About My Sp ED: This blog is my chance to recharge my love for education. I am hopeful to make changes in special education. I love my students. I love working with other educators.
I am a teacher for students with special needs. I have been in education for more than 10 years. I started as a substitute teacher. As a substitute, I had the opportunity to work in the classroom with students with special needs. I fell in love the students and the chance to make a difference in education. My first official job as teacher of record was in a classroom with students from Kindergarten to 5th grade, with a variety of disabilities from Autism, Down syndrome, and multiple disabilities. After a few years, the class was split into two classes, one for kindergarten to 2nd grade and the other for 3rd grade to 5th grade. I moved into the 3rd to 5th grade. Because of my move when the classroom split, I was able to stay with some students from the time they were in kindergarten until they left elementary school in 5th grade.
Now I am a teacher in intermediate school, 6th to 8th grade. I love this age group of students with special needs. This age group has opened up a whole new assortment of challenges and victories for me.
I want to this to be an honest look at special education, at least from this one educator’s perspective.