Degrees and Certifications:
CERTIFICATES: Special Education ID K-12 Special Education LD K-12 Special Education ED K-12 Elementary Education, 1-8 APPROVED AREAS: Middle Grades Mathematics 6-8, Middle Grades Language Arts 7-8 *Reading Specialist, K-12 *Structured English Immersion, PreK-12
I am an Arizona native and an ASU graduate. I have been teaching in the field of special education since the fall of 1980. In addition to my special education qualifications, I hold a Reading Endorsement and am highly qualified in both math and language arts. I truly love being part of the Hillcrest Middle School family. As a special education teacher working with students and teachers, I have a daily schedule that allows me to instruct students in both small group settings and general education settings. This year I will be co-teaching two sections of 8th grade math with Mrs. Solano on Team 8-3 and one section of 8th grade math with Mrs. Christensen on Team 8-2. I will also be teaching one section of 8th grade Learning Center math.
My curriculum/instructional goals are closely linked to my students' Individual Education Plans and are aligned with the Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards (http://www.azed.gov/azccrs/). Additionally, I incorporate the goals and objectives of the general education curriculum into my curriculum and, as needed, adapt/modify general education materials and assignments to meet the individual needs of my students.
I'm looking forward to getting to know you and your student this school year. Please do not hesitate to contact me with your questions or concerns.
M. J. Lemke