I am a double-certificated teacher, with credentials in both General Education (California CLEAR, K-12) and Special Education (California Special Education Specialist, Moderate/Severe). I have over 25 years experience teaching general and special needs children at the kindergarten and first grade levels. I have also taught at the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade levels in general education classrooms.
I think children are the most intriguing people! They have such a naturalness about them that has not yet been diluted or eliminated by life experiences. They have a willingness to learn when they are engaged at their level, which is often more sophisticated than that for which they are given credit.
I currently work part-time at a charter school in South Los Angeles. I work with both general education and special needs students. The school is small, with a student to teacher ratio is 20-1, which I find works best for addressing educational needs in a public school setting.
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