Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Elementary and Special Education, Elon University Certifications: Elementary Education K-6 Teacher of Students with Disabilities K-12
When students walk into my classroom they will enter a safe and welcoming environment that promotes risk-taking and an overall enthusiasm for learning. Students will find comfort in routine and consistency, and benefit from clearly established procedures, expectations, and consequences. I value the use of positive reinforcement, praise, and teacher encouragement, and I strive to use these preventive and supportive approaches to maintain expectations. By upholding an appreciation and respect of every student, I aim to build positive relationships that will help open the door to learning.
Instruction is planned to challenge yet prevent student frustration, and to give students the confidence and desire to take ownership of their own learning. I put a lot of effort into getting to know my students’ interests, personalities, and strengths/weaknesses, allowing me to mold the curriculum to tie in their individual needs and learning styles. I believe all students are capable of learning, and strive to facilitate the growth and development of each child.