This is my 17th year as a severe needs teacher. I have opened a brand new high school, and started up a severe needs program in both a middle school and an elementary school . I have taught high school (7 years), middle school (4 years), and am currently teaching at an elementary school (6 years). I have loved each level, however I am finding working with the little ones is where my heart is right now.
I believe that communication is the most important skill, without the ability to communicate, so much of what a person "knows" is lost. I also believe that once a week pullout therapy is not effective and must be reinforced everyday throughout the child's day in order for successful growth to occur. My teaching and lessons therefore must contain multiple levels of functions in order for me to ensure my students are meeting all their goals, in special ed and general ed.
Dream Maker Award
BA in Psychology and Art from Univ. of Northern Colorado, License in Severe Needs Special Education with emphasis in Assistive Technology MA in Education from University of Colorado
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