As a special needs teacher in the Boston Public schools, I worked with many students who were diagnosed with ADD and ADHD. I have developed I.E.P.s for students with this type of disability. Also, I have developed and used many types of behavior management programs, which helped children with ADD to become more focused and organized.
I have a master's degree in special education. I have an active teaching certification in the area of moderate special needs. During my work experience in the Boston Public schools, I worked with several children who were diagnosed with Aspergers syndrome.
I taught special education in the Boston Public schools for over 30 years. I mainly worked with children who have learning disabilities. I am a certified Wilson Reading Instructor. This program is specifically targeted for children with dyslexia. I am also a certified Reading Recovery teacher, Project Read Instructor and Wisnea Kapp instructor.
I taught in Boston as a Resource Room teacher for over 30 years. I worked with children in grades 1-5 and I am completely familiar with the elementary school curriculum and state based standards. I serviced both regular education children and special needs children. I have been doing MCAS prep with students in grades 3-5 since this testing began in Massachusetts.
I taught math to elementary school children for over 30 years. I am quite familiar with the standards that are required for taking and performing well on the MCAS. As a Resource Room teacher for the Boston Public schools, I have lots of experience using the Math Investigations program, also known as TERC. My experience also includes tutoring in an after school program known as SES. This program was a supplemental program to help boost students' math MCAS scores.
I taught writing to children in grades 1-5 for over 30 years as a Resource Room teacher in the Boston Public Schools. A strong focus of my work was with 4th graders who needed extra practice in order to prepare them for the 5 paragraph MCAS essay, which all public school 4th graders are required to take. Most of my students had I.E.P goals and objectives to improve writing skills.
While working in the Boston Public Schools, I completed Categories 1,2, 3, and 4 of ESL training. Most of the students I worked with were second language learners and this was a requirement.
I taught GED preparation in Saugus at Saugus High School. I am familiar with the basic requirements for taking this test. I have taught middle and high school students basic skills in reading, writing and math.
I am highly qualified to teach phonics. I taught this for over 30 years in the Boston Public schools. I am a certified Wilson Reading Instructor, Project Read Instructor, and Wisnea Kapp Instructor. These programs are all phonics based programs for children with reading difficulties.
I am a certified Wilson Reading Teacher. I also have certifications for Project Read and the Wisnea Kapp program. I trained and taught Reading Recovery for 1 year. Finally, I taught literacy, which includes reading, writing and spelling, for over 30 years in the Boston Public Schools. Currently, I hold an active teaching license for moderate special needs.
I taught special education in the Boston Public schools for over 30 years. I have a Master's degree in special education and I hold an active teaching license in moderate special needs K-8.
As a Resource room teacher at the middle school level, I supported students with study skills. Many students with attention deficits need support with organizational skills and study skills. Their I.E.P. will often have goals and objectives addressing this need.
I have taught writing to 4th and 5th graders for many years in the Boston Public schools. I am completely familiar with the 5 step writing process which is used by 5th graders. Working as a Resource room teacher, writing was a skill that I focused on for most of my upper elementary grade students.