West Virginia University (Physical Education)
I've been working since I was 14 years old and every job I've had was working with children. I am a certified PE/Health teacher for preK-12th, and for the past two years have been working with students with special needs. I love what I do and I am very good it.
My first teaching job was a TA in an ABA classroom. From there I went on to be a 1 on 1 aid for a student with Autism. The last school I was in was a private school for ABA classes, and BD classes (behavioral disorder). I was the PE/Health teacher for that school.
I have a sports background playing almost every sport growing up. I did my undergrad at West Virginia Univerisy in the Physical Education Teaching Education program. I also coached 8th grade girls basketball, and 13U travel baseball. My travel baseball team won a championship in the fall.
I'm a very down to earth person and very easy to get a long with. I know after meeting me in 5 minutes you'll realize I'm the guy for the job. I've been working since I was 14 years old and every job I've had was working with children. I am a certified PE/Health teacher for preK-12th, and for the past two years have been working with students with special needs. I love what I do and I am very good it.
My first teaching job was a TA in an ABA classroom. From there I went on to
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Being diagnosed with ADHD in college I am able to really understand what a student with ADD/ADHD is going through. I have learned some tricks along my journey that could provide useful in other students lives. I have a very clear understanding of the disability and also know what the school district can do to help out.
I have worked with students with autism ever since I graduated from college. My first job was a 1 to 1 paraprofessional for a student with autism. I was so good at that job his behaviorist offered me a home instruction position. I would go to the home of a set of twins with autism and work on life skills (shaving, making the bed, packing lunch, going out in the community, ect). After a year and a half of being a paraprofessional I got a job as a PE/Health teacher at a private school for students with special needs. I taught 5 different autistic classes at the school. My love for working with students with special needs started during my student teaching at West Virginia University, where I taught a swimming class. I also have ABA experience.
I played basketball until I graduated high school. I wasn't too bad, but definitely a better coach than player. I coached my towns' 8th grade girls travel team the last two years. Last year we lost in the championship game.
My dream was to play in the NFL, but my body didn't want the same dream. I played football since I was 5 years old and know the game like the back of my hand. When I was in middle school I played QB, and LB. One of my most exciting football memories was in the 8th grade championship game. It was tied 0-0 with less than a minute left. I threw a pass to the tight end that got us down to the 2 yard line. With no timeouts I hurried everyone back to the line while yelling "spike" and I saw the defense just standing not paying attention, thinking I was just going to snap and spike the ball. I got the snap and instead of spiking I pushed my way in for the game winning Touchdown. My football IQ has been high since I was young. In high school I moved away for QB so I can play defense. I played WR and DB in high school. I went to two state championships, winning one. I know the game of football and I know how to make players better.
I worked as 1 to 1 paraprofessional for a student with autism. During that time I was in a MD (multiple disabled) class. I worked as a home instructor for a set of twins with autism as a second job. After the paraprofessional job I got a job teaching PE/Health at a private school for students with special needs. I taught 5 autistic classes, and 13 combined BD and ED classes. (BD- behavioral disorder ) (ED- emotionally disturbed). I have ABA experience and love working with students with special needs.