As a high school and college student, I interned and worked in a variety of special education settings. As a special education teacher, I have taught in multiple self-contained schools for students with autism and cognitive disabilities for the past 9 years. I have worked with a variety of age groups and functioning levels. I have seen and been through it all.
I always structure the classroom environment so my students are working as independently as possible and at their own level. I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and I love finding new ways to fuse my ABA background with the demands and expectations of working in a classroom teacher.
I was a child a divorce and my grandmother helped raised me. My grandmother was one of ten parents that began a school that is now one of the largest organizations for children and adults with disabilities on Long Island. If I could do justice for those who worked hard to get school and special education services to the masses, to me, that is an honor.
Bachelors of Science in Special Education 1-6, Masters of Science Literacy Specialist B-6, and Advanced Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Applied Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Arts & Music, Special Education, Communication Disorders, Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Cooking, Basic Reading, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, For Administrators, Vocational Education, Early Intervention