Degrees and Certifications:
This is my 2nd year teaching high school at Cyd Lash Academy and am excited for my new journey this school year.
I graduated with a BA in Mathematics at University of Iowa. I was tutoring students in math after graduation when I decided to go get my teacher certification in Secondary Education Mathematics from Northern Illinois University. When I was working as a teacher assistant in an adult transition program that specialized teaching life skills to students with mild to moderate disabilities I fell in love with special education. That is when I knew I was meant to teach special education. I received a Masters in Special Education from National Louis.
I believe that students learn from making positive connections with their teachers.
My vision for my classroom is to create a safe and nurturing environment in order to promote positive learning experiences for all students. We focus on the model circle of courage to help students gain belonging, independence, mastery, and generosity through all aspects of their life.