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I am a National Board Certified fifth grade teacher at Calusa Park Elementary School in Naples, Florida. I utilize the Universal Design for Learning framework to meet the multiple challenges of teaching diverse learners in my inclusive, standards-based classroom. In addition to being a full-time teacher, I am also a doctoral student at the University of Florida.
I first learned about Universal Design for Learning as a participant at a Harvard Graduate School of Education UDL Summer Institute in 2006, and have served as a member of the UDL Summer Institute faculty each subsequent year. In 2010, I designed a graduate-level course on the practical applications of Universal Design for Learning. The course is offered by Gratz College of Pennsylvania and The College of New Jersey through the Regional Training Center.
I am a native of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and live in Naples, Florida with my wife and daughter.
Here are some pictures of my students at work.
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