Welcome to Amanecer Preschool at Houston Elementary! The preschool program uses an integrated model with typical peers and preschoolers with special needs together in one classroom with a certified special education teacher and a highly qualified paraprofessional. The therapy sessions (Speech, OT, PT) are mainly within the preschool classroom. There are two sessions of preschool available for either three or four days per week. Classes are for 2.5 hours per day on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Wednesday class is for two hours.
I have been teaching for over twenty years in various special education classes from Preschool to third grade in Gilbert Public Schools and Chandler School District. I have my bachelor's degree in Special Education from Arizona State University. I earned my graduate degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Arizona University. My husband and I have a blended family of three grown daughters and a son. We have two spoiled dogs named Mattie and Teakie. In our spare time we enjoy going to Pinetop to work on our cabin and cool off!