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My name is Ross Dodson (Mr. Dodson) and I will be teaching 3rd and 4th grade students with social emotional disabilities. I have been a member of the Vista Peak team since we opened our doors to students and am pround to be a Trailblazer!
Teaching is my passion! I believe every student has the ability to grow. I love seeing the growth of student from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. I am an active teacher. I am currently up and about in the classroom helping all my students. Not only am I active in the classroom but I am active on the playground as well. I love playing sports and tag with the students and building those relationships. It is important to me that the studnets know that my clasroom is a safe place for them and that everyone cares about them and wants them to be successful.
This is my 12th year teaching students with special needs. I graduated from ASU with a Bachelors in Special Education. I have taught a variety of students with special needs including students with Emotional Disabilities, Specific Learning Disabilities, and Autism ranging from Kindergarten to 8th grade. I am currently in the process of earning my Masters Degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. I will finish my masters in the spring.
I am looking forward to working with you and uour student this coming school year!