This is my twelfth year teaching for the Bucks County Intermediate Unit. I worked as a teacher in Multiple Disabilities Support classes for five years and have been a teacher of a Specialized Learning Support classroom since 2007.
I earned my undergraduate degree in Special Education/Elementary Education from Kutztown University 2001. I completed graduate level coursework in Instructional Technology from St. Joseph's University and various grad courses from Gratz College. I received my Master's from Cabrini College with a Reading Specialist Certificate.
My undergraduate experience at Kutztown instilled in me that I will be a teacher as a lifelong learner.
The following are educational trainings that I completed and incorporate into my classroom each day:
I am current on my CPR and First Aid as well as Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certified.
Reading Mastery (K-2)
Signs for Sounds (Visual Phonics)
What Works in the Classroom II
Power Point for Special Education
Standards Aligned System
PhotoBooth and ComicLife
Handwriting Without Tears
SMARTboards in the classroom
"Just Take a Bite" feeding workshop
BrainSTEPS Childhood Brain Injury workshop
Treating Eating Problems of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder andDevelopmental Disabilities
SRA McGraw Hill training
Social Skills training
Progress Monitoring training
Lifting and Transfer training
Effects of Medication on Kids
Early Literacy Academy
LRE Index training
FLIP Day 1 training
IEP Writer training
Verbal Behavior:POAC workshop
Boardmaker I, II and III
Sign Language I and II
Making Talking Books with PowerPoint
TEACCH at Timothy School