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Kansas State University (Elementary Education)
The University of Kansas (KU) (Master's)
Simmons College (Boston) (EdD)
My passion is child development, literacy education and building a student's academic self-confidence. I enjoy keeping abreast of the latest research in educational methods as well children’s literature. Recognizing a student’s interest is vital when recommending books to children. Once I observe and analyze a student's reading and writing behavior, I can help design and implement an individualized program that will meet that student’s literacy needs. Observing students, comprehending teachers' priorities and goals, listening to parents' concerns provide me the means to develop a viable framework that differentiates support for each student for every subject.
I have experience with using Shurley Grammar and Ridgewood Grammar programs. However, I find most success comes from teaching grammar within the context of the student's writing. I have completed Reading and Writing Workshop training at Columbia University.
I have contributed behavioral, academic strategies and interventions for publications and presentations. I have attended numerous ASD workshops and conferences. I am also the parent of 2 ASD adults.
Feel free to contact me with questions or concerns. I can be available between the hours of 8am to 9pm. My passion is child development, literacy education and building a student's academic self-confidence. I enjoy keeping abreast of the latest research in educational methods as well children’s literature. Recognizing a student’s interest is vital when recommending books to children.
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I have 15 years teaching in elementary schools. My bachelor's degree major is elementary education. I am a Level II Responsive Classroom trained teacher. I have been a Literacy Specialist for grades preK- 5.
I have had experience with different handwriting programs (Handwriting without Tears, D'Nealian, Zaner Bloser). I am familiar with different grips and assistive technology (low-tech) as well fine-motor activities.
I am well-versed in the SQ3R method and teaching the KWL charts. I have my students focus on materials management, time management, and information/idea management. I specialize with students who have executive functioning deficits.