Sunday, July 05, 2009

Maria Angala Receives Outstanding Special Education Teacher Honor

From the WTU E-Newsletter:

The Washington Teachers' Union (WTU) would like to congratulate Maria Angala on receiving the honor of Outstanding Special Education Teacher for the school year 2008-2009 from the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET).

NASET is a national organization dedicated to assisting teachers in the field of special education, and this honor is awarded to teachers who demonstrate outstanding achievement in the special education field.

Angala serves on the WTU Executive Board as the Vice-President of Special Education and works as an Inclusion teacher for 6th, 7th and 8th grades at Jefferson MS. She has been with DC Public Schools for the past 6 years and decided to go into the teaching profession because of her love for children.

"I think that the key to effective instruction is understanding how your students learn and finding the best way to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge for them," stated Angala. A few months ago, Angala won a Promethean ActivClassroom Board through a national blogging competition.

Angala's blog "Digital Anthology" is an online extension of her classroom where she posts information about her class and is a resource for information for her students, parents and other special education teachers. Her other blog "Teacher Sol" is solely for educators and contains special education resources, news and issues.

Angala is a National Board Certification candidate in the Exceptional Needs Specialist category which is the highest level of certification for educators in the country.

You can follow Angala on Twitter by clicking here.

3 comments:

bing said...

congratulations, sol! ang pretty mo sa pic!

Matt Pierson said...

Congratulations Ms. Maria Angala, good to see so much information being shared online about your classroom. Hope we will see more such from other educationalists as well. There are a few very good platforms for this purpose other than the blogging, for e.g., www.funnelbrain.com, these give a much more interactive experience to the students using online resource. I have started to find it very useful and better grades as well.

Shakhnoza said...

Congratulations, I love your blog and daily lessons you provide for SPED kids, I actually do not like calling kids-SPED, all kids are exceptional in their own ways, and we just need to look for ways to facilitate them :).

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