My philosophy on education is that every child will be taught to the best of their ability. I believe that every child has the potential to bring something unique to the world. As a teacher, I am willing to meet each child's needs through individually designed teaching strategies. * 8 Years as an Elementary Special Education Teacher! * Autism Specialist Prek-Transition * Self-contained classrooms and Resource Classrooms * Ranging from Low Incidence and High Incidence Students with experience teaching children with a wide range of disabilities.
"If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn!" ~ Ignacio Estrada VISUALS!!! Picture Symbol Support, Visuals, Templates, Graphic Organizers, Simplify Language, Modify & Adapt Curriculum Materials, Hands-On Learning, Multi-Sensory, Repetition, I focus on linking and closing the gap between DLM & CCSS. DLM - Dynamic Learning Maps Essential Elements Illinois Common Core State Standards Familiar with almost all of the Reading & Math Interventions.
* Conference Presenter of the Willow Creek Teaching Team * Positive Behavioral Intervention & Support (PBIS) School Management Leader * School Program Facilitator of IEPs * Meeting Facilitator for Parents, Team, and Administrators * IEP Computer Program School Facilitator * Michelle Garcia Winner’s “Social Thinking” Classroom Facilitator: Mark of Excellence * Designed & Developed individualized curriculum for all academic levels * Integrating curriculum to technology (computer program and iPad apps) * Implementation of concrete behavior management system, challenging curriculum & nurturing therapeutic environment * Development of “Student Achievement of the Month” Program * Raising student achievement from 10th percentile on AIMSweb to Above Target in all areas, resulting in highest growth rate in Kindergarten in the school
Illinois State University
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Order of Operations, Science, Anatomy, Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Life Skills, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Word Problems, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Speech Therapy, Black History Month, Informational Text, Early Intervention, School Psychology