Please know I can be contacted at school email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I may also be reached by phone during school hours at 352 465 6720. I will return all voicemail. Please stay in touch and contact me with questions and concerns.
This 2019/20 school year, I am the general education teacher for a select group of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. We use a variety of gen. ed. materials and I supplement those materials with additional resources that may present learning and acivities in a more individualized way. We participate in all state and district assessments with appropriate accommodations if applicable.
I also am acting as support facilitator for ESE students in world history, earth science, 6th grade language arts, and 6th grade math. This job entails providing support to the ESE student in the general education setting. This support may be in the form of clarifying or restating directions, providing cues for on tasks behaviors, documenting and supporting accommodations that are used and or needed, working independently with students or in small groups, and I also gather and analyze data that provides information to help students gain full access to curriculum. I also am acting ESE case manager for my ESE case load, and I help with the writing of annual reviews and other ESE functions. I do attend classes with students and have an A and B day rotation. While my job description is ESE support facilitator, I delight in working with all students in a classroom, not just ESE. Oh yes, and other ways of serving students as support facilitator are by consulting monthly or more with teachers for students with consultation as a service, and I measure progress and report on progress reports that will be attached to report cards. The general education teachers I work with this year are Ms. Wise, Mrs. Rubert, Ms. Steagald, Mrs. Rowan, and Mr. Raine.
I do have a Master's Degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Special Education and a Bachelor's of Science in Health Education. I have taught in Tennessee, Alaska, Arkansas, Missouri, and plan to finish my career here in Florida. My and other teachers licenses are available for view on the Florida Dept. of Education website.
Please check student email daily for messages from Mrs. McConnell and your other teachers. I would love to hear back from you. Any writing assignments on my web page may be done and sent to me any time before April 16th. Try to meet the due date, but we have flexibiity. Let me know how I can help. Please check announcements daily.
Please refer to the Marion County website at https://www.marionschools.net for the latest information regarding classes and scheuling.