My name is Kelly Erdmanczyk (Er-mun-check) and I am the new Parkwood resource room teacher. I graduated from the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. This is my sixth year as a special education teacher but I have taught children with special needs for over 15 years. I am so proud to be a Parkwood Panther, this is truly an exceptional school with exceptional teachers and students.
We love working in the resource room program to offer differentiation of instruction to ensure that all students make progress and succeed in school. All children can learn anything! Some children require more time to learn, a different way of learning, or a smaller group within which to learn.
The resource room program provides special education services to qualifying general education students through the development of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and the provision of specially designed instruction in the students’ area(s) of qualification. These areas can include reading, writing, math, social skills, emotional skills, behavioral skills, and study skills. Services can be provided in the resource room or in the general education setting, depending on the specific needs of the student.
The curriculums we use in the resource room are as follows:
Reading: Early Reading Intervention
Phonics for Reading
Writing: Read Well Spelling and Conventions
Reasoning and Writing
Step up to Writing
Math: Focus math (tier 2 intervention material for the Envision math curriculum)
Social Skills: Think Social Curriculum
Zones of Regulation