Kiefer and Houck
We are a collaboration that works! Deborah and Elizabeth began experimenting with co-teaching in 2012 and discovered that two teachers are better than one. As a team we are stronger and better. Our students have special needs and participate in the general education curriculum following the Ohio Extended Standards for Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts. By differentiating instruction and strategies, modifying materials, and accommodating a diverse learning community our students achieve independence and mastery. By combining our knowledge, experience, and love for learning we have created what Zygostky calls the "zone of proximal development" for our students.
Deborah and Elizabeth have been teaching special needs students for over 20 years and are licensed Lead Teachers in the state of Ohio.