Ms Brooks!

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Ms Brooks is currently the SPED Resource teacher here at Woodhome Elementary Middle School. She is responsible for providing accessibility of the curriculum to all students with disabilities through the implementation of IEPs, consultation with general education teachers, and family input.

As a native Baltimorean, and product of the Baltimore City Public School System, it gives her immense pleasure to serve the community and school system that helped to nurture and develop her during her formative years.

 

She is a proud graduate of the legendary Paul Laurence Dunbar Senior High School and forever will be a Poet for life. Ms Brooks holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in speech pathology/audiology from Norfolk State University and a master's degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County in Instructional Systems Development. She is highly qualified and has enjoyed working with families of students with disabilities for more than 25 years within BCPSS. She holds an Advanced Professional certificate, along with dual certifications in both General and Special Education in the following areas:

· Early Childhood Education PreK-3

· Elementary Education 1-6 and Middle

· Generic Special Education 1-8 Grades 1-8

· Generic Special Education N-3 Infant-3

Ms Brooks has had the pleasure of working with various populations of students with special needs over the years. During her career she has worked as both classroom and resource teacher of primary, intermediate, and middle school students. Prior to coming to Woodhome, Ms Brooks worked for 14 years as an Early Interventionist with the Infants and Toddlers Division of the Office of Early Learning. This experience allowed her to work with families of developmentally delayed infants and toddlers within their natural environment and has by far been her most rewarding of all experiences with BCPSS. Ms Brooks was welcomed into the homes of families of children from birth to age three providing parents with the tools to stimulate the growth and development of their children through the coaching model. It was an honor to be the first introduction to a lifelong journey of the education process of our youngest learners. She never let parents forget that they are their children’s first teachers, and she was present to support their journey.

In 2018 Woodhome welcomed Ms Brooks, giving her the opportunity to work at the capacity of both self-contained and resource teacher of students with disabilities. She too has become knit into the fabric of Woodhome, as she serves on various committees. It has been a pleasure and an honor to work with the families, faculty, and staff of Woodhome, and Ms Brooks is committed to empowering students and families through her love of education and passion for teaching. Go Wildcats!