Rutgers Graduate School of Education (MEd)
I am a dedicated 5th grade teacher in Franklin Township Public Schools. I have been working at Sampson G. Smith Intermediate School for the passed 6 years! I love every minute of teaching 5th grade students... especially their exuberance and energy to learn new things!
Currently, I teach 2 sections of Literacy and Social Studies in an Inclusion setting. That means that I have approximately 25 students, and that general education students and students with special needs are grouped together in a classroom with 2 teachers. Although I am the specialist in this setting, I am a certified generalist as well.
Education is an amazing field to be a professional in because as a teacher you are a lifelong learner. I certainly learn just as much from my students as they learn from me! But, the most gratifying experiences are the moments where my students finally understand something that had been so challenging for them!! That "ah-ha" moment on their face is always worth the hardwork and planning this profession entails.
I am well-versed in the 5th grade Reading/Writing Workshop Curriculum, as established by Teacher's College of Columbia. I understand the importance of teaching students a skill, and having them practice the skill. And that differentiated instruction is necessary to meet the needs of all students within a classroom.
I have created a modified curriculum to accommodate the various learners in my classroom, while still applying the general education curriculum. I have worked with students with various disabilities such as autism, Asperger's syndrome, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, communication impairments and cerebral palsy. Although I have modified the curriculum to accommodate these students, I still held incredibly high expectations that they would rise to achieve.
Every child should be a lifelong learner. They need to understand the value of education. Whether learning is difficult or easy, a child needs to push themselves to the next level. Learning is not something that will ever end, it is something that will be continually done for the rest of your life. Let me help your child learn! :) I am a dedicated 5th grade teacher in Franklin Township Public Schools. I have been working at Sampson G. Smith Intermediate School for the passed 6 years! I love every minute of teaching 5th grade students... especially their exuberance and energy to learn new things!
Currently, I teach 2 sections of Literacy and Social Studies in an
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With my 6 years of teaching in resource and inclusion settings, I have serviced multiple students with ADD/ADHD. I understand their need for refocusing and breaks/interruptions in order to best learn material. I know that these students may need support in many areas due to inattentiveness, and will provide that to them.
With my 6 years of teaching in resource and inclusion settings, I have serviced multiple students with Autism. I have also worked for New Horizons in Autism, where I received an ABA certificate, as well as crisis management. I assisted with taking students to extra curricular activities, as well as working on social skills.