As a teacher, I believe it is my responsibility to provide a safe, caring, and intellectually stimulating environment for each of my students. I understand the importance of being up to date on the most effective teaching strategies and curriculum available to enhance my students’ educational experience. Also, in order to be the best teacher I can possibly be, collaboration with my fellow general education and special education colleagues is imperative. Finally, as an educator it is of utmost importance that I have a clear understanding of special education laws and legislation including, but not limited to, No Child Left Behind(NCLB), Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ( IDEA), and The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
This is my eighth year teaching at Warren Jr. High. I Have worked with children my entire life. I began many years ago as a pre-school teacher then took time off to raise my three children. I began my teaching career working as an inclusion aide for two years in the SDC program at Hart elementary school and one year at Loudon elementary school. Next I substitute taught for two years in the Panama and Beardsley school districts. After earning my bachelors degree in Psychology and enrolling in the Special Education credential program I began teaching at Warren Jr. High.
When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my three lovely children, their spouses and my adorable grandchildren. I like spending time with friends, cooking, and reading. I also enjoy swimming, golfing, and skiing.