Upon completion of my Bachelor's Degree at Michigan State University, I began my year-long, student teaching internship. I spent the fall semester in a general education placement at Dort Elementary School in Roseville, Michigan. I then transferred to Indianapolis, Indiana where I worked at The Indiana School for the Deaf.
Dort Elementary School
I student taught at Dort Elementary School in Roseville, Michigan. During my time at Dort Elementary, I worked in a third-grade classroom made up of 28 students. I taught the students using a Balanced Literacy curriculum, as well as a variety of math, science, and social studies curriculum.
Indiana School for the Deaf
I also student taught at Willard Elementary School at the Indiana School for the Deaf (ISD) in Indianapolis, Indiana. This too was a third-grade classroom. While there I taught bilingual lessons to eight students with various degrees of hearing loss. I had the opportunity to continue using a balanced literacy curriculum at ISD.
Ponderosa Elementary School
As the Teacher of the Deaf at Ponderosa, I was responsible for educating 14 deaf and hard of hearing students. My students were in grades K-5. I also managed 7 staff (4 interpreters and 3 signing assistants). Lessons were taught using American Sign Language, as the program I lead was a bilingual program.
East Hills Middle School
Bloomfield Hills, MI
During my time at East Hills, I taught multiple subjects (math, world cultures, reading, writing and directed studies). I was a case manager for several Deaf and Hard of Hearing students grades 5-8 and I collaboratively planned and taught American Sign Language with my DHH colleagues.
Eastover Elementary School
Bloomfield Hills, MI
At Eastover I taught both Kindergarten and First Grade Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. I worked closely with the general education staff to ensure that our DHH students were participating in the general education curriculum as much as possible. I also worked closely with the DHH staff to establish a Deaf friendly community in a predominately hearing school.