My name is Hailey and I have been a special education teacher for students with autism for 7 years. I currently teach 3-5 grade. My class size has ranged from 4-13 students over my career and I have had between 1-4 paraprofessionals full time in my classroom.
I have had several family members with disabilities, which initially made me interested in the special education field. I took an intro to special education course in college, where I absolutely fell in love. As a course requirement, we had to volunteer every week in a classroom, and it became the highlight of my week!
I went to school at the University of Wisconsin (go badgers!) and got my undergraduate degree in special education. I recently finished my masters in Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
I was recently married to my best friend in Mexico! We had 75 amazing friends/family come with, and it was definitely one of the best
My favorite foods are ice cream and anything with cheese in it!
When I'm not teaching, I love to go on long walks, cook new recipes, play beach volleyball, watch trashy TV, and try new restaurants with friends.
I am dog person. Here are (from left to right) my parents' dog, my dog, and my sister's dog!