I’m Ariel and I graduated from Pitzer College with majors in Psychology and Sociology. I recognized my passion for teaching while working as an aquatic instructor for children with disabilities. I began my Special Education training at CSULB and interned at CHIME Charter School, observing and assisting in an inclusion classroom. I completed my credentials in Special Education and Autism at CSUN. I have taught a Special Education Day Class for grades 2 – 4 in the Los Angeles Unified School District and for grades 3-6 at a charter school in Hollywood. I also designed and co-taught a multiage program that seamlessly blended special and general education students. Throughout, I have focused on developing lessons that promote critical thinking skills and embrace diverse strategies of learning while differentiating based on the individual needs of the student. I am so excited to join the committed faculty at Citizens of the World Charter School. As the Student Support Coordinator will work closely with students, families, and teachers to assess and identify the needs of each child. I will also connect the resources of the school and community to promote optimal learning, socialization, and growth.