Hello! This is my sixth year as an intervention specialist here at Beaver Local. I am very proud to be part of this community and a part of this amazing brand new campus, as I am a Beaver Local graduate and have spent most of my life in this area. I have, however, also lived in Texas, Virginia and South Korea. Prior to teaching, I spent five years as a paraprofessional in the special education setting for both the Columbiana County Educational Service Center and the Department of Defense Dependants School System. My Bachelor's Degree is in Psychology and my Master's Degree is in Special Education.
I absolutely love my job and my students! I spend a lot of time in my classroom and on everything teaching entails. Teaching is a profession that always has more to offer, more to learn, and more room to grow; that's probably what I enjoy about it the most!
This will be my fourth year co-teaching with Mrs. Katie Neville. We combine our classes for many activities, but also work individually with students on more specific content areas as well as their IEP goals. I will be teaching Reading/Language Arts and Social Studies, and she will continue teaching Math and Science. We teach collaboratively in all subjects. We also teach whole-group Health and Social Skills. We are excited to announce that we are also working with Mrs. Jones' high school class again this year. These are our "high school buddies" that you hear your children talk about. They are an absolutely wonderful group of kids that we adore. They come to our class once a week to work on academic, functional and social skills with our students.
I love learning and teaching and encourage both in my students. Our curriculum is both academic and functional and encourages our students to seek answers and knowledge both inside and outside of our classroom. My job is one that requires a great deal of communication between parents and myself; if at any time you have a question or a concern about your child, please do not hesitate to contact me at the number listed above or via e-mail.