I am the integrated services provider at Centennial High School. My responsibilities include supporting students who receive special education services as well as writing and making sure their IEPs are being implemented. This is done by ongoing communication between the student, staff, and parents/guardians which in return enables the student to have a successful academic career at Centennial.
CHS is an alternative setting that offers smaller class sizes with high support. Because of this, special education services at CHS differ from services in the traditional high school. Resource level services are available in the form of a Study Skills class and inclusive setting within the general education classrooms.
Study Skills class reinforces skills taught in Discovery as well as skills needed to be successful in the academic and work settings. Time is set aside each day for independent work. In addition I teach Algebra, provide support in the Discovery classroom, and co-teach English/Reading Literacy.
This is my seventh year at Centennial High School and twenty-third year teaching total.
Centnennial is my dream job! I love coming to school each day and interracting with the students while watching them learn to enjoy school again. Centennial's philosophy matches my own. The transformation of students from their first day in Discovery to Stairway Graduation is beyond remarkable.
Outside of spending time with my Centennial family, I relish the time spent with my husband, children, and two dogs. My hobbies include running, playing the piano, reading, and hiking.
The one piece of advice I give my students is, "BELIEVE IN YOURSELF". Do this by setting the bar high, and taking the time to recognize and learn from your mistakes. The mistake itself does not define your character. How you respond- does. That said, believe that you can do something and do not give up despite how many times it may take for you to accomplish your goal.
CT English/Reading Literacy
My goal is for my students to feel safe while instilling a sense of confidence in themselves. I want my students to see their potential. This is done in a structured yet relaxed classroom environment that allows for open and respectful communication.