As the lead teacher in my district's elementary Language-Based Learning Disabilities program, my instructional focus is on utilizing language-based instruction in my own teaching as well as supporting classroom teachers in their use of language-based teaching strategies, accommodations, and modifications. I primarily utilize Orton-Gillingham based reading instruction. I also have training and experience in executive function support and intervention.
I believe in using multi-sensory experiences to activate student learning across the curriculum. I emphasize the process of learning with my students, reminding them every day that learning takes time and everyone can be successful given the right tools. I also enjoy finding opportunities to include my Boston Terriers in my teaching materials.
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With an M.Ed. in Elementary Education and Moderate Disabilities, I hold current teacher license in Elementary Education (1-6) and Teacher of Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8). I also recently completed my Associate certification in Orton-Gillingham reading instruction through the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators, and am currently pursuing certification at the Certified Level.
When I'm not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my Boston Terriers, Murphy and Mabel. I also love to read, and occasionally I write children's stories for my students' enjoyment. *I am in the process of updating products to reflect my new store name. We were previously known as "Study with Murphy".
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Special Education, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Word Problems, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Mental Math, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Informational Text, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Phonics