A large part of my work as the Learning Specialist at Stanbridge Academy is to support teachers in meeting the instructional needs of their students. This could mean offering ideas, resources, and teaching strategies they may not not be familiar with from their own teaching experience. It may also mean working directly with students individually or in smaller group settings. Another part of my work here is to help teachers understand and address the specific learning goals of their students. I will also play a part in managing our relationships with school districts through the IEP process.
What led you to join our unique community?
My background as an educator includes teaching experience in both general and special education classrooms in grades K-12, however the majority of my experience has been teaching students in grades 4-10. Most recently, I have been an instructional coach for special education teachers in Massachusetts. The most unique assignment I have held was in the role of computer coordinator and classroom teacher at an international school in Germany. I chose to come to Stanbridge primarily because of my strong desire to support students who learn differently and the growth of their teachers.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I was in a volleyball league many years ago, and our underdog team went on to win the championship game!