Hello! My name is Andreana (Ana) Adams, and I am so excited to be serving as a Specialized Support teacher at Canyon Pointe Elementary School this year! I will be working hard with your student(s) either in the special education setting or in the student's general education classroom to close gaps and bring children closer to working on grade level.
I am the proudest member of the Fightin' Texas Aggie Class of 2007 (WHOOP!), and this is my sixth year teaching special education. I began my teaching career as an 8th grade Resource Language Arts teacher, and I have also taught in the PASS (Positive Approach to Student Success) Behavior Program, and as a Structured Learning Lab teacher at the elementary level. My background also includes five years as a stay-at-home mom and a brief period as an Early Intervention Specialist at ECI (Early Childhood Interventions) working with children ages 0-3 with developmental delays. While my background includes a variety of age levels, I have always most enjoyed working in Specialized Support at the elementary level.
I am CPR/First Aid certified, and I maintain my Non-Violent Crisis Intervention certification each year. I have passed content exams in the areas of EC-12 Special Education, EC-6 Generalist, 4-8 Generalist, and ESL Supplemental.
I love animals, especially horses and dogs, and I have a blended family of six kids at home, ranging in age from 4 to 22. In my free time, I like to garden (although, I am not always very good at it and have been known to kill the occasional "un-killable" plant!), but I am getting better. In fact, this year, I am attempting to nurture a few plants in the classroom, and I plan on teaching our students about plant care and responsibility.
I hold a firm belief that all students can learn, and, if they are not learning, then we need to re-evaluate our teaching practices. I hold our students to high standards because I believe that all students are capable. I try to teach life principles along with academics because I believe that life skills are valuable and need to be taught, not assumed. I require the utmost respect from our students because I have the utmost respect for our students, and they are all worthy of that respect. I can promise you that 2019-2020 will be a year of growth, both academic and emotional, and I cannot wait to get started!
Below is the link to our Amazon classroom wishlist, and "WOW!" is all I can say. So many of you pitched in to clear my list to almost nothing! It was like Christmas in August over here, and all I can say is that my students and I humbly thank you for your donations.
The wishlist included page protectors and binders for organizing our mathematics program, multi-colored markers for anchor charts, dry erase sleeves for skill practice, and a large collection of books recommended by other educators that teach some of our amazing GE Life Principles.
Keep checking back! As the year progresses, I will update the wishlist to reflect any needs we may have.
Parent communication and relationships are of the utmost importance to me! So, please, do not hesitate to contact me at any time! My conference period is from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm, and I am available for parent conferences either before school or during that time period.
My email address is email@example.com. Emails will be returned within 24 business hours.
The school phone number is (281) 357-3122, and my extension is 2838.
*Please note: school phones are set to "Do Not Disturb" during class times. If you call during these times, you will be sent directly to my voicemail, and I will return your call as soon as possible. In the event of an emergency, please contact the front desk.
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