Friday, September 29, 2006

Friday Spotlight on Ms. Weist

Ms. Weist

Special Education Teacher

West End Memorial School

Tracey Weist

• College(s) and degrees(s):
West Virginia University --BS in Early Childhood Education, Rowan and Rutger's University -- Special Education Certification, National University – currently completing master's degree in special education

• Work experience:
I started out as an aide at Burlington County Special Services. My first teaching position was as a Resource Specialist in San Diego, California for two years at Hancock Elementary. Then, I moved to a new school as a special day class teacher for two years in San Diego at Mason Elementary.

• Favorite books
o fiction: Anything by James Patterson
o nonfiction: I don't read too many nonfiction books for leisure, but I love magazines about cooking and food! And I always read the newspaper.

• Favorite television show:

• Last movie I loved:
John Tucker Must Die

• Music CD that I have almost worn out from repeated playing:

• Person (living or not) that I’d like to have lunch with and why:
My mother. I work during the week, and she works on the weekends. We never get to go out to lunch together!

• Visiting this place makes me peaceful:
my bed

• One item on my “to do” list that I can’t seem to get to:
reorganize my closet

• Favorite animal (domestic or wild):

• Favorite sports team:

The Sixers

• Destination of my fantasy vacation trip:

• Details about the teacher I will never forget who inspired me to enter the profession:
My second grade teacher. She was shocked that the teacher I had the previous year wanted to retain me in first grade. My second grade teacher said she knew I was bright from the first day she met me. From that day on, my confidence went up, and I felt that I would like to be able to do that same thing for other children one day.

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