I am the teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing (d/hh) for 3-5 grades.
In 2015, I began my career with a BS in Psychology and a MS in Deaf Education from the University of Tennessee (GO VOLS!).
Additionally, I have certifications in Reading and ESOL. Since 2019, I have been focused on Strategic Interactive Writing Instruction (SIWI) as a teacher participant with the University of Tennessee. SIWI is a very intentional approach to facilitate students' development of expressive language both in American Sign Language and in English. I have seen great learning gains in students writing, language development and confidence with English.
When I'm not in the classroom, you can find me engaged in all things joie de vivre!