I am an Education Specialist with over 15 years experience in teaching a Special Day Class (the last year 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.
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.
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Arithmetic, Fractions, Geometry, 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, Professional Development, 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, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, 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, Handwriting, For Administrators, Vocational Education, School Psychology, Close Reading