20+ Years as Special Educator, 10 Years as District Behavior Specialist, Clinical Teacher for University, Workshop Presenter
My classrooms involve movement, engagement, and fun! Student behavior is guided by many positive behavioral supports within the classroom and total school environment. A majority of the time appropriate student behavior is celebrated versus correcting inappropriate behaviors. Many academic lesson content is based on the North Carolina extended content standards for the exceptional child.
National Board Certified Teacher, District Elementary Teacher of the Year 2008-2009
Appalachian State University; B.S. Special Education B.S. Psychology University of North Carolina M. Ed. Special Education
I am married and have three grown children. I began my teaching career 30 years ago. I have taught Preschool through High School students and found the different ages to have more similarities than differences.