The interactions that take place between the teacher and others in the
school building and school system differ from those of the other teachers
in the building. Since she has been teaching at this school for a number
of years, she is involved with many administrative groups. These interactions
allow her to be involved on committees and other groups. Her interactions
with other individuals are described below.
McCraith, the full time aide
People she most often interacts with and how they work together:
A. They are involved in planning, preparation and teaching together in
the classroom on a daily basis.
Mrs. Jennins, the part-time aide
A. They are involved in planning, preparation, and working with the children
together on a daily basis.
A. They work on behavior management techniques together and other administrative
A. The secretaries are available to make phone calls, type letters, help
with arranging field trips, help with using budgeted funds appropriately.
A. He is there to help with any maintenance problems that may arise, he
also helps if there is a mess in the room that needs cleaned up or if other
Intervention Assistance Team meetings are available if she would like to
take advantage of them. A group of teachers brainstorm and try to solve
a particular problem that a teacher is having with a specific student.
A majority of therapy sessions (Speech, OT, PT) are conducted in the classroom
so the teacher is able to observe what the therapist is doing, ask questions
about things that can be done on a regular basis in the classroom, and
to make sure the student does not miss a lot of classroom interactions.
She assists the kindergarten teachers when they will be getting a graduate
of the pre-school program in the class in the fall. She does this by informing
them about the child and any special accommodations that will need to be
made to ensure that the student is the least restrictive environment.
The pre-school team holds monthly meetings on the individual students to
see if anything needs change and how things are going overall.
She encourages the regular education teachers to participate in the IEP
meetings, although most of them do not.
If the students will come to her classroom in the afternoons after they
are in a kindergarten classroom in the morning, the kindergarten teacher
completes a weekly checklist to keep the pre-school teacher informed of
progress and any problems that may arise.