Dear Mark Twain Families,
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! I am honored to have been selected as the new leader at Mark Twain. Over the past 22 years, I have been fortunate to be a part of making a difference in the lives of my students and families as a special education teacher and administrator. I am excited for the opportunity to work with the students, staff, and families at Mark Twain to build upon the great work and successes that have already been set in place.
I am not only looking forward to working with your students and the staff but also the opportunity for the work we will do together. Fostering a collaborative connection between home and school is a passion of mine. It is this collaboration and communication between home and school that facilitates the success of our students. “Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so much” Helen Keller
Once again, I am thankful to have the opportunity to bring all that I have learned and my experience with me to your wonderful community. Please know that I always welcome any suggestions, comments or concerns you may have to share. My door is always open.
Let’s Go Warriors!!!
Mark Twain provides specialized academic instruction for students aged preschool through adulthood. Our instructional program focuses on building the functional skills of our students in the following areas:
- Social skills
- Daily living skills
- Vocational skills
- Recreation and leisure
- Physical education
- Humanities- art and music
Our instructional program also incorporates community-based instruction, where students increase their opportunities to further develop their social skills and other specific skills critical to the individual’s ability to function independently in the community. With support from staff, families, and the community, Mark Twain works tirelessly to ensure an empowering, safe, and enriching educational environment for our students.