I am currently a teacher for students with severe special needs. I enjoy teaching my students. I like to create the curriculum and see the curriculum being effectively used. I like to make goals and see them accomplished. I feel that all children can learn even with disabilities. With experience, I feel that I have a better handle on accommodations and adaptations with the curriculum. I enjoy making accommodations that work and make learning easier.
My decision to become a teacher has to do with my passion to make a difference in the lives of people. I want to be a part of the team that enlightens and informs children who are the next generation of the knowledge and necessities in life. I want children to become independent and think for themselves and make decisions for themselves that are critical to their lives. I want children to know the difference between right and wrong, hate and love and consideration and cruelty. I not only want to teach these children but teach them well. Teachers are educators and role models that start to share the knowledge and share it with others. It is like the domino effect. One person cannot educate alone and enough. One person can make a difference but people who work together can make a huge difference.
My work philosophy is based on the belief that each student is a unique and valuable person who should be treated with respect. I view students in a holistic manner and acknowledge their need for support services in all areas of their growth and development. One of my goals as a special educator is to create an individualized educational environment which will encourage and nurture each student’s strengths in order to help him or her become a full participating member of society within the context of his or her own level of independence.