Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Special Education Master of Science in Special Education Master of Science in Educational Leadership Type 10 Certificate LBS-I LBS-II-Curriculum Adaptation Specialist Teacher Leader Endorsement Principalship Endorsement
Welcome to my webpage! I am very excited to be joining the Leyden family for the 2015-2016 school year as a co-chair for the Special Education Department. I have had many wonderful opportunties during my 12 years in the field of education. Over the past 12 years, I have taught English I, English II, English III, and English IV. In addition, I taught a class called Transitions that focused on planning for the work world, post secondary school and life outside of high school. At my former school, I was given the opportunity to be the work program coordinator and special education department chair for 9 years. This is my first year teaching English IV at Leyden and I am very excited about learning and teaching a new curriculum!
Not only do I love teaching, but I also love learning! I enjoy attending educational conferences, learning from my colleagues and taking graduate courses. I received my bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Special Education. I also earned a masters degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in Special Education with a focus on curriculum adaptations. Most recently, I completed my degree in Educational Leadership with the Principalship Endorsement.