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Greetings, HHS students and families! Thank you for taking the time to visit my page! I am ecstatic about joining the HHS community this year, and eager to provide supportive instruction and strategies to ensure each student's continued growth and success. Families, I look forward to working together to make this a great year for your student. Please take notice of the link Email the Teacher at the bottom of this page, and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.
My Education and Professional Background
I recently graduated with a MA in Special Education and Elementary Education (dual certification) from Arizona State University in 2016. Prior to attending Graduate school, I spent three years as a Head Start Pre-K teacher and another 2 years as an ABA therapist. In 2011, I graduated from the University of Maine with a BA in Developmental Psychology, as well as minors in English and Sociology. I also wrote sports columns and did sports photography for the campus newspaper.
My Educational Philosophy
I share in the belief that all students can achieve academic success through sustained focus and effort. I will especially challenge students to develop their critical-thinking skills, problem-solving approaches, self-advocacy abilities, and short-term/long-term goals. Each student should have equal opportunities to showcase what they know, what they are learning and what they would like to learn. In doing so, students will be able to make strong connections and continually develop an in-depth understanding of different ideas, concepts and information. There will be a heavy emphasis on connecting learning to students' prior knowledge, cultural background and life experiences.
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