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I graduated from Texas Woman's University’s honor’s college with a degree in Child Development and a focus in occupational therapy. My undergraduate internships were with a pediatric occupational therapy clinic and an inpatient treatment center for children who had had been mentally, physically and sexually abused. After graduation I joined the Peace Corps where I worked as a teaching mentor for two years at a boarding school for children with special needs. At the completion of my service I was offered a job in Kabul, Afghanistan working with the NATO Police and Ministry of the Interior Mentoring program with the Department of Defense. Upon returning home, I obtained teaching certification in Early Childhood-6th grade, English as a Second Language and Special Education Early Childhood-12th grade. For the last three years I have been working for the Clear Creek ISD as a lead teacher in self-contained classrooms for students aged five to eleven who require a specialized, individualized and highly structured learning environment. Last summer I attended an intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) training course for teachers of students with Autism and Developmental Disabilities.
It is my philosophy that every student deserves to be treated as an individual and should receive personalized, creative and innovative learning opportunities. My training in assessing and diagnosing student needs informs my ability to develop individualized learning modules for each of my students based on data collected from formal educational diagnostic testing, observations of the student and data collected from the student’s caregivers. I design goals and objectives targeting specific skill acquisition to cultivate student’s unique strengths and to address identified weaknesses with a data driven approach.