Profession: Special Education Teacher
Teaching Experience: I have been a Special Education Teacher for 11 years in an urban school district. I am currently working with 3-6 year olds, but have worked with K3 through 7th grade over my careers. The school I am currently at (I have been there for 8 years) has a very high population of English Language Learners and many of them are brand new to the country and know little to no English when they begin school. Many of the students I currently work with are non-verbal or have very few words and I work with them daily on naming objects, people, places and other relevant information to their lives. I also help them with beginning speech issues such has pronunciation and word order.
Interests: I enjoying spending time with my husband and 3 children. We love to spend time outdoors in the summer and watching our kids play sports. I also enjoy cooking and trying new recipes.
Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Bachelor's degree in Psychology
Master's degree in Exceptional Education
Spoken Languages: English (Native)