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 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.





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