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Hello and thanks for stopping by! Here’s some info about me… I have a passion for helping others, especially new teachers to special ed. I believe everyone needs to work together to help each student reach his/her potential…and it’s even better if we can have fun while we do it! I like iced coffee, sea otters, and traveling.

I can hardly believe that I have taught 25+ years! I have taught special education to all grades K-12. In addition, I taught 3 years of general ed third grade. I have implemented many models of special ed services:

  • Pull out and push in/full inclusion/co-teaching/resource in general ed classes for kids working on grade level goals
  • Self-contained classes with students in multiple grades working at their own level.
  • I currently teach students (ages birth to 21) with orthopedic impairments in general ed and special ed settings.

Degrees:

  • M.A. Special Education 
  • B.A. Liberal Studies 

Special Ed Teaching Credentials/Certificates:

  • Mild/Moderate Disabilities (Preschool-12) 
  • Orthopedic Impairment Authorization (Birth-21) 
  • Autism Authorization
  • Resource Specialist Certificate 
  • Currently working on Assistive Technology certificate

General Ed Teaching Credentials/Certificates:

  • Multiple Subjects (K-6)
  • CLAD (Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development)

Honors:

I was honored to be “Teacher of the Year” at my school and finalist for the district in 2014 (elementary) and 1994 (high school). I have also enjoyed being a master teacher to student teachers, as well as a mentor for colleagues as they earn additional credentials or begin teaching special education.

My Favorite Back to School Supplies for the Classroom:

  • Bostitch Quiet Pencil Sharpener
  • PaperMate Clear Point mechanical pencils – for me
  • Ticonderoga Pencils – for students (Yes, they are the greatest!!)
  • Flair pens and Rae Dunn (Am I even a teacher if I don’t like these things??) LOL!
  • Whole Brain Teaching methods (So much more than just “Class, Yes.”)

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