Hear from Paola Papa about the comprehensive, individualized approach to student learning at Ädelbrook Learning Centers.
Adelbrook is committed to offering the most comprehensive individualized program to every student. As an educator, you are surrounded by passionate professionals whose main goal is to support their students. Being a part of an innovative and motivated team helps reinforce continuous education in various practices, as well as collaboration and personal and professional growth. Every student’s success is celebrated by the entire Adelbrook community. The support given to educators, staff members and the growing number of students at the school is one of the many reasons I love working at Adelbrook.
My inspiration for teaching started at a young age. However wanting to be a special education teacher was one that came about later in my own educational career. Early on, I knew that I wanted to help others in any possible way that I could. I enjoyed school but it did not come easy for me. I knew that when I was older, I wanted to help students access all the information they needed to learn in a way that is most beneficial for them, at their level and with their learning styles.
In college, I was exposed to a variety of disabilities and the levels of need each required. I easily concluded that I wanted to be a special education teacher in a school with students with moderate to severe Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other disabilities. As an educator, I teach to help support individuals who may not always access information in a typical or easy way. I enjoy being surrounded by other professionals who are passionate, creative, supportive and constantly bringing new ideas to the table. I teach to continue my education each day, both with my students, who teach me more than anything I could read in a textbook, and with colleagues, in passing or through team meetings or professional learning communities. Each small success accomplished by a student on a daily or weekly basis inspires me to continue working in this field and with this population.
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Ädelbrook’s Learning Centers are private special education programs certified by the State Department of Education to serve students with autism, neurodevelopmental disorders, emotional and learning disabilities between grades PK-12. Ädelbrook’s Transitional Academies, for students ages 18–21, focus on life-long learning, life skills and employment proficiencies through meaningful work experiences and community engagement.
Our educational program has 180 traditional school days, 34 days of extended school year in the summer, and five professional development days. This allows us to provide continuous support to the children and youth we serve and teach.
For more information on becoming a member of the Ädelbrook team, please contact Fatima Silva at 860-635-0330, extension 202.
Ädelbrook's Learning Centers are transforming student lives through relevant, rigorous and innovative practices that foster personalized growth, independence, success and a sense of community by emphasizing the following key learning standards:
Salary range depends on degree, certification, and experience.
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