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I have been an Intervention Specialist for 32 years, having taught for 27 years i Northeast Ohio, and for five years in Sydney, Australia. Throughout these years I have worked with students across all special categories, and with students aged five to 18. For the past thirty years of teaching, I have focused my interest in students on the Autism Spectrum.
My teaching experience in Australia took place in both the public and private sectors of education. For the first two years I worked for the New South Wales (NSW) Education Department, teaching elementary aged students in cross categorical classrooms. Following this, I was hired by The Vern Barnett Diagnostic Center/ASPECT School, a private school in NSW which provides education for students on the Autism Spectrum, ages five to 16.
My teaching experience in Northeast Ohio afforded me the opportunity to work in in Medina City Schools and Hudson City School District. I have worked as an Intervention Specialist in resource classrooms, inclusion classrooms, have team taught in regular classrooms, and have acted as a support teacher to other Intervention Specialists who were instructing students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). My position as a consulting teacher brought me into frequent contact with the Mid East Ohio Special Education Resource County Center (MEOSERRCC) in Summit County. In 1983, MEOSERRCC bestowed on me their Teacher of the Year Award.
Having retired from teaching in the public school system in 2014, I tutored at Western Reserve Academy for the 2014-2015 academic year. In 2016, I was hired by Perspectives Academy to work as one of their Intervention Specialist.
It is an honor to work at Perspectives Academy. PA offers unique services in education, honing instruction to meet the unique needs of individual students, while providing both private therapy as well as social skills groups each week for every student.