Friday, April 29, 2011

eSpecially Parents: Elizabeth's Story

My name is Elizabeth and I teach preschool special education in Charlotte. I “fell” into the field 14 years ago while working on my Master’s degree and teaching at a church preschool. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to leave the classroom to support preschool teachers in inclusion settings. I loved the chance to meet other teachers and share ideas, but could not stand to be out of the classroom. The next year, I was back in the classroom – and this little red head kid stopped by to visit with his mom. I was HOOKED!

My husband, Brad, and I have 2 children – Ryan (13) and Kathryn (10). Ryan has Down syndrome and goes to middle school in a separate setting class. He likes trains, Disney movies and going to visit Grandmommy and Granddaddy at the Chicken Farm. Kathryn is in 5th grade and loves drama. She just finished her final performance with the school choir and anyone who knows her already has her autograph.
I love to read eSpecially Ben. Vanessa has a way of putting words to my thoughts and feelings and I am reminded that I am not the only parent who has these experiences. Thanks for allowing me to share!


Read more about the eSpecially Parents Series here

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