Ms. Valerie McCaughey

Elementary Special Education Teacher, Carlisle Elementary School
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My first 8 years at Carlisle Elementary I taught in a kindergarten classroom. For 4 of those years I team taught with a special education teacher. It was during those team teaching years that I discovered that my desire was to work with students with special needs.
After the 8 years of teaching in the kindergarten classroom, I took the position of 1st grade special education teacher and continue in that position currently. My favorite part of this job is discovering ways to support my students to achieve success. My current professional goal is to learn how to use technology in my classroom and therefore gain strategies to meet the academic goals of my students.

College(s) attended: Simpson College
Highest Degree Earned: B.A.
Endorsement(s): PreKindergarten-KindergartenEarly Classroom
K-8 Reading
K-8 Instructional Strategist1: Mild/ Moderate
Years of Experience: 19
Years at Carlisle: 19
Original Hometown: Carisle, Iowa
High School Attended: Carlisle High School