My morning interview with a resource room teacher provided me with a wealth of vital information that will assist me in my future career. As I sat at length and spoke with Mrs. Provost, asking her questions that revealed the inner workings of her job and the various facets that accompany it, the same thought kept entering my mind “someday this going to be me”, and I could not be happier. While Mrs. Provost willingly and patiently answered each question I realized the obligation of educating in the department of special education is challenging at times. The commitment is tremendous, but when a student with any form of social or academic disability thrives under the direction of a special education teacher’s leadership, the end result can be
I have been working with the Coweta County School System since August of 2000. I began as a paraprofessional working with students with Autism through the Emory Autism Program. I enjoyed working with special needs students so much that I entered the TAPP program to obtain my teaching certificate. I began working at East Coweta Middle School in the fall of 2002 and am still currently working there as an interrelated special education teacher. I have taught resource, collaborative, and co-teach classes. I have even had one year where I worked one-on-one with a student that required specialized instruction.
I am extremely excited to be applying for the 2017 Instructional Assistant summer session position. I see this as not only a job, but a great opportunity to gain hands on experience within the field of special education. I currently attend Old Dominion University and major in speech pathology & audiology, with a minor in special education. I have two more semesters to complete before I graduate and attend graduate school. I have completed all of my special education classes and I have a total of 3 more speech classes to complete. Therefore, I am familiar with special education, communication disorders, assistive technology, and individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.
For this assignment, I chose to interview Ms. Lisa Parker, who is a Math co-teacher and resource teacher for grades K-5 at Krahn Elementary which is a part of the Klein Independent School District and is one of the teachers I have been observing for my field experience. Ms. Parker has been a teacher at Krahn Elementary since 17 years. She started as a 1st grade teacher and was moved to 3rd grade after three years. The administration saw that she was really good with management and math, so she was given the below average, special education students and kids with adaptive behavior after seven years of teaching. With this, she adopted a style for teaching kids with special needs and decided to get a certification in Special Education. Ms. Parker has been teaching specifically in Special Education (SPED) since five years now and the special populations served by her in Krahn elementary include Gifted and Talented students (GT), students with Autism, students with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), students with Learning disabilities (LD), students with Other Health Impairments (OHI) and Emotionally Disturbed children (EBD)
The worker contacted Brittany Coleman, the sister of Jessica Farrand. Mrs. Coleman stated” I don’t think the children are being properly taken care of because Jessica is erratic, emotionally unstable, and she and Steven Burke both have a drug and alcohol problems”. Mrs. Coleman stated “Jessica is in an abusive relationship with Steven and he has put a gash on her forehead so bad my mother had to take her to the hospital. Jessica originally told my mother she fell and got the gash, but later admitted to me it was from fighting with Steven”. Mrs. Coleman stated “Jessica doesn’t talk to her children, all she does is scream, yell, and curse at them they don’t get any help from her they’re defenseless”. Mrs. Coleman stated “The children live in
I am contacting you in reference to the Vanderbilt Assessment document that I gave the front office staff this morning, the document was placed in your mailbox. The assessment was provided by Natalia's pediatrician. She requested for all teachers to complete the form, to further evaluate If Natalia, needs additional resources to help her thrive academically. If you have any questions please contact me. I appreciate your time and support. Thank you.
I am writing with great interest regarding a potential speech-language pathologist opening at Gull Lake Community Schools. During the spring of 2014 I completed an internship at Richland Elementary, working under Shawn Herron and Stacy Robbins. I believe I had the pleasure of meeting you a few times as well. I have spoken with Mrs. Robbins regarding the possible opening this fall and she advised I send my resume to you.
Is there a day next week I could interview Kayla Williamson? This would take place during your Achievement class. If next week does not work, that is ok, her IEP is not until the middle of January. However, I would like to get the interview complete as soon as possible, therefore I could possible hold the IEP before Christmas break.
It is with great pleasure that I am writing this letter for Mrs. Amy Wingerter in her pursuit of a teaching position in your district. As a Special Education Coach for the Lower Dauphin School District for the past three years, I have had the pleasure of working closely with Mrs. Wingerter in her capacity of Special Education teacher for our full-time emotional support program. Mrs. Wingerter cares deeply for the students, takes pride in developing the program, and is never willing to stop growing as a teacher.
I would not support Jennifer Hall’s proposal to add a dollar surcharge to every traffic fine to pay for the college education of police officers. Like Senator Maggie Oates, I believe the proposal results in special treatment of police officers as it is something that is not offered to other state employees. Police officers’ opportunity to obtain a college education should not rely on people getting stopped. A direct gain from each traffic fine could result in police officers giving out fines for violations they would have otherwise given warnings for. Lastly, fines are costly enough that adding a surcharge sufficient to cover all employees would be too large and have a significant impact on the community.
CM Gilmore arrived at Choice Automotive where Tiffany Hutchinson is employed. The visit was scheduled with Ms. Hutchinson with 24 hours of the appointment. CM explained the reason for the visit and reviewed the allegations that were listed in the report. Tiffany reported the following:
Mrs. Tiffany Maxwell has a semi-large family. Her mother is African American and her father is Asian. The two have six children together, three boys and three girls. All in which she was once extremely close to. Of all her family, only three individuals live in the Maxwell household. Tiffany and her daughter live there full time. Tiffany’s daughter is five years old and her name is Mariah. She is not her husband’s biological daughter. Her husband, Ronald Maxwell, lives in the home part-time. Since the two have separated he stays at the house when he wants, because he is still paying the bills.
My name is Dominique White, I met you this morning at the Archer School For Girls. I just wanted to reach out and thank you for your presentation. I found it to be very informative and it made me love Syracuse even more. I appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions during and after the meeting. And I found our discussion about diversity to be very insightful and reassuring. Again, it was nice meeting you and I look forward to applying to
Carnes I feel as though I have a better understanding of dealing with the school system from the parent’s point of view. I think doing this interview can help me to be more prepared if a child with disabilities is present in my classroom. This is actually the cause of the high point of the interview because Ms. Carnes had a surprised tone when hearing my questions because of the dedication the educational system is putting into preparing the new generation of teachers to be fully aware of any situation we may face with a student with disabilities. I feel a sense of pride knowing I can be knowledgeable in any situation may face with these special cases in the classroom. On the other hand, I was surprised by the amount of patience she has as a parent with a child with cerebral palsy. From her answers in the interview she has to face challenges parents with the average child do nor. I gave me a deep respect to the parents who face these challenges such as making sure their child receives the proper education they need. Lastly, after completion of the interview, I feel slightly more nervous about going into the teaching field. I know teaching these students I want to make sure
I had never worked with a special needs child before, so this was new territory. After my interview, the agency talked to the mother of the little boy to see if she was interested in meeting me. She