Began at Teachwell:
Why did you choose this field?
I chose the field of behavior analysis because I want to improve the future of special education for children with special needs, including my own children. I'd like to be a part of making the children's days successful and helping the children utilize skills to cope with and succeed in the world around them.
What did you think you were going to be when you grew up?
I always wanted to be a 3rd grade teacher.
What or who most inspires you?
My kids inspire me on a daily basis. They have shown resilience while living life with varying degrees of special needs. They are absolute troopers and find joy in the little things in life.
I appreciate the approach that Teachwell utilizes to help their students be successful! It's exciting to be part of an organization that is rapidly growing and has many opportunities. There are so many talented staff members here that I feel will support my growth in the field.
What are you proudest of?
I am most proud of the life and family that I have been able to build with my husband of 11 years. I have 3 awesome and firey boys that keep me busy!
How do you hope to make a difference?
I'd love to make a difference by connecting with students, discovering what their goals are, and how we can help them reach those goals.
What lessons has your work life taught you?
My home and work life have taught me the importance of celebrating even the smallest victories. Those small victories translate to meeting goals, seeking independence, and learning to find the good in each day.
What is your background? Experience, degrees, skills, etc.?
The past 5 years I have been working as a Special Education Assistant in the Brandon Valley school district. Starting in the fall of 2023, I will start work at Teachwell as a Success Coach. I have a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from SDSU and will graduate in the summer of 2024 with a Masters of Arts in Special Education - Behavior Analysis.
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