Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant
Demarest School District
201.768.6060 Extensions: DMS:52257 LLE: 52117
My career in education began in 2002 as a special education teacher at Demarest Middle School. I continued my education and soon after obtained a Master degree in Literacy. As I started to utilized what I learned in my master’s program in the school setting, I realized I wanted to dive deeper and learn more about youngsters who have a reading disability. Therefore, I continued my training at Fairleigh Dickinson University and obtained my 200-hour Orton Gillingham Teacher certification through the Tenafly Masonic Center. This training inspired me to want to teach my colleagues about what I had learned. I decided to further my education. In 2016 I earned my Supervisor of Curriculum Instruction certificate through Saint Peter’s University. In 2017, I became the Reading Specialist at Luther Lee Emerson School and County Road School. In this role I worked with students who struggled with reading and writing, providing them clinical instruction which was specifically targeted at identified areas of weakness. During the time in this role, my interested once again was peeked. With the urge to learn more about learning differences and how they impact academic success, I decided to obtain my Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant (LDT-C) certificate through William Paterson University. My role as the LDT-C involves assisting in the identification and diagnosis of learning disabilities and in the prescription and delivery of appropriate and effective education services, programs outlined in a student’s IEP, along with monitoring growth and progress. Throughout the school year, I work closely with the Demarest instructional staff and assist them in understanding students’ needs. Having spent over 14 years in the classroom, I feel confident that I can assist in implementing appropriate and effective techniques, strategies, and programs that are useful in supporting students in the educational setting. I am a firm believer that one never stops learning and in order to be successful in my field I vow to continue to learn and apply what knowledge I gain.