With 37 years of experience teaching elementary, middle, high school and adult students, with and without disabilities, I have a diverse background with much to offer. I bring strong communication skills and the ability to develop positive relationships and rapport with colleagues, parents and students. My approach is positive, calm, and supportive with each student, meeting them where they are, resulting in an atmosphere and relationship of trust and respect, increasing student motivation and allowing each student to make progress. I have completed 26 graduate hours in the Counselor Education program at the University of South Florida. I hold a State of Florida Department of Education Professional Educator's Certificate and am certified to teach Elementary Education (Grades 1-6), English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (Grades K-12), English (Grades 6-12), Exceptional Student Education (Grades K-12), and Middle Grades Integrated Curriculum (Grades 5-9).
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: St Leo College - Bachelor in Arts, Education of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs
Graduate Degree: USF - Current Grad Student, Counselor Education
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