I loved being a general education teacher in an inclusion classroom, but found myself
spending more and more time researching the nature of my students’ disabilities
and how I could support them in an inclusive setting. It isn’t surprising that
I ended up back in school for my Master’s in special education.
As a special education teacher I have taught students in inclusive
settings, as well as in non-categorical classrooms. I am currently in my second
year of teaching students with intellectual disabilities in a self-contained
Somehow in my career I’ve moved around the Least
Restrictive Environment spectrum, each new position giving me the opportunity
to be a new teacher again with that ridiculously high learning curve and new
challenges and adventures along the way.
I graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2003
and earned my Master’s at the University of Virginia in 2009. I teach in a
diverse, Title One elementary school outside of Washington, D.C. When I am not
working I am chasing after my two-year-old daughter, hiking with my husband, or
cheering for the Nationals.