Hi there! My name is Jessica and I possess many skills necessary to assist your child in reaching their highest potential! I graduated magna cum laude from one of the best teaching programs in the Nation at Montclair State University with a Bachelors degree in Psychology and Teaching Kindergarten through 6th grade as well as a Master's Degree in Teaching Students with Disabilities. I have had many experiences, for the last 10 years, working with children, both in the classroom setting and in... [more]
I currently possess a Masters Degree in Teaching Students with Disabilities and have experience within the classroom setting as well as in the home setting working with children with Special Needs. I have taught as a Special Education Teacher, have tutored and babysat many children, and I volunteer at a summer camp for 7 years in which I am paired with my own camper (I have been paired with children with Cerebral Palsy, ADHD, Autism, are Nonverbal, etc.). I have implemented lesson objectives, plans, and activities for NJ Common Core Standards alongside a General Education Teacher. I have been responsible for making modifications and accommodations for students with Special Needs. I have also written many IEPs, participated in annual IEP meetings, referred children to OT, PT, and Speech Therapy.
I am certified in all subject areas of the NJ Elementary Education Praxis Exam. I have also worked for 2+ years with the NJ Common Core Standards for Math, Science, Reading/Literature, and History to develop and implement lesson plans for students with/without disabilities.