I am a 6th year special education middle school teacher. I teach Mild/Moderate 6-8th grade Science and Social Studies. I began this TPT journey because I wanted to help other teachers. I remember how overwhelmed I was as a new special education teacher- and I am also well aware of the high turnover rate in our field. My goal is to help other teachers to be successful so that they will stay- whether it's saving other teachers time by providing modified lesson plans, easy ways to organize caseload paperwork, or the latest tech resources- I am here to help other special education teachers to feel empowered and prepared! I began my teaching journey with a degree in Psychology. This led to an amazing internship with the Center of Autism and Related Disorders. It was through this internship that I realized that teaching was my passion! My first year as a teacher was in Alternative Education for middle school students with Emotional Disturbances. For the last several years I have been teaching 6-8th grade Mild/Moderate Science and Social Studies! It is my dream job!
My favorite part of teaching is making learning fun! My lessons usually involve a mix of visuals, technology, music, collaboration, games, simulations, videos, hands-on projects, etc. I use lots of praise, opportunities to practice social skills, and a sense of humor.
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I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from UCR. I have a Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential from the University of Redlands, CA. It includes authorizations for teaching students who are English Language Learners, and also students with Autism.
Born and raised in sunny Southern California! I am a wife, mommy, teacher, artist, pug mom, and lover of coffee.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Specialty, Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Art History, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, School Counseling, Character Education, Instructional Technology, General Science, Problem Solving, Cooking, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Speech Therapy, For All Subjects, School Psychology, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community