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I am a 1st - 5th grade self-contained special education teacher. I have been teaching special education for 7 years. I teach at a rural school and have students with Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, Severe Learning Disabilities, and Emotional Behavioral Disorders. I'm dedicated or you might say obsessed with providing the best learning experience for all of my students and with providing an environment that they love coming to every day. In my classroom we are all family!
My specialty is behavior. I am especially passionate with working with behavioral students and shaping behaviors. I love taking that challenging child that no one can do anything with and showing others that they can learn. That is the most rewarding!
On a side note, I crave organization and unorganized people are probably one of my biggest pet peeves! I like to do things in advance and always, or at least try, to be prepared. Last minute doesn't work for me. If I say I'll do something, you can count on it!
On a personal note, I am happily married to my best friend and have a daughter, 20, and a son that is 18, and who has a learning disability. We have a mixed Rhodesian Ridgeback dog named Hershey. We love the outdoors and love to go camping, sightseeing, and enjoy hanging out on our beautiful Colorado River. We currently reside in Nevada.