Most of my experience is in teaching all subjects to middle school students with learning disabilities. I have also taught third graders, and preschoolers.
Probably because my students often struggle with academics, I try to teach by providing options. I do this in both the way I deliver the lesson, as well as the way I assess what the students have mastered. I always try to link new content and skills to real life examples or to the students background knowledge. Since every student learns differently, I am constantly adding to my "teaching toolkit".
I was named our area Walmart Teacher of Year on May 9, 2002. (FYI- I had to go out to our garage to get this information. When I won, they gave me a BIG check-- you know, like the ones on game shows??---my husband loved it, so he tacked it up by his workbench. Silly guy.)
I am certified in elementary education and special education. I received my degree at Central Connecticut State University. I have a Master's Degree in Instructional Technology from Wilkes University.
I am married with two daughters and one son. I have two dogs- a Bugg named Junebug, and a Shih-poo named Nola.