I've been lucky to be able to teach grades Pre-K through 8th grade in many parts of Maine. One year I taught on a remote Maine island in a one room schoolhouse where I had one student in every grade! That was an experience! I spent 5 years as a developmental therapist for CDS in early education. My family and I have finally settled in Downeast Maine where I teach on the Passamaquoddy reservation on Pleasant Point.
I want my students to become engaged, critical thinkers with the ability to express themselves creatively. I give them freedom in the classroom to make their own choices, do activities that promote collaboration and set up experiences that will foster their individual interests. I advocate for early services. I've seen the results of early intervention on my student's lives as well as their parent's lives.
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Bachelors Degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences USM Masters Degree in Special Education USM Dual certification for k-8 general and special education Special Education Certification k-12
I am passionate about teaching, but when I have free time I love to photograph this beautiful part of Maine with my son, who is also a photographer. I love spending time with my children kayaking, hiking, camping and riding around the trails in our side by side. I also love to garden and work on our new home, which is a never-ending project!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Science, Environment, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Special Education, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Cooking, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Summer