I taught in a 9th- 12th grade Special Ed classroom for 16 years in a Center School. While it is challenging trying to teach such a diverse group of students it is also extremely rewarding! I taught a variety of unique subjects, such as Life Skills, Functional Skills, Daily Living, Social/Personal Skills, and Behavior Management. Along with these I also teach Math, Science, Writing, Communication, Language Arts and Art (mostly ceramics, both slip casting and hand building techniques). I love the ceramics so much I convinced my hubby to let me buy a kiln. Now I just have to wait for him to hook it up for me!
I firmly believe in classroom routines. This helps students become familiar with expectations. I also believe in high expectations for ALL students.
National Board Certified Teacher, Golden Apple Finalist 2015 Exceptional Student Education High School Teacher of the Year 2014 Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction - 2009, 2010, 2012 Golden Apple Finalist - 2015
MEd Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Technology BS Special Education AA Special Education
Married, enjoy reading, traveling and creating fun new things for my classroom!
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Graphing, Numbers, Other (Math), Special Education, Other (Specialty), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, For All Subjects