Welcome to Room 203

I am Special Education Resource Teacher at Bethune Community School. I was previously a Citywide Autism Teacher at Bethune. I have worked for Minneapolis Public Schools since 2011. I completed my Master's of Special Education with an emphasis in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders at the University of Minnesota in 2013. I also have an Autism license.

As a Special Education Resource Teacher, I evaluate and service students identified with Specific Learning Disabilities, Other Health Disabilities, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Developmental Cognitive Disabilties and Autism Spectrum Disorders. I provide support in the areas of reading, writing, math, and social emotional within that classroom and out of the classroom based on each students individual needs. 


Zones of Regulation

My focus for this school year continues to be on emotional regulation, social skills, and academic skills based each student’s needs. It is important that I implement the best practices to meet each of my students' unique needs as is outlined in their Individual Education Plans. In our room we use the zones of regulation to teach behavioral and emotional regulation. The Zones is a systematic, cognitive behavior approach used to teach self-regulation by categorizing all the different ways we feel and states of alertness we experience into four concrete zones.  The Zones curriculum provides strategies to teach students to become more aware of, and independent in, controlling their emotions and impulses, managing their sensory needs, and improving their ability to problem solve conflicts.