Caitlin P.|North Bend, WA
5 yrs exp
44 yrs old
Profile of Caitlin P. Experience and Desire to work with Special Needs
I have been teaching Pre-K for four years and am getting my Masters Degree in Special Needs, focusing on autism. In addition, I am in my third year as a lead summer camp teacher with elementary ages. I have experience with children diagnosed with ADHD, high functioning autism, and bipolar disorder.
I am patient, calm, and easygoing, yet firm and consistent.
I believe that inappropriate behaviors occur for a reason, not just acting out or as a result of being 'spoiled.' I take in all aspects of what could be causing frustration, and take pride in my ability to view from anothers perspective. Your child and I would work together to either eliminate or learn to tolerate appropriately. Having the pre-K teaching experience has provided me with great insight and patience to care for children of varying ages and needs. I am also available and willing to tutor and teach swimming lessons, or play in the pool.