I am a history and special education teacher at a school for students with learning differences and ADHD in the Washington, DC area. I graduated cum laude with a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Rochester. I also have a Master's degree in Social Studies and Special Education from the University of Rochester. I have experience teaching students with many different challenges and disabilities (Autism, Asperger's, ADHD, dyslexia, ODD, ED, and ADD). I have experience teaching this population of students at the elementary, middle, and high school level. I am very familiar with IEPs and using IEP goals to drive my teaching instruction to target students' specific needs. I also have experience writing IEP goals and accommodations for my students. I have experience teaching reading, phonics, writing, and elementary math to special education populations.
In addition to my experience with special education, I am also experienced in regular and gifted education. I am very familiar with the AP history exams, and received 5's on them when I took them myself in high school. I currently hold teaching certifications in both special education and history. I have experience teaching American History, European History, and Ancient Civilizations. I have a true passion for history and love bringing it alive for my students.
I am a very energetic and dedicated teacher to my students, and believe that all students are capable of extraordinary learning. I love getting to know my students' individual needs and individualizing their learning experience to challenge them to reach their full academic potential.
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