Ann L.'s Profile

Ann L.
Special education instructor
Van Wyck Junior High School
Wappingers Falls, United States
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies

About Me

I have been in the special education field for 23 years. I hold a k-12 certification in Special Education as well as two other NY teaching certifications. (Elementary pre k-6, Literacy B-6) In 2009, I became National Board Certified as an Exceptional Needs Specialist K – 21. I have a Level 1 Wilson Reading Systems certification. I have taught all three grade levels at Van Wyck Junior High School (6-8) and in both the self-contained and co-teaching model. I have also taught grades 2, 3, 4, and 5 in my current district. Previous to this, I was in a BOCES center where I was in both a middle school and high school classroom setting.

As an educator, I have been active in many roles in and out of the district. I am actively part of a countywide Building Bridges Committee which focuses on bringing together organizations/agencies with school district personnel to benefit students with disabilities and mental health issues at an annual forum. I was active in the Youth Assets Committee focusing on supporting student needs. I was the SGA advisor for two years at Van Wyck. I currently serve as a building representative, and am Secondary–at-Large on the executive board for the WCT. In addition I am part of the district Professional Development Committee.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal Communication. This course of study focused on the active communicating through an organization for all to understand the goals and expectations required of them. Through this training and education, I learned how to form open lines of and establish a continuing flow of ongoing communication, which I find is an invaluable skill in our profession.

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ELA Special Needs
4 items
August 21, 2014

My Reviews

Pre-Algebra Guide
Good to use for home practice or independent work.
November 24, 2015
Stories on Stix
Fun way to get kids writing.
November 24, 2015
Plants HD
Good for Review and Independent practice.
November 24, 2015
My Story Book Maker
Great fro kids who have difficulty writing
November 17, 2014
SyncSpace Shared Whiteboard
Helps mobilize the teacher, and works from desks.
November 17, 2014
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Elements of a story come to life
English Language Learning
Grade 5 – 8
4 steps
December 2, 2015
Argument Essay
English Language Arts
Grade 6 – 8
4 steps
November 30, 2015
Self Introduction
English Language Arts
Grade 5 – 8
3 steps
September 12, 2014

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