I am Laurel Latimer and I am new to Moody Elementary this school year and will be one of the Early Childhood (Preschool, PPCD) Special Education (SPED) teachers. I am honored and cherish the opportunity to educate your students in the upcoming year.
My certifications include: National Board Certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist: Early Childhood (ages birth-8), a Hawaii Teaching License (SPED Mild/Moderate PK-3), and a Texas Teaching Certificate (SPED K-12th grade).
My credentials include: Master in Education (M.Ed.) Degree in SPED (PK-3rd grade), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Photography with Minor in English: Creative Writing, and I have 10 years of direct instructional experience.
I have taught life skills special education students (K-5th grade) for 1 year at McGregor Elementary, SPED PK aged students for 9 years at Makawao Elementary on the island of Maui in Hawaii, have co-taught in an integrated setting and worked in a self-contained classroom as a Special Education Teacher.