University of Houston (Anthropology)
Teaching is in my blood. Growing up in a home of educators not only in Texas but across the nation instilled a natural love of learning that has never waned. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology with a minor in English from the University of Houston. Although I initially chose another career path after graduation, I always knew that I would eventually be in the classroom. The education field called in 2007. After returning to school and receiving my teaching certificate, I chose to specialize and I am certified in Special Education EC-12 and as a Generalist for all core subject areas including English, Math, Social Studies, and Science EC-4.
During my time as an educator, I have taught a variety of subjects to a wide array of learners. I specifically chose the area of Special Education because I was very aware that a large majority of students learn differently and are often overlooked. I felt I could be the most effective working with a smaller ratio of students and implementing lesson plans that managed to follow the curriculum, but at the same time worked far outside “the box” in successfully addressing individual learning styles.
I am grateful to have a job that allows me to draw on the elements of teaching that are often over-looked or difficult to implement in a situation involving larger student to teacher ratios. It’s is essential to let students work at a pace that is most comfortable to them in addition to accommodating all learning styles. I love helping students gain independence with their work, and I take great joy in helping to lay a foundation and then watching the bricks of a stronger educational foundation take form.
I learn so much about my students and the individual ways they process information that I find making connections with them both easy and natural. If your child isn’t completely comfortable with either the information or the person presenting it we find a way to get there together and collectively find where the pieces fit. It is deeply fulfilling to watch each one of them grow more proficient and confident throughout the course of our time together as they discover and nurture the naturally inquisitive learner in all of us. Teaching is in my blood. Growing up in a home of educators not only in Texas but across the nation instilled a natural love of learning that has never waned. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology with a minor in English from the University of Houston. Although I initially chose another career path after graduation, I always knew that
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I have been a certified Special Education teacher for the past 9 years in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. I have been fully trained and implemented on a daily basis, what are considered to be the most effective practices for students struggling with ADD and/or ADHD. In addition, I have completed continuing education courses over the last 9 years in order to stay abreast of any changes in the direction of treatment and implementation of information to those students identified as OHI with this label.
I earned my college degree in Anthropology and worked in the field in addition to maintaining a life-long interest in the subject.
Having been a trained, certified, and active Special Education teacher for the past nine years, I have been specifically and extensively trained in how to best learn from, interact with, and ultimately teach students on the spectrum. I am well-versed and confident in my abilities and training. I have worked successfully with students who have an ASD for the past nine years.
I am a highly trained specialist in early intervention reading difficulties. I am able to isolate and correct most stumbling blocks my students come across through a series of running records and integrating touch and other sensory distinctions in helping to overcome both basic and more complex reading difficulties.
Having been a trained, state-certified, and active Special Education teacher for the past nine years, I have been specifically and extensively educated in how to best learn from, interact with, and ultimately teach students with Special Needs on virtually every level. I am well-versed and confident in my abilities and training. I have worked successfully with students from every imaginable background and diagnosis for the past nine years.
Teaching successful study skills is both an art form and a science. Every person, every student learns in different ways and I've found from experience that unless that uniqueness is identified and then nurtured, then often times traditional methods simply do not work. I have been trained to and practiced with great success, finding what works best with my students by allowing them to teach me how they learn.