I am a High School Special Education Teacher, specializing in the area of Developmental Cognitive Disabilities. I am driven to help students overcome barriers that impact their learning. I am recognized as an educator who teaches with compassion, patience and kindness. I have 28 years of experience teaching special education and have worked with students at the kindergarten level through age 21. Outside of teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family (especially my new grandson), camping, being outdoors, playing volleyball and relaxing with a good book.