Ms. Melina Morton-Starner

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Phone: 480-472-5555

 

Melina Morton-Starner has always had a dream of being a special education teacher. She graduated from Northern Arizona University, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies. Having a strong passion to work with kids, she went on to get her special education certification from Rio Salado College. She enjoys working with students of all ages; therefore, she received an early education endorsement on her teaching certificate. Throughout her time in school, she received a wide range of teaching experience. She has worked with students of all ages, ranging from K-7 grade. Her passion is to work with special education students which led her to accepting a job at SHARP School. She started teaching at SHARP in January 2017, and is presently teaching in Room 5, a cross-categorical classroom setting working with students grades 3-6. 

SHARP School has a wonderful and supporting team. The school has many goals targeting student and staff learning. Their goal is to continue to provide teachers with resources and training that will help teachers grow and learn how to meet all students’ academic, behavioral, and social/emotional needs. Staff at SHARP cater their teaching styles to following a universal design for learning. A definition of universal design for learning is attached below.

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/for-educators/universal-design-for-learning/understanding-universal-design-for-learning

Educators at SHARP School are highly qualified professionals. They pride themselves on designing effective ways to teach students with all disabilities. They focus on instruction and assessment that is individualized and designed to best suit student needs. Below is a resource that show strategies parents and teachers can use in order to enhance student learning.

https://do2learn.com/disabilities/CharacteristicsAndStrategies/SpecificLearningDisability_Strategies.html