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!