This year, I am acting as support facilitator for ESE students in U.S. history, pre-algebra, 8th grade language arts (in two different classes), and physical science That job entails providing support to the ESE student in the general education setting. That 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 one responsibility is that I help with the writing and chairing of annual reviews. 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 Mr. Williams, Mr. Kirschenphad, Mrs. Rubert, Mr. Lewandowski, and Mrs. Noell.
This year, I have the added opportunity to teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade language arts.
I do have a master's degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Special Education and a bachelor's from the same institution in Health Education. I have taught in Tennessee, Alaska, Arkansas, Missouri, and plan to finish my career here in Florida. My and other teachers licences are available for view on the Florida Dept. of Education website.
Please check for your child's letter home to you that I give them on Mondays, or whatever the first day of week is. I want you to have a summary of what is being done and what we plan to do. As the letter states, please contact me if you have any questions or if you would like to visit about any concern. Thanks for the support you give to your children.