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Leah Starkman, MS.ed.

I have always loved working with children and have had a passion in this area since I was about 11. Working with children requires a large knowledge base, and therefore I often turn to because this cheap article writing service is ready to consult and advise at any time. I grew up as a quadruplet and knowing how much my mother went through; I wanted to help other mothers as well. I ran my own little toddler camp/playgroup in my backyard with my siblings for about 7-8 summers. I also babysat from age 11 onward. Once in college, I went into Early Childhood Education with all the prerequisites for Special Education knowing that ultimately that is what I wanted to do. It is my goal as a teacher to individualize my lessons and teaching style so that every student will be able to grow, learn, and develop at their own level. This is why I went into the field of Special Education/Learning Disabilities. I want to be able to departmentalize to fit the needs of every student. In graduate school I completed a dual certification in Elementary General and Special Education.

I graduated from Bank Street College in May 2009 and Yeshiva University/Stern College in May 2006. I have certifications in Students with Disabilities (Birth - Grade 2), Students with Disabilities (Grades 1 - 6), Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 2), and Childhood Education (Grades 1 - 6) in NY and a Maryland Professional Eligibility Certificate in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, and Elementary Education. I am also certified in an Orton-Gillingham based program called Preventing Academic Failure.

I have had experience in all areas of teaching young children. This year I was working at a newly developed school in Baltimore, MD teaching first grade general studies and second grade Judaic studies. I was fortunate enough to get engaged and married to Neil Starkman, which now brings me to Atlanta, Georgia, where my husband is from. I worked at Yeshivat Rambam as a Learning Specialist. I pull children out individually or in small groups for part of the day and went into the classrooms for center based learning for part of the day. I taught all subjects. I worked at The Cooke Center for Learning and Development for three years. One year as an Assistant Teacher and two years as an Assistant Teacher for Inclusion in a self-contained classroom. I led small and whole group activities in the classroom and took children one or two at a time to the general education classroom to support them and adapt work for them as necessary. I also worked at Yaldaynu Preschool from Fall 2005 to July 2007. In the fall of 2005, I was a student teacher and then they hired me to work the rest of the year and the next year.

I look forward to bringing all of my experiences to the Orion school and working to make a difference in the lives of children.



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The State Board of Education has approved The Orion School to participate in the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program  

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