Welcome to the 2019 - 2020 school year! I have been teaching students with learning differences for over 20 years. My experience comes from many different learning environments including private school, on-line school, schools specifically designed for students with learning and behavioral problems, and public schools. It took me a while to finally find my niche but I couldn't be happier than at Hudson City School. I earned my Bachelor's Degree from Kent State University and my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Special Education from Cleveland State University. However, I continue taking graduate classes specific to my students' learning and academic needs.
When students enter my classroom, they can expect to be treated with respect and fairness. Something I learned early in my career was to teach my class as though a parent or an administrator was sitting in one of my desks. I treat my students how I would want my own children to be treated in a classroom. I have high expectations for my students to participate in class discussions, complete homework, and to push themselves to succeed. Students are encouraged to seek help during Study Strategies or Explorer Period when they are unsure of a topic. Students should come to class prepared with necessary materials to succeed in the classroom: text, graph paper, calculator, pencils, and an attitude to learn.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I have been married to my husband Mike for 22 years. We have two children - Jackson, a 2018 Hudson High School graduate who will be a sophomore at Kent State University in the fall and Nina, a sophomore at Hudson High School. We also have a West Highland Terrier named Gunner who is 10 years old.
As always, I am looking forward to learning new things with your student everyday. As an Intervention Specialist, I find myself working very closely with my students' families. Having a working relationship and open communication with parents is something I strive for. You are a big part of your child's educational team. Your input is extremely valuable to me. Please feel free to contact me with your concerns and questions.
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Intervention Specialist/Hudson High School