I earned my Bachelor’s of Science degree in elementary education and learning disabilities with a concentration in visual and performing arts: art emphasis from the University of Maine at Farmington in 2000 and Master’s of Education degree in curriculum, assessment and instruction from the University of Maine at Orono in 2008. I am certified to educate students in elementary education grades K-8, learning disabilities K-8 and students with severe disabilities K-12.
During my fifteen years of teaching experience in Washington and Hancock Counties, I taught third grade for six years and K-4 special education (life skills, behavior and resource room) for nine years. This year is my eighth year of teaching in our Ellsworth community. I strive to meet the needs of all student learners through addressing their academic, social and emotional needs.
I am very excited this year to be piloting a co-teaching model with a special education teacher. In order to meet the needs of all student learners, all differentiation and accommodations are implemented in the classroom. With my co-teacher, we provide a rich set of integrated literacy, math, science, social studies, health and technology into our classroom to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of all our student learners.