while they're singing, dancing and just celebrating the learning experience!
I'm the Ellis Island of our school! Presenting lessons that are fun and easily grasped (from easy to hard) by my students (who range in cognitive abilities from 24 months to College level). A couple of my specialties are: theme teaching and behavior modification. The clip art in my rotating quote is provided by the super talented: A Sketchy Guy https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/A-Sketchy-Guy. (Check out his great stuff!) A special heartfelt "thank you" to Jadyn Thone for her amazing (and lightening fast) work on this rotating quote). Check out her store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Jadyn-Thone
Special Education Teacher of the Year, Horizon PAU. Special Education Teacher of Year, Los Angeles County Office of Education.
BA in English Literature/Psychology Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Moderate/Severe CLAD Certification Master Teacher for Cal State LA (Moderate/Severe)
I love antiquing, hiking and helping shelter animals. I also want (one day) to teach in the Alaskan Bush!
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Fractions, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World Language, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education, Special Education, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Algebra 2, Employment, Short Stories, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, American Sign Language, Occupational Therapy, Vocational Education, School Psychology, Close Reading