I provide special education services to students in grades K-3 in a resource room and inclusive setting. I have been teaching in the Phenix City School District since 2005 and have only taught at Phenix City Elementary. Prior to teaching in this district I taught a self-contained classroom at the elementary school level in the Lee County School District. I received my Bachelor of Science in Collaborative Special Education from Auburn University. The degree includes certification to teach grades K-12 special needs students. I earned my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Troy University. I am certified to teach students without special needs in grades K-6 with this degree. In addition, I have certification in advanced training in Autism from Glenwood School in Birmingham, Alabama. In 2007, I received additional training in the area of Autism from Dr. Robert Simpson on the campus of Auburn University at the Autism Clinic. Currently, I am a member of the Alabama State Department of Education’s Autism Initiative Team. While the team is tailored specifically to Autism, we are also committed to improving instruction and meeting all of the needs of students with disabilities in the state of Alabama. I have also collaborated with Easter Seals and East Alabama Mental Health to ensure proper transition from their programs to the school setting.