My journey into special education started upon graduating from Bloomsburg University in 1979 with a degree in special education and concentrations in learning disabilities and early childhood education. Married for 35 years, my husband Joe and I have three children. Ben and his wife Kristin live in the area with their 2 year old son, Levi. Megan is a registered dietitian at the Reading Hospital. Brittany is a Junior at Bloomsburg University. My husband Joe teaches 5th grade at the Reiffton School. I am presently returning for my 14th year as a learning support teacher for Exeter. In the past I have taught special education in the resource room setting for Lincoln Intermediate Unit in York, Pa., Berks County Intermediate Unit, and Exeter Township part-time during our family's child-rearing years. Graduate study was completed through Wilkes University, Millersville University, Marywood University, and the Berks County Intermediate Unit.
About Our Classroom
Our learning support classroom currently services 3rd and 4th grade students at various developmental levels within the language arts and math curriculum. Upon completion of thorough psychological and curriculum based assessments, an individual educational program (IEP) is developed by a team of teachers,psychologist, related services staff, parents and administration. Students benefit from one-on one and small group instruction under the supervision of myself and full-time aide, Sarah Miller. Along with specific academic goals, support in study skills and test taking within general curriculum science, math, and social studies classes may be provided as needed, as well as additional specially designed instruction. Teaching at the Jacksonwald building and now Owatin Creek has proven to be a rewarding and joyous experience given the opportunity to track student success through the years at the elementary level and beyond.