I have been teaching special education since 2006. I have taught students with Autism, ADHD, Emotional Disturbances, Learning Disabilities, and Downs Syndrome.
I believe in teaching the whole child. I believe in a hands-on approach to learning. Students with disabilities need many opportunities to attain their goals. It's important to celebrate the small successes because small successes turn into big changes.
I have been recognized as my school's Reading Teacher of the Year and Teacher of the Year.
I received both my undergraduate and graduate degrees from James Madison University.
I am a wife to a very loving husband and mother to an energetic boy!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Phonics