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Mt Pleasant-BlythdaleSchool
Class Information:
Room Number: 224
Students per Class: 100-120
Class Description:
Our unique school is located on the grounds of Blythedale Children's Hospital. We provide educational services for students who need intensive therapy and medical services. Our students range from pre-k to secondary and may be either day students or inpatients. We are a New York State Public School with an accredited high school and GED program. Our small classes enable our students to continue their education in a school setting while receiving rehabilitative medical services. As art teacher, I see almost all of the students from each grade level. Digital and computer technology has given many students the opportunity to create a finished project that matches their original vision regardless of their disability and motor skills.
Position:
Art Teacher
Needs:
Our school embraces technology and the staff utlize it to the best of our ability. In addition to using technological advances in the classroom, we are adept at providing the adaptations that our students may require when necessary. As the art teacher and yearbook editor, art software and digital cameras are always in need. The students really flourish with the opportunity to document their medical and educational progress as well as create some unique and inspirational art work. Good educational software for the elementary and secondary classrooms is also always welcome.
Personal Information:
About Me:
I have been a teacher at Blythedale for 20 years!! I have seen many changes and advances in medicine and technology and continue to be amazed by the children.
College and Degrees:
College of New Rochelle, BFA & Art Education Columbia University, Teachers' College, MA in Special Education
Activities:
I dabble in photoshop, moviemaker, and final cut pro for school projects and family gifts. I ski (occassionally) and enjoy attending extracurricular events at my childrens' schools
Favorite Books:
Children's - Septimus Bean, anything illustrated by Jan Brett, The Lorax ..... My favorite author is Patricia Cornwall
Favorite Quotes:
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow"
Why Do I Teach?:
I love the variety to my day and the enthusiasm of the students. I also enjoy their way of thinking and some of the wonderfully funny comments that they make!