Janae Sturma, MA

Special Education Teacher

Began at Teachwell:

 2020

Why did you choose this field?

I chose this field because I love working with students, fostering education, encouraging them to advocate for themselves, and speaking up for those who can't.

What or who most inspires you?

My faith.

What are you proudest of?

I am proudest of being a godmother and aunt to my nieces and nephew. They are the most joyful and sweet little ones who brighten every day with their love of life and appreciation for the little things!

What lessons has your work life taught you?

Every student has the potential to learn and grow.

What is your background experience – degrees, experience, skills?

I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Special Education K-12 Multicategorical Studies. I have worked with students of all abilities and ages in a multitude of settings and enjoy continuing to learn strategies, intervention methods, and tools for promoting knowledge and independence!

People would be surprised to know that I . . .

am a musician! I am a singer/songwriter/piano player and have recently started learning ukelele.