Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology- Truman State University Masters in Teaching- Special Education- Fontbonne University
I am the Herzog special education teacher. I work with children in grades K-5 who require support that an IEP can provide. I believe all children can learn but the way they learn can depend on a lot of factors. I believe in teamwork- with parents, students, and colleagues to help children achieve their potential. I believe in high expectations- for myself, for my students. I believe that Herzog students are the most amazing kids and I love working with all of them!
In our classroom, we use the school-wide behavior management system (Positive Behavior Intervention System) where students are encouraged to ROAR throughout the day. ROAR stands for RESPECT yourself and others; OWN your own choices; ACT safely, and be READY to learn. In our classroom when students show the ROAR expectations they can earn stickers which can be redeemed for treats, privileges, and prizes. Additionally we use class dojo school wide to reinforce those ROAR expectations.