While growing up, and as an adult, I have worked with children and adults of many ability and disability levels. My parents adopted 14 special needs children with various disabilities, and as the oldest daughter, I was there to assist them in learning life skills, scholastic skills and interpersonal skills. It was at this time I learned to implement some of the teaching methods I employ, which incorporate elements of Orton-Gillingham and the work of Dr. Glenn Doman; that is, a multi-sensory approach that uses right and left brain balance.
As an adult, I have continued to teach and assist others, teaching subjects from Languages to the Arts, both visual and performing, as well as serving as a Sign Language interpreter in the public school system.
In addition, I have acted as a research assistant to professional fiction and non-fiction writers, college and high school students.
I am a working artist and writer, and maintain my own online galleries, as well as providing artwork for private collectors, corporations and non-profits.
I have been involved in theatre, dance and music from the age of 6, and have acted professionally on both coasts, as well as studying in the UK with a member of the National Theatre in London, performing at Yale University, and in television and radio advertising.
I believe in life-long learning, and continue to seek out and hone new and better skills in all my pursuits. I am currently training as a Certified Life Coach with the Fowler Wainwright organization.
I am an approved Arlington ISD Volunteer, with a criminal background check on file.
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