I am a Special Education teacher who has 8 years working with students in variety of subjects and settings. Currently, I hold an Instructional II teaching certificate in Special Education, Middle School English, Social Studies, Social Science, and Health education. I have enjoyed working with students in general education and those receiving services for learning disabilities, emotional difficulties, intellectual disability, Autism, and ADHD. These experiences have shaped me into a patient yet driven educator who understands the importance of quickly identifying the needs of students and applying the appropriate supports so that they can reach their goals. In addition to teaching varies subjects, I have worked with students to improve social skills, study skills, career and vocational planning, life skills, and stress relief/coping techniques to promote students' academic and social growth. As as educator, my goal is to help students overcome obstacles and instill a love for learning.