My name is Gina and I grew up on the Gulf Coast, first in Florida, then in Mississippi. In 2000, I graduated with a BS in Special Education from the University of Southern Mississippi with minors in Child Development and Psychology. I have certification from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GPSC) in Special Education in all subjects for grades PreK-12 and in Early Childhood Education grades PreK-8.
I began teaching in 2001, working in the field of Early Intervention and Special/Deaf Education. Since then, I have worked with various age groups from birth to high school in MS, TN, and GA. I also have a wide range of experience with students in various special education settings from inclusion to resource/pull-out to self-contained, teaching various special needs such as deaf/hard-of-hearing, developmental delays, and the autism spectrum.
Having learned Sign Language in middle and high school with the help of three Deaf friends, I continued to take American Sign Language classes in college and stay connected with the Deaf Community. Recently, I decided to change my career focus to sign language interpreting and in May 2012, I graduated from the Sign Language Interpreting Program at Georgia Perimeter College. I am currently working as an educational sign language interpreter.
I truly enjoy working with students of all age and grade levels with various learning styles. I excel in teaching in small group settings or one-to-one, focusing on individual strengths and weaknesses.
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