A Little About Myself:
I am from Cincinnati Ohio and went to Bowling Green State University for my undergraduate and graduate studies. I earned a masters in special education working specifically with students who have moderate to severe disabilities. After college I moved to Stanford Kentucky and taught two years in an elementary school. Six years ago I moved to Boone County and have been teaching special education at Ockerman Elementary. During my time there I earned my Applied Behavior Analysis coursework certificate and am currently enrolled in graduate classes to work on getting my k-12 reading endorsement which would allow me to be a reading specialist. I am starting my 9th year teaching and my first year at Collins Elementary and I couldn't be more excited!
What You Can Expect:
I am a very academic oriented teacher, I believe that all children, despite their disability, should have meaningful access to the core curriculum.
I will be implementing the Unique Learning Curriculum in my classroom which is an amazing curriculum resource with modified content that connects to most grade level standards
We will be going on community based instruction for a total of 2 hours a month--these trips may include bowling, going to the library, and trips out to eat.
I implement a lot of positive behavior interventions, I use a lot of sensory techniques, and I love doing yoga and other gross motor activities to help regain focus and become centered.
I will send home daily communication on behavior and things we worked on throughout the day as well as information on upcoming events.
If you are a parent in my classroom be sure to ask how to connect to our private Facebook page.