Phone: (651) 744-6070
Degrees and Certifications:
BS, Education - 1994 Certification: Specific Learning Disabilities Developmental Cognitive Delay
Welcome to 20-21 at Farnsworth Aerospace, Home of Future Leaders!
I have been teaching at Farnsworth Aerospace Upper since the fall of 2013. For five years I co-taught in the 6th and 7th grade ELA program, as well as supported students with IEPs in a Reading Strategies classroom. Last year I moved into the Fed III DCD Program after the passing of Jeffery Parker, our previous Program teacher.
I received a Bachelor of Science (Education) in 1994 from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and started my career in a small town in Northwest Oklahoma. I have since taught in Nevada, Texas, Wisconsin, and now here in Minnesota. I hold a teaching license in the areas of Learning Disabilities and Developmental Cognitive Delays.
I love to read and usually am in 2-3 books at a time. I've enjoyed video games since my first Atari (who played tennis?) and Nintendo (very first Legend of Zelda!) and over the summer have played a lot of Destiny. I love to bake and prepare meals, and really enjoy trying out new recipes. This summer I hung out a lot with my nephew and my dog, Oscar, doing Pokemon Go around town.
During Distance Learning, students in this program will interact daily with staff and peers. Learning is differentiated, with the target of increasing skills identified in each child's IEP. Initially, we will practice classroom/online interactions with the student and parent, and focus on building relationships, community, and daily routines. Students will also participate in Art Therapy with our Art Therapy teacher, Darla Dassow. Some students will receive other services in Distance Learning and in the classroom, depending on what needs are identified in their IEP - Social Work, Speech/Language, DAPE, PT/OT, and DHH.
Within the DCD Program, students will receive instruction in scheduled classes; Foundations, Reading Strategies, Math Concepts, American Studies, Life Science, and High School Readiness.
Distance Learning Specific Info:
Google Meet Access for Live Learning, Office Hours & Foundations Class: FAUSReid