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The 2014-2015 school year is my forth year at SHARP and I am excited to be here for you and your student. I graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelors of Education and Special Education. I am highly qualified to teach 1-8 General Education and K-12 Special Education. I have worked with the special needs population focusing on behavior disorders since 2003.
My teaching experience is quite eclectic. I've taught students with mild and moderate intellectual disabilities, autism, emotional and behavioral disorders, orthopedic impaired, speech and language impaired, learning disabilities, visual impairments and other health impairments including multiple sensory processing disorder and traumatic brain injury. The majority of my students have some form of harm to self or others.
SHARP is a most restrictive placement and is designed to reintegrating students back into their own home school communities by providing positive behavioral interventions. I accomplish this by instituting the Positive Behavorial Intervention and Support (PBIS) model as well as attending monthly Child Focus Teams (CFT) and in home Individual Service Plan (ISP) meetings. I conduct in home behavioral observations and work with school and in home related services to coordinate a combined approach to behavioral modification that allows the student to control their own behaviors, rebuild relationships, and move back into a less restrictive placement.
Everyday, students are encouraged to use multiple communications methods including gesturing, sign language, picture exchange and varied AAC technology options to enrich their learning experience on their journey to self efficacy. It is my goal to not only advocate for my students but also teach students how to advocate for themselves.
Welcome to my classroom.
2014 Engineering in Education
The Play-Doh Process
Students in room 3 participated in the engineering in education grant where they were introduced to the field of chemical engineering. Students participated in data collection through surveys, reading, scientific calculations, creation and improving their creations.
2013 Submission to Story Pirates
Pirates and Ninjas
Written By: Kurt, Kevin, Brooke, Angelo, Jayden, & Michial
Once upon a time on a sunny day, grumpy pirates sailed the sea. They found a secret island with ninjas. Then the pirates saw gold on the island. They became very excited. When the pirates looked to the left they saw a lot of snakes. Terrified, they ran back to the boat. All of a sudden, sharks attached the boat and it sank. A flock of giant eagles snatched them out of the water. The eagles put the pirates in their high nest full of eggs. Suddenly, the snakes, that they had spotted earlier, came to rescue the pirates. The pirates took the snakes back to the island. The ninjas and pirates loaded a boat with all the gold. Then they decided to donate all of the treasure to orphans.