|Subject / Grade||Special Education|
|"Instruction does much, but encouragement everything."|
|-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe|
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Welcome! It is a pleasure to welcome my students to Ryan Elementary. I truly enjoy working with my students, and it is my goal to see that all of my students have a successful school year. With my instruction, strong effort from the students, and support from the parents, I am confident that this year will be a very productive one.
My Education and Professional Background
I started my career as a special education teacher in the Chandler Unified School District in 1995. I’ve taught at Knox Elementary, Erie Elementary, and I now have the pleasure of teaching at Ryan Elementary. I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology and my teaching certificate in Special Education at ASU. I have a Master’s in Special Education from NAU.
My Educational Philosophy
It is my belief that all of my students can make significant academic and social gains each school year. It is my job to provide specialized instruction and strategies for my students in a safe environment, full of encouragement. This alone, however, is not sufficient. It takes strong effort and a desire to learn from my students, as well as support from the parents. Working together, I am confident that this school year will be a successful one for all.
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