For the last 13 years, I have taught students with special needs at Crooked Oak High School. I believe that all children possess strengths, abilities, and talents. Since these gifts often go unnoticed in children with disabilities, it has always been my passion to help each child discover their individual strengths and abilities in order to help them reach their full potential. Every day I strive to provide them with the tools, skills, and services they need as individuals to succeed academically and in society.
My goal is to provide a caring, safe and equitable environment in which students can learn. I have a much smaller group of students than in the general education classroom. This allows me to individualize my teaching to each student’s strengths. My classroom is very interactive and work is typically completed in small groups or one-on-one. Students are encouraged to take an active role in the learning process. They are encouraged to ask questions and participate in class.
I feel truly blessed to be a part of the Crooked Oak family. Teaching here has provided me with the opportunity for continual learning and growth. Some days, I feel as though I learn far more from my students than I could ever teach them. My hope as an educator is to instill a love of learning in my students so that they will become lifelong learners. Thank you for the privilege of teaching your children.