Wendy - posted on 11/16/2008 ( 30 moms have responded )
Hello! Thanks for joining my new group. Please post to this thread and tell us about yourself. Are you a teacher, mommy or both?!? What supports or insights can you offer to others? What supports or insights to you need from others?
Ok, I'll start. I am an elementary special ed. teacher in Delaware. I teach in a program called the Intensive Learning Center (ILC). It is basically a self-contained setting. I currently have 3rd and 4th graders with reading levels at the Pre-Primer to 1st grade levels. The students have a range of classifications from Educable Mental Disability to Learning Disabled to Other Health Impaired (for ADHD). I have always known that I wanted to work with students with special needs. My dream job right now would be in a setting with more significant cognitive/physical disabilities. When I first applied with the school district, this was the job I was offered, so I took it. But, I hope to move into that kind of setting when there is an opening. Your turn!