Phone: (828) 428-8197 extension 1141
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science: Special Education Master of Arts: Curriculum Specialist National Board Certification: Exceptional Needs Specialist - Multiple and Severe Needs Teacher Licensure: Adapted Curriculum, General Curriculum & Curriculum and Instructional Specialist
I have been teaching students with intellectual and multiple disabilities for 19 years. I am fortunate to have experience with learners ranging in age from three to 85 in both public schools and intermediate care facilities for individuals with developmental disabilities. I graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and a Master of Arts in Curriculum Specialist.
I teach the Extended Content Standards and functional/life skills across the school day. I am also a member of Maiden's Mentor Team and enjoy collaborating with teachers as a workshop presenter when time allows. I am very interested in educational research pertaining to literacy for students with significant disabilties and the use of assistive technology in the classroom. I currently represent adapted curriculum teachers and content on the Catawba County Schools AAC/AT Team. My husband, Matthew, and I have three boys and one little girl. We enjoy spending time in the mountains and on the beach. We have a spunky Miniature Schnauzer, FiFi, a wild Golden Retriever puppy named Zelt, and Max, a bearded dragon.
Our classroom motto is "All Things Are Possible Here". We are very much a family and enjoy laughing and learning together! I am fortunate to work with a wonderful group of young adults and staff at Maiden High School!
Our class operates an enterprise, Exceptional Design. We create and sell craft items with a special focus on meaningful business sense and money management. If you are interested in our crafts, please click on the Exceptional Design tab to the left of the screen.