B.S. Early Childhood Education, Bowling Green State University
M.A. Special Education, The Ohio State University
“Let us learn to live with kindness, to love everyone, even when they do not love us.”
The 2018-19 school year will mark my 17th year in education and my 5th 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.
One of my primary responsibilities is to work with students, families, and teachers, as well as our Learning Support Team (Carla Adler, Sue Yockey, Kathryn Welsh), to find ways to help students reach their fullest potential. This may include reviewing and writing Individual Learning Plans or Support Plans, observing students in the classroom, meeting with parents to discuss students’ needs, identifying best practices and research based learning strategies, and much more!
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.
503-718-6500 ext 6522
Community Resources Revised November 2018 (for testing, evaluations, therapy, speech, etc.)