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 Digital Wish has awarded the Classroom Inclusion - Autism & Special Needs In the Real World grant to Melyssa Thompson Oct 06, 2015
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Here is the grant that I have won through Digital Wish: Classroom Inclusion - Autism & Special Needs In the Real World
Ms. Melyssa Thompson
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Liestman Elementary
Class Information:
Room Number: 612
Students per Class: 25
Class Description:
REACH I Special Education - Autism Classroom K-4 students
Special Education Teacher
iPads for meeting my students individual learning needs.
My Philosophy:
Every student, every time need to have the opportunity to be successful in learning. Every student should have access to state of the art technology to meet their unique learning objectives.
Personal Information:
College and Degrees:
Masters of Education, Educational Specialist Degree
Employment History:
Special Education Teacher
Why Do I Teach?:
I teach special education students because every student has the potential to be a successful member of our society. My goal for my students is be independent and successful members of our society
Percent of Students are:
     At-risk: 80 %
     Average: 5 %
     High-achiever: 3 %
     Special Needs: 12 %
Percent of Students are:
     White/Caucasian : 3 %
     Hispanic: 70 %
     African American: 15 %
     Native American: 2 %
     Asian: 10 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 89 %
ESL Enrollment:: 75 %
Average number of students in class:: 22 students
Number of students I teach:: 12 students