I have been teaching in a self-contained primary/intermediate special education classroom for 10 years. I teach in a very diverse classroom with a multitude of disabilities that range from autism, downs, emotional disturbance, OHI, ID, to SLD students. I also taught in a resource room for two years and prior to obtaining my teaching degree, I was an aide in a resource room for five years.
I'm all about a positive learning environment and positive reinforcement. I avoid negative consequences and recognize the best. I believe classroom management, organization, rapport, and honesty are key to running an effective classroom. I use ABA in my classroom and I like to think of my classroom as family and my students feel the same way.
Autism Teaching of Excellence Award 2014 Educator of the Year Award 2015
M.Ed in Special Education M.S. in Cognitive Behavioral Disorders (EBD)
I have two children and am married to the man of my dreams. We love anything outdoors. We enjoy nature, camping, state parks, and our beautiful Colorado River. I love the desert, but my roots and soul are from North Carolina.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Business, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Cooking, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, For Administrators, Coaching, End of Year, Phonics, Classroom Community