Are you on a special education island?

I’ve been on a special education island and I don’t want you to feel that way any more!

Hi! I’m Heather, a special education teacher mentor. I’m here to help self-contained special education teachers with individualized and personalized support to make self-assured educational decisions so that you can avoid the stress, overwhelm and burnout in this field. Special education teachers are better together!

I am the owner and author behind Full SPED Ahead

If you’re looking to add more life skills in your classroom, get my free guide below!

Heather smiling with glasses and a blue shirt with a red cardigan

You’re in the right place if you are feeling like you are on a special education island.

In my first 4 years of teaching, I felt so alone. The lack of curriculum, administration support and daily tasks really had me worn down. I turned to social media and found inspiration to continue to grow and learn as an educator.

My passion is supporting other educators is what has led me to start a website and blog alongside of my Boom Learning store and TeachersPayTeachers store!

I have been a special education teacher in Illinois for the past 8 years! I’ve taught in self-contained classroom settings for middle school and high school students. I currently am a Special Education Curriculum and Assessment Administrator at a private Autism school.

For certifications, I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Teacher Leadership. With this focus, I want to be able to support other educators to not feel like they’re on special education island. 

I have such a passion for helping my students gain independence and work on life skills that they can use outside the classroom!

Heather smiling with a black shirt that says Let's Celebrate Learning and her left hand on her hip.

Before I go, I mentioned that I love supporting teachers in the classroom. I never had a mentor my first years of teaching and I really struggled! This is why I created a mentorship program for other self-contained teachers so you don’t have to make the same mistakes I did! You can join the mentorship HERE!

Connect with me below!

Instagram | TeachersPayTeachers | Facebook | Boom Learning Library | Pinterest  |Youtube 

Read more about why I chose to be a teacher here!

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