The University of South Dakota (Elementary and Special Education)
Augustana University (Sioux Falls, SD) (in process) (EdD)
I graduated from the University of South Dakota in December 2014 with a double major in elementary education and special education, with an endorsement in kindergarten. I taught in a high school resource room for nine weeks and then middle school for nine weeks. I taught in a 5th grade and kindergarten class room in the Sioux Falls school district. I have experience with tutoring as well as working with students. In the summers, I work at a daycare, where I am the head teacher. I have worked there for seven years.
I currently work at two high schools in Sioux Falls. I am a special education teacher in the cluster setting. I work with students with cognitive disabilities. In this setting nothing over a 3rd grade level is really taught. I work with students ranging from non-verbal students to those that struggle in their ability level compared to their peers. I graduated from the University of South Dakota in December 2014 with a double major in elementary education and special education, with an endorsement in kindergarten. I taught in a high school resource room for nine weeks and then middle school for nine weeks. I taught in a 5th grade and kindergarten class room in the Sioux Falls school
Wendy continually displays the utmost professionalism and dedication to her craft. It's clear she genuinely loves teaching, and she manages to reach my son on a level that I find heartwarming and astonishing. Moreover, Wendy brings a level of competence and knowledge that exceeds my expectations on every level. My son has made great progress with her, and I feel confident that this coming year in school will be a resounding success because of her efforts.
She was very patient with him and learn right away that he liked to play games so she made adjustments and incorporated games into their session. She is also very flexible with our schedule and we are very thankful for that. She is GREAT!
She zeroed in on the skills that my kids needed right away and starting working on those skills. She worked hard with them the entire time, where with the national chain there was a lot of iPad use for the reading tutoring and I didn't really like that. I want my kids to learn to pick books that they are interested in and to learn to love reading. It's not enough to just learn to read well, I want them to love reading.
Wendy has been great! She is very friendly and personable, and has made my daughter feel at ease with her tutoring sessions. My daughter can be shy and was self-conscious about having to take algebra tutoring lessons, but she really likes Wendy, and understands what she is saying. My girl is 14, and can relate well to Wendy and feels comfortable with her. My daughter can be very outspoken so if she says she likes Wendy, she must be doing something very right!
I have a degree from the University of South Dakota in Elementary Education. I have been trained in all subjects of elementary grades as well as the curriculum and common core. I did my student teaching in elementary school.
I have been working at a daycare for 7 years, where I assist kindergarteners with their handwriting and helping them practice the correct ways to write letters and numbers. I have also worked with kindergarteners through fourth graders in handwriting.
I have a degree from the University of South Dakota in Special Education. I currently work at a high school in the cluster program, which is a program for kids with cognitive disabilities as well as those who are on the low end of the autism spectrum.