My name is Kelly and I am in my third year of teaching. I currently teach kindergarten through fourth grade special education and have previously taught kindergarten as well. I love working with students and helping each child reach their full potential. I believe that each student is capable of learning and strive to instill a love of learning in all of my students. In my classroom, student growth is celebrated and each student receives individualized instruction in order to successfully master skills. I consistently utilize researched based instructional practices to ensure that students receive the most effective education possible.
I have experience teaching kindergarten through fourth grade in a variety of settings. I taught in an urban school setting my first year and am currently in a rural school setting. I also completed my student teaching on the Navajo reservation, working primarily with students who were English language learners. I had the opportunity to spend the summer of 2015 in China, teaching students English through an intensive learning camp. Throughout college I also volunteered at Girls, Inc. in their homework help room. My love of teaching started in high school when I was a peer tutor for the essential skills classroom. Currently, I teach special education and have experience with a various types of learners.
Indiana University-Bloomington - Bachelors, Elementary and Elementary Special Education