Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Welcome to the Resource Resort!

Welcome to The Teaching Resource Resort blog!  I am so glad that you stumbled upon this site and hope that you are able to gain insight, resources, and perhaps a little encouragment too!  My name is Dawn De Lorenzo and I have been a special education teacher for over ten years.  I have taught in numerous settings including public and private school and in a number of roles: Special Needs Service Coordinator, Director of Early Child Education, Replacement Classes (a.k.a. Self-Contained), Inclusion or Mainstream Classes, and Resource Room programs.  Within that scope I have taught Grades 1, 2, 4, 5, and all middle school grades.  I was a facilitator for University of Phoenix's online program in Curriculum and Instruction and was an adjunct professor of English at Middlesex County Community College in New Jersey.  I am the author of the book Peanut Butter and Jelly Possibilities: Youthful Inspirations.  My greatest joy is our beautiful daughter who is going on three years old.

I have a love and passion for ideas and resources!  I currently teach second grade in a Resource setting and I am the teacher that colleagues come to when they need ideas, materials, or help pulling a theme together with multiple resources.  My hope is that this blog will put some of those ideas and resources into your hands so that your life is a little easier and you can more readily meet the needs of the diverse learners you engage each day.  Thank you for spending time at this "resort" ~ I hope you enjoy your stay!  If you like what you see, please grab a button and share with your colleagues and friends!


  1. Welcome to the world of blogging. I'm new as well, as of Dec. 28th! :-) I love the layout. 2nd grade is such a fun grade to teach. I love the standards that we teach them! :-) Brian http://hopkinshoppinblog.blogspot.com/

  2. Cute blog! I am your newest follower. Sounds like you have a lot of experience. Looking forward to see what you post! :)

  3. Your blog has the cutest theme and grahics! Just joined your blog! Hope you love the blogging world! I've only been doing it since October! You can also visit mine (however, mine isn't nearly as cute!) at Innovative Connections! http://innovativeconnections.blogspot.com
    Welome to the blogging world!