I am in my 20th year as a middle school teacher for students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities. I spend a lot of time educating my students through community based instruction, since they learn best in the natural setting. My students run a snack cart which provides student made sweet or unsweetened tea, sodas and snacks for the teachers in our building to purchase. All of our community based instructional outings are paid for through proceeds from our snack cart and from various grants that I have been awarded each school year.
- M.A. — Special Education, Ball State University (2004)
- B.A. — Elementary Education, Hanover College (1989)