A Teacher 's Aspiration Of The University Of Alabama

1136 Words Oct 27th, 2015 5 Pages
Taylor Cohen
EN 101
Aubrianne Norton
10/27/15
A teacher’s aspiration to do more inside and outside of the classroom

TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA- RISE SCHOOL, located on the campus of the University of Alabama, is what many call a second home to some of Tuscaloosa’s children with special needs. The school admits children from birth to the age of 5 years old. The University of Alabama funded the program in 1977. The focus of the program expanded to include more diversity in enrollment. In addition to children with cerebral palsy and spina bifida, Rise served children with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. The staff had expanded to include teachers, teacher assistants, the family service coordinator and consulting speech, physical, and occupational therapists.
One of the many teachers to work at Rise is Nicole Griffin. Nicole has been one of Rises most prominent teachers since she started working there in 1998.
Known for her dedication to her work, Nicole is enthusiastic and committed to teaching. Nicole Griffin is seen as a role model to many in that she has a natural ability to inspire children in special ways. She brightens the classroom with her motherly vibes and brightening smile. She effectively copes with students with many learning differences and disabilities. Her positive influence on the students and staff makes the Rise school a joy to be apart of.
Mrs. Griffin is a petite, joyfully spirited woman with a large ambition on her shoulders. Her entire life…
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