B.S. Early Childhood Education, Bowling Green State University
M.A. Special Education, The Ohio State University
“We love because He first loved us” – 1 John 4:19
The 2019-20 school year will mark my 18th year in education and my 6th year at VCES. My teaching career began in Ohio where I grew up, and over the years I’ve had the opportunity to work as a Learning/Intervention Specialist as well as a third grade, fourth grade, and advanced math teacher. I am excited to be able to work with many of our students in grades K-5 in my role as Learning Specialist.
As the Learning Specialist, I work closely with students, teachers, and parents to address academic support for students in the elementary school, focusing on providing appropriate instruction and intervention based on educational best practices supported by research. Additionally, I monitor
student progress using quantitative and qualitative metrics, provide specialized instruction, and collaborate with outside providers to ensure students’ strengths and needs are met. With the help of Carla Adler, Kathryn Welsh, and Sue Yockey, our Learning Support Team strives to honor and support our diverse learners.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s progress in school, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
By Reading Rockets
By Caroline Miller
Understanding Evaluations by The Understood Team
From Reading Rockets
Harvard University: Center on the Developing Child
STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder
The International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
Dr. Matthew Cruger walks us through the process
How to build listening skills
By Caroline Miller
What it looks like, and why it’s often mistaken for something else
By Rachel Ehmke
By Amanda Morin
My daily schedule includes time set aside to work with individual or small groups of students, conduct classroom observations, meet with teachers and staff, conduct research, and conference with families. Please call the school or email me to set up a time to meet if you have any questions or concerns about your child’s learning and/or behavioral needs.
Community Resources Revised November 2018 (for testing, evaluations, therapy, speech, etc.)