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Intervention Essay

  • Submitted by: lkoontz
  • on January 8, 2011
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 804 words

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SPED 5012

Leadership Project
This leadership project based on educational and professional experiences provides documentation and evidence of my personal commitment to leadership in special education. I believe all students can learn regardless of disabilities or not or culture or family, home environment.   I also believe it is important that I continue learning and attending professional development classes offered in the area of special education in order to stay up with the constantly changing laws and policies in special education.
As a leader I am an advocate for RtI to help students learn and to determine whether a child has a specific learning disability and would need special ed services.   In my research I have found that RtI has been very effective across the United States for improving and ensuring student success

I am committed to adhering to ethical principles, legal procedures, and educational practices which guide my efforts to provide leadership for excellence in the education of all students, including those with disabilities.   I have a strong sense of teaching efficacy.   I not only have confidence in regard to my own teaching abilities but have what Hoy (2000) calls refers to a “general teaching efficacy”, or a belief about the power of teaching to reaching difficult children.
Professsional Background
My professional background includes a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and certification in Elementary Education, Special Education, Middle School Science, and Physical Education.   I have taught as an 8th grade science and 7th grade PE teacher for 2 years, and a special education teacher for 9 years.
Current Position
I am currently teaching special education at Thackerville Public Schools.   I became interested in the field of special education when I had the privilege of working in a self-contained classroom as a paraprofessional while working on my bachelor’s...

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