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The Lyme School Special Education Department consists of three Special Education teachers, the Special Services Director, and support staff. The Special Education department provides support and services to students who are found eligible under state and Federal guidelines.
I began my experience in education as a paraeducator in a school for students with severe and profound disabilities. I have been a group home counselor for young adults with cognitive disabilities, a sign language interpreter for a deaf student attending public elementary school, a reading specialist for a nonverbal student at the middle school level, and a special education teacher for twelve years at a K-6 school working primarily with students with specific learning disabilities, autism, and emotional and behavioral disabilities. For the past eleven years I have had the pleasure of working with Lyme students, teachers, and families of children ages 3 to 21 as the Director of Special Services. I serve as president on the board of the NH Association for Special Education Administrators, and teach an online course at Granite State College in Dynamic Assessment in Special Education. I have three children of my own, two grown, and one in high school, as well as two incredibly handsome and charming grandsons, 2 and 6 years old, with whom I love spending time. Near water is where I love to be whether it be swimming in the lake, walking along a mountain river, or picnicking and camping at the ocean
I am a Special Educator for grades K-3. I am trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach to literacy and am an associate in the Orton-Gillingham Academy of Practitioners and Educators. I received my teaching certification in Elementary Education and Special Education from Granite State College and my Bachelor's degree in English from St. Olaf College in Minnesota. I live in Lyme with my husband and our two children, Evie and Christopher, who also attend the Lyme School. In my free time I enjoy running, hiking, biking, reading, and crocheting.
I am the Middle School Special Educator and this is my second year at the Lyme School. I previously spent 11 years working at a local Middle/High School in Vermont. I work closely with the Middle School staff providing additional support to students on a 504 plan or Individualized Education Program. I received my Masters in Special Education at Grand Canyon University. I live in Grafton, NH with my husband and our three children (Natalie, Nathaniel, and Naomie). In my free time I enjoy working as an Assistant Cook at Camp Billings on Lake Fairlee, kayaking, and walking/hiking with my dog Boo.