Go To: Shane Devlin's Mini Course
I am originally from Manchester, NY which is about half an hour south of Rochester, NY. I now live in Horseheads, NY which is in the Southern Tier. I graduated from Keuka College in May 2015 with a dual certification in Childhood and Special Education. I also received a minor in Psychology during my time at Keuka. I was lucky enough to receive a job offer right before graduation and am in my first year of teaching. I currently teach at Finn Academy, which is a Charter School in Elmira, NY. I teach in a third grade inclusive classroom as the Special Education teacher. I started out my first year teaching in Kindergarten, however I switched positions mid-year when there was more special needs in third grade.
When I started out this semester, I was still teaching in Kindergarten and from my experience at that grade level, I found that creating effective centers that engage students at varying levels was a difficult and important task. I wanted to do more research not only for myself, but for other colleagues.