My educational philosophy is simple: I believe that all students can learn. As individuals, students learn using a variety of modalities. As educators, it is our responsibility to individualize learning based on students’ needs so that they can learn and achieve to the best of their ability.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Interrelated Special Education from Augusta State University. In addition, I have a Master’s of Education degree from Southern Wesleyan University. Over the years, I have participated in numerous professional development courses that have enabled me to become a more effective Educator.
I have vast experience teaching students in both general education and special education settings. I have been a classroom teacher for 11 years in both elementary and middle school settings. I have experience with the following special needs: ADHD, ADD, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Autism, Emotional Behavioral Disorders and Other Health Impairments. I have extensive experience developing Individualized Educational Plans and tailoring learning/curriculum to fit specific student needs.
My extracurricular activities have included: Positive Behavior support Director, Special Education Contact, Director of the Learning Lab, Yearbook developer, cheerleading coach, tennis coach and school newspaper director.
STANDARDIZED TEST RESULTS
I completed and did very well in all SAT (high school) and PRAXIS (teacher certification) examinations.