Graceland University (Elem and Special Ed)
Hello future students! My name is Troy B. and I originally hail from the great state of Missouri. Both parents had ties to education so it was almost destiny that I become a teacher myself. My father was a science teacher, turned pharmacist, and my mother recently retired after thirty years as a secondary Spanish teacher. My opportunity in the field came in 2003 when I joined Future Teachers of America in High School. Placed in a second grade classroom, I performed one on one, small group, and classroom instruction, in each of the five core subject areas. I enjoyed the role so much, I continued in the organization my senior year, ultimately deciding on elementary education as my career path.
While enrolled in my freshman and sophomore education classes at North Central Missouri Junior College, I observed and taught in elementary, middle, high , and alternative school settings. It was during this time that I spent an extensive amount of time in special education classrooms, realizing that my patience and ability to relate to students of all performance levels would make me an excellent fit for that particular subject area. With that in mind, I accepted a position as a special education para-professional with the Trenton R-IX School District while completing my bachelor's degree in elementary and special education via night classes.
The experience from the para-professional position and achieved degree in 2012, provided me with the opportunity to receive my first full time teaching position as the fourth and fifth grade special education teacher at the Hamilton Elementary School in Hamilton, MO. I was there for two years, gaining knowledge in instructional strategies, case management, and time management techniques, before relocating to my current destination in the Buckeye State. Overall, the ten year journey in Missouri education provided me with many wonderful memories, and I look forward to making many more in Ohio as your tutor.
I have a State of Iowa Reading Endorsement (K-8) and State of Iowa and Missouri Elementary Education Licensure (K-6). I also have State of Iowa and Missouri Mild-Moderate Cross Categorical (K-12).
While the above paragraphs talk mostly about my qualifications, my rationale for being a teacher is simple: I love working with youth, passing on the knowledge that was once provided to me, helping to prepare you for what ever it is you desire to achieve in life. I look forward to your response! Hello future students! My name is Troy B. and I originally hail from the great state of Missouri. Both parents had ties to education so it was almost destiny that I become a teacher myself. My father was a science teacher, turned pharmacist, and my mother recently retired after thirty years
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I have an active elementary education certification, grades B-6 from the State of Missouri. In 2010-12, I served as an elementary para-professional in all of the core subject areas, performing small group and whole group instruction. From 2012-2014, I was a lead elementary special education teacher for the fourth and fifth grades, servicing students primarily in the subject areas of reading, math, and language arts.
In the area of special needs, I currently hold a special education certification, mild/mod cross categorical grades k-12 from the state of Missouri, Regarding work experience with this degree, I served as a para-professional in a middle school special education classroom from 2010-2012, servicing students with ADHD, BD, and LD. While there, I assisted the lead teacher with lesson planning, instruction, and behavior modification. From 2012-2014, I was a lead elementary special education teacher at Hamilton Elementary School. In this role, I performed case management, IEP goal creation, as well as instruction in both inclusive and exclusive settings.