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Anna Adl

Content type: 100 Stories
Posted:  7 July, 2022
Anna is in her 20th year of education. She currently serves as a program support teacher and new teacher induction coordinator for the School District of Cudahy, just south of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She sees herself as a cheerleader for the teachers and...

Katrina Copeland

Content type: 100 Stories
Posted:  30 June, 2022
Katrina Copeland My name is Katrina Copeland and I am an English 1 co-teacher and Academic Seminar (Resource) teacher, along with Special Education Department Head at Byrnes Freshman Academy in Duncan, South Carolina. I received my B.S in Family and...

The SPEDucator Project

Content type: 100 Stories
Posted:  16 June, 2022
The SPEDucator Project is made up of Hawaii DOE special education teachers, who were selected by educational leaders for their passion, ingenuity, and excellence in the field of special education. These "SPEDucators" advocate for equity to better serve...

Brittany Boeset

Content type: 100 Stories
Posted:  14 April, 2022
Brittany Boeset is in her second year teaching in rural Iowa. She graduated with a Bachelors in Special Education from Buena Vista University and is currently teaching level 2/3 (mild/moderate) special education in a self-contained classroom at Storm Lake...

Sara Wallace

Content type: 100 Stories
Posted:  19 May, 2022
For as long as I can remember, I have always been inspired and drawn to children that arrived to school everyday despite challenges at home and various learning styles. My heart broke for these students who were repeatedly dismissed by educators that were...

Gayle Solis Zavala

Content type: 100 Stories
Posted:  26 May, 2022
I am a recently retired educator of 35 years. I taught speech/language correction, intellectually disabled students and reading. In addition, I served as the Response to Intervention Coordinator and the Science Technology Engineering Art Math (STEAM)...

Deborah Metcalf

Content type: 100 Stories
Posted:  2 June, 2022
I am semi-retired, live with my husband in North Caroina, and love being a 'Gigi' to my 5 grandchildren. I supervise a few interns for East Carolina University and sometimes teach courses for Loyola Marymount. Occassionally, I help with staff development...

Carol Dinsdale, Ed.S.

Content type: 100 Stories
Posted:  9 June, 2022
After retiring in 2015 from Pinellas County Schools (FL) as a teacher of students with emotional and behavioral disabilities for more than a quarter of a century, I found myself totally bored and driving my husband crazy. I returned to education focusing...

Kathy Boisvert

Content type: 100 Stories
Posted:  12 May, 2022
I have to say that being awarded the 2016 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Teacher of the Year was one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. I was selected as the CEC Teacher of the Year in January. In May 2016, I was invited to the “The...

Nora Boyle

Content type: 100 Stories
Posted:  7 April, 2022
Nora Boyle started teaching in January 2020, during the height of the COVID pandemic. Before becoming a teacher, she was a special education paraprofessional for 12 years in a Setting 3 ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) in Shakopee, Minnesota. Before getting...

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