Degrees and Certifications:
BA in English Language - Bethel University MA in Special Education - Bethel University
Hi! Welcome to Miss Sandi's classroom!
I have been teaching at Benjamin E. Mays IB World School since 2002! I have an undergraduate degree in English and a graduate degree in Special Education from Bethel University. I am married and have three children. I love spending time with my family. We enjoy going camping and traveling.
I have a strong passion to teach and advocate for children with exceptionalites. Every day is filled with joy in our classroom! In our classroom, I will provide a safe, structured, and positive learning environment meeting your child’s individual academic, behavioral, communication, and social needs. I believe that children with exceptionalities are unique and possess an unlimited ability to learn. I am so excited to be your child’s teacher this year! I look forward to the wonderful school year that we will have together this year!
Our classroom includes:
A highly structured setting dedicated to supporting students with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Developmental Delays.
Opportunities to be in the general education classrooms, academics, speech therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy, art therapy, adaptive physical education, social skills and daily living skills.
A positive environment for all students to learn through individualized activities specific to meet student needs and focusing on their strengths.
A focus on the development of language and communication skills, social skills, self-help and academic skills.
An emphasis is placed on maintaining appropriate behavior and developing independent skills through the use of structure.