Special Education Classroom Teachers:
Hello, I am one of the STEPS teachers here at Newhart Middle School. I teach functional/life skills, academics, vocational skills, community skills and more! I also manage the students IEP’s and work with independence facilitators.
I have wanted to teach since I was little. My Mom used to have a special day class and I would go in to help her on my days off. Now My Mom is a Speech Pathologist in the Newport Mesa District. In 2010, I started working at the YMCA as an Inclusion Facilitator for the afterschool program at Castille Elementary. I realized that I would love to be a Special Education Teacher! I completed my Moderate/Severe Credential program at California State Fullerton and I have 2 more semesters until I complete my Master’s in Moderate/Severe Special Education. I student taught in a general education class at RH Dana Exceptional Needs Facility. I have been teaching in the STEPS class at Newhart full-time since August of 2014. I recently got married (August 1st 2014) and live with my husband and cat, Princess Leia (can you tell we love Star Wars?) I enjoy hiking, singing, reading, watching movies, photography and the beach.
Carlolyn is one of the STEPS teachers at Newhart Middle School.
(Instructional Aides and Independence Facilitators):
Mr. Luis (occasional sub)
Classroom Teacher Aides (Newhart students):
1st period: Kyra, Chanel, Loren
2nd period: Nathan, Josh, Zoe
3rd period: Nicole, Emily, Jensen, Kobe
4th period: Bryn, Alyssa, Abigail, Marin
5th period: Helai, Jenna, Brooklyn, Skyler
6th period: Megan, Avery, Blake, Anthony, Ciara
Farris is our Occupational Therapist
Hi, I'm Coach A. I teach Adapted Physical Education at Newhart. I teach a pull out APE class several times a week where we work on cooperative games and skill technique. I also work with the wonderful general PE teachers to help and encourage participation for students with special needs while they're in the general PE setting.
As Newhart’s Speech Language Pathologist, I work on improving the social interaction and communication skills for all the STEPS students. I’ve been working for over 30 years as an SLP and my first job was in Huntington Beach with their version of the STEPS program.
I am the Assistive Technology Itinerant Teacher who provides Assistive Technology (AT), assessment, support and training for students who require Assistive Technology to access the school campus and instruction. In general.--The term `assistive technology device' means any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a child with a disability.
Through assessment, when a student is determined to require a specific Assistive Technology Device and the recommendation is agreed upon, training for student, staff and parent will begin. Some examples of Assistive Technologies include:
Keyboard Picture taken from:http://www.boundlessat.com/Keyboards-Mice/Alternative-Keyboards/Intellikeys-USB
Switches Picture taken from:https://www.ablenetinc.com/technology/switches
Foot Mouse Taken from:https://www.enablemart.com/computer-accessibility/mice?p=3
Neo Picture taken from:http://www.amazon.com/Alphasmart-NEO-AA-0410-10971-AQ-Neo-Handheld/dp/B007BHWRII