Phone: (281) 329-7038
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts-University of Houston Generalist EC-4 Certification English Language Arts and Reading 4-8 Certification Bilingual Generalist EC-4 Certification English as a Second Language EC-8 Certification Special Education EC-8 Certification
Welcome to Special Education! My name is Barbara Damstra. I’ve had the pleasure of teaching students at various grade levels with varying abilities for over 13 years. I received my BA from the University of Houston and after working in the business sector for several years, returned to school to answer my special calling to become an educator. I was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the United States with my family as a young child. I have a passion for reading and language arts. Spanish is actually my first language, and as a former ESL student, I believe that reading and language are learned through active participation and meaningful comprehensive instruction. This is my sixth year working in Special Education. I've had the honor of educating students with varying ability levels, becoming their advocate, and most importantly, watching them soar to unimaginable heights despite their limitations. I am committed to providing all students with the best instruction possible to ensure academic proficiency and success in life!
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