Instructional FacilitatorKaren Warren, M.Ed.336-703-4191336-924-0388 (Fax)About MeI am very excited to be in my eleventh year as Instructional Facilitator at The Special Children's School. I began my teaching career as a third grade teacher at Forest Part Elementary School. I then moved to The Special Children's School to teach preschool. I taught preschool for ten years before becoming the Instructional Facilitator for TSCS. I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from UNC-Greensboro and my Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Salem College. I most recently received my administrative degree from Gardner-Webb University.CurriculumThe Special Children's School uses the Creative Curriculum for Preschoolers. This curriculum is play based and it focuses on enhancing children's development in the areas of language, gross motor, fine motor, cognitive, self-help, and social. Our school age class uses the Styer-Fitzgerald Curriculum, The Unique Learning System as well as the Common Core Extended Standards which focuses on all areas of development. We have added the Learn Everyday Curriculum to enhance the instruction in our preschool classrooms.
All of our preschool students are assessed using the Teaching Strategies Gold Assessment. This assessment looks at the areas of Physical Development, Language Development, Academic/Cognitive Development, Daily Living, and Social and Emotional Development. The School Age classrooms use the Styer-Fitzgerald Assessment to find out the base level the students are learning. The students are assessed at the beginning of the school year and at the end of the school year. Kindergarten students are assessed the first 60 days of school using the Kindergarten Entry Assessment and are assessed three times a year using iStation as well as the K-2 Math Assessment.
Last Modified on November 22, 2019