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    Because most students with special needs receive at least part of their education in the regular classroom, all teachers need to have a working knowledge of important special education provisions. Read Bare Bones: Special Education Facts for All Educators. >>>

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John Helgeson Jr.
English/Language Arts - Middle School Education
Northshore School District
Shoreline, Washington

       
    Dr. Clinton Smith
Assistant Professor of Special Education
University of Tennessee at Martin ~ Martin, Tennessee

       
    Beth (Paula) Huston
Elementary Education & Technology
Pembrook Pines, FL
       
    Mindy (Melinda) Kyriakides
Middle School Language Arts
Fort Pierce, FL
       
      Charlotte Jones
Special Education
Winslow Twp. School District Wenonah, NJ
       

    Jana Allen
Educational Diagnostician & Special Education
Harmony Science Academy Garland, TX
       
    Faten Ahmed
1st & 2nd Grade ELL
Harvey, LA
       
    Christine Garner-Duane
Technology/Handicapped/Middle & High School
Point Pleasant Boro, NJ
       
   
Christian Harden
Middle School Social Studies, Reading, Music, Math, ESL
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lpharetta, Georgia
       
   
Denise Rawding
Pre-K−6 (Suburban and Urban)
Newark, NJ

       
   
Crystal Mallett
7-12 English, Math, Social Studies, Science, Gifted
Pineville, LA
       

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