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Iowa State University (Elementary Education)
I am excited about the prospect of working with you or someone you care about! I am certified to teach kindergarten through 6th grade and specialized in serving students with special needs. I enjoy working with students of all ages and hope that I may have the opportunity to help you as well. For two years I worked as an education assistant in a school serving special needs children. The last year I was in the school's severe autism room and saw tremendous growth in the children.
I also currently work for an agency providing respite services to families and work with children and young adults with various intellectual and physical challenges.
When I work with children, I like to incorporate the child's interests and make the material practical to the students' own life. I feel that when we know how it will be used or the significance of the ideas we're learning our brains work that much harder to remember the material. I believe that with my background I have the ability to help with a wider range of people than others. I am excited about the prospect of working with you or someone you care about! I am certified to teach kindergarten through 6th grade and specialized in serving students with … Read more
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I worked individually with a young adult with Aspergers as part of a respite program. I was working with him by helping him learn and carry out life skills in order to work towards independent living. These skills included time management, preparing his own meals, personal hygiene, and routine housekeeping. He attempted to use his Aspergers as an excuse to not do his work but I showed him that he could achieve his goals. We worked together for two years.
I am a certified elementary teacher after receiving my Bachelors of Science in elementary education with special education from Iowa State University. I worked for two years in an elementary school working closely with students.
As a high school student I was a member of both the debate and academic decathlon teams. In academic decathlon there is a speech and interview component and always received high scores in these activities. In college I competed on the school's mock trial team and qualified for nationals. I also went out to schools and taught about science in small and large group settings in addition to taking a speech class.
I have a special education teaching license from Iowa. I spent two years working in a school that only served children with special needs. I also provided respite services for families and worked with children with a range of special needs including down's syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders and others.
As a high school student I participated in a play on stage. In other performances I helped out with other various responsibilities off stage. In college I participated in a touring drama production that traveled from city to city. I also competed in debate and mock trial both of which use components of theater to present your position on the issues being discussed.