Welcome Back! I hope that everyone had a great summer and is looking forward to the 2020-21 school year. My name is Kate Edwards. Our wonderful Teacher Assistant this year is Paula Mundy.
1st Period - 7:40 - 9:05 - English IV
2nd Period - 9:10 - 10:35 - Occupational Preparation I, II
Red Devil Success (Mon-Thurs.) Homeroom Friday - 10:40- 11:20
Lunch - 11:25 - 11:50
3rd Period - 11:55 - 1:20 - Planning / Occupational Preparation III, IV
4th Period - 1:25 - 2:50 - American History II
Tutoring will be offered on Mondays & Thursdays - 3:05 to 4:00 and other days upon required.
Before I taught, I spent several years in the business/ medical field. I went back to school to become an EC teacher after my two daughters (16 & 13) were diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD/dyslexia respectively. I graduated from Western Carolina University with a Masters of Arts in Teaching with concentrations in comprehensive education and adaptive curriculum.
I am originally from Michigan and live in Newton with my husband of 18 years, daughters, mother-in-law, and two very spoiled dogs. My husband is currently a student at CVCC working on a degree in information technology, my older daughter, Julianne, is a junior at Discovery High School, and my younger daughter, Cora, is in 8th grade at Maiden Middle School.
My hobbies include learning to play the harp, reading, family genealogy, traveling, learning about and using essential oils, and spending time with my family. My involvement in the Autism community includes being a part of the Autism Society of North Carolina, SPARK, and assisting in the planning the Autism Education Foundation's annual Bash for Autism. I also serve on the Newton-Conover City School's Autism Team and Transition Team. I am expanding my knowledge by currently exploring the topic of transitioning from adolescence to adulthood.