After graduating with degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education, I was a paraprofessional for one year working with students ages elementary-high school and am now in my seond year as a SPED teacher at Rebecca Boone Elementary School. I work with students in kindergarten, first grade and second grade pushing into the general education classroom for co-teaching and pulling students out for specialized instruction. My building runs the center-based programs for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and students that have an Emotional Disturbance or Behavior Disorder. It gets pretty crazy but I LOVE it and I'm definitely never bored!
I believe that every child can learn and be successful. Collaboration between general education and special education is VITAL for student success and teacher growth. I try my best to apply Universal Design for Learning in both my classroom and building-wide to meet the needs of all students. My district uses Positive Behavior Intervention Support daily and I have seen its strategies greatly benefit our kids!
In college, I was part of my university's Honors College and continue to be a member of Kappa Delta Pi-an honors education fraternity. I am currently the building special education representative for my district and was recently awarded a grant from the Missouri Retired Teachers Association. I can't wait to carry it out!
I attended private school K-12, spent my first two years of undergrad at Truman State University and finished both of my teaching degrees at Lindenwood University. I plan to get my masters and doctorate in Deaf Education or Emotional/Behavioral Disorders.
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English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Special Education, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Holidays/Seasonal, Winter, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Early Intervention