Teacher

Ms. Natalia Perry

Phone: (352) 671-6800

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Degrees and Certifications:

DEGREES *M.Ed. Masters of Education in Exceptional Student Education from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL. *BA.E. Bachelors of Arts in Education for Varying Exceptionalities from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. CERTIFICATIONS *Exceptional Student Education K-12 *Elementary Education K-6 *Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Endorsement *English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Endorsement

Ms. Natalia Perry

My teaching career began in 2005 as an Exceptional Student Education (ESE) teacher in Broward County, FL for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Two years later, I moved to Marion County and continued teaching students with ASD at Oakcrest Elementary.  After 10 years of teaching at the elementary level, I decided it was time for a change.  In 2015 I was fortunate to join the Hillcrest School team and continue my teaching career with students with disabilities.

 

I have a 10-year-old son, who is currenlty in the 4th grade, and attends a Marion County Public School.  My son was recently diagnosed with Dyspraxia and we are learning to navigate life with a disability.  We are huge Harry Potter fans and are currently reading the illustrated books from the series.  When we are not reading the books, we are watching the movies or visiting Harry Potter World at Universal Orlando.

Paraprofessional

Mrs. Wendy Wishart

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Mrs. Wendy Wishart

In 1999, I started my career in the field of Exceptional Student Education, as a paraprofessional in a K-5th grade classroom in Jacksonville, Fl, which is my hometown.  In 2004, my family and I moved to Ocala, where I continued working as a paraprofessional at Oakcrest Elementary in a classroom for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  While at Oakcrest Elementary I was recognized for my hard work and dedication to my student by earning the Employee of the Year award. In 2014, I came to Hillcrest my new home and continue my work with individuals with ASD.

 

I have been married for 23 wonderful years and we have an amazing 21-year-old daughter.  My daughter and I are huge Harry Potter fans, unfortunately my husband is not so much, but he puts up with us.

Ms. Amber Nelson

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Degrees and Certifications:

DEGREES *Associates of Arts in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Exceptional Student Education from Rasmussen College in Ocala, FL.

Ms. Amber Nelson

Hi! My journey in SPECIAL EDUCATION began at Forest High School, where I was hired as a Paraprofessional in an IND Unit. Next, I moved to Ward- Highlands Elementary, where I was hired on as an ESE Floater and later placed in an EBD TUB UNIT.  An opportunity opened up here at Hillcrest and I am beyond blessed to be in this part of my journey.  This is truly an answered prayer and I look forward to learning and growing here.

I’m currently enrolled at Liberty University as an Education Major.  My hobbies include laughing, road trips, spending time with my family and friends, and talking to God.  I am also a Harry Potter fan! What a team :-).