I have 15 years experience in special education, with my specialty, depth of experience, and passion found in launching and developing Adult Transition programs. Having worked with students of all ages through the years, I can truly say that my passion is working with students who are ready to take 12 years of classroom education and generalize their functional academics in a tangible forms, both in the classroom and community setting. Before taking my own classroom, I gained invaluable experience working as a paraeducator in a special day class for four years, after which I transitioned into a role as adaptive PE assistant for three years before obtaining my degree and credentials (Education Specialist: M/M, M/S). I also currently work as an Adjunct Faculty member of Alliant International University, working within the University's Autism Authorization Program.
My style is interactive and dynamic. My students are primarily visual learners and benefit from hands-on experiences, so I try to tailor my teaching to their learning styles.
Seeing students develop greater independence skills (in vocational tasks, in self-advocacy, in mobility training, etc.) over a period of time is such an honor and makes me glad that I chose this profession. I have the honor of having incredible partners in crime: my paras, my fellow educators, my admin, and my students parents. I could not be as effective in educating my students without them!
B.S. in Organizational Leadership - Azusa Pacific University (APU) M/M & M/S Education Specialist clear credentials - APU M.A. - Special Education (concentration in M/S) - APU
I love Jesus, am an avid reader, writer, and love going on adventures, whether small or large! I have an inexplicable love for the city of Los Angeles, am somewhat of a coffee connoisseur, and immensely enjoy connecting with those around me. Storytelling is a great legacy of humanity and an incredible way to connect with people across all cultures, so I continually seek to develop as an engaging storyteller.