About Ballard...
Subject / Grade Inclusion Specialist
Team: 8A
Room: 104
Phone: (480) 883-4609
Email: Ballard
"A little progress each day adds up to big results."
-- Anonymous

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Welcome to 8th Grade! I am excited to be teaching at San Tan Junior High. I began my teaching career in the Gilbert School District teaching General Education at Houston Elementary grades 5th, 4th, and 1st. Then I transferred to the Junior High in 2006 teaching 7th and 8th grade Special Education in Resource and Autism.

My Education and Professional Background

Arizona State University Master of Arts-Elementary Education Bachelor of Science-Marketing Rio Salado-Special Education Endorsement Certification
Cross-Categorical Special Education Pre K-12
Elementary Education K-8
Middle School Language Arts 7-8
Early Childhood Pre K-3
Professional Experience:
Gilbert Public Schools
Houston Elementary-Grades 5th, 4th, 1st
Gilbert Junior High- Resource English, Science, Study Skills
South Valley Junior/Gilbert Classical Academy/Mesquite Junior High- Itinerant Autism Resource Teacher
South Valley Junior High-Autism, Itinerant Autism Resource Teacher, Resource, Math, Curriculum Support
Chandler Unified School District San Tan Junior High 8th grade Intervention Specialist

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that every student has unique qualities to offer and I work with each of them to ensure that they reach their fullest potential. My goal is for every student to discover their strengths and learn to recognize and work on their weaknesses. I expect every student to work hard every day and put forth the required effort to improve their skills. When working with students, encouragement is always given teaching them the skills to ask for and accept assistance as needed, and to always try their best in order for them to become the most responsible and diligent students possible.

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