I was born and raised in Massachusetts, and gradually made my way across the country. I graduated from Beloit College in Wisconsin in 1978 with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. My Master's is in Special Ed from the University of Utah, and my first teaching job was in Salt Lake City in 1987. I moved to Olympia in 1995 and was the DD teacher at Komachin Middle School. I have been at Lacey Elementary since 2010, teaching in Room 23.
Special Ed Information
Here are some helpful websites and information. The Washington Education Association has a website for parents and teachers of Special Education. Find it at specialeducationsupportcenter.org. It is a really well-designed site with links to all kinds of helpful resources.nih.gov is the website for the National Institutes of Health. Any topic you can think of that has to do with physical and mental health you can find on this site. I use it all the time. It has a link on it that goes to MedlinePlus, a division of NIH. This is where I go to look up medications. This may never happen to you, but sometimes when the doctor is talking I am not listening as closely as I might. And then I forget all my questions, like can I take aspirin or something when I'm taking this? You know how it is. So I go home and log on to Medline.If you have a child who is on the Autism Spectrum, you may want to check out this site. autisminternetmodules.org It provides serious instruction for parents, teachers, therapists and really anyone who works with people on the Spectrum. You can get clock hours now through this site too.
thurstonchamber.com/EdBuyersGuide This one has great info on kid activities in our area, and on childcare too. All kinds of stuff there.