BIO

Mrs. Warren has taught in Franklin Lakes since 1997. Her Franklin Lakes teaching career started at Woodside Avenue School in the Specific Learning Disabilities Program. She is currently teaching in the Resource Program at WAS after teaching nine years at HMR. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Albany and attended graduate school on a Humanities Fellowship.  She received her Teacher of the Handicapped Certification from Felician College's education program. Before coming to Franklin Lakes, she worked with autistic preschoolers and taught in another Resource Program in Harrington Park. She is also a trained 4MAT instructor.

Mrs. Warren received Woodside Avenue School's Governor Teacher Recognition Award in 2003.

In 2005, Mrs. Warren received a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation grant to study digital storytelling at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Her interests include digital photography and oil painting.  

Mrs. Warren is an award winning photographer and has had her work displayed in professional galleries and the American Merchant Marine Museum in Kings Point, NY.  She received "Best in Show" at Orange County Collectives in Laguna Beach, California.


Teaching Philosophy

     Philosophy of the Special Education Program in the Franklin Lakes School District

 

                 “If he cannot learn the way we teach, we had better teach the way he can learn.”

-       Robert Buck

The special education teachers of Franklin Lakes Public Schools believe in success for all children.  We are dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment in which each child has the opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential.  Learning is an individual process in which each child will have the optimum opportunity to develop academically, socially, and emotionally.  We strive to foster individual strengths while developing areas in need of more support.  We support students through a variety of specialized instructional strategies, techniques and materials

The teachers in the Franklin Lakes Special Education Program focus on student achievement through the implementation of scientifically research-based curriculum that reflects best practices in special education.  Comprehensive assessments are also used in order to establish data-driven goals and objectives to guide individual student success.  The IEP is the cornerstone of the student’s program.  We implement the IEP to meet the specific needs of each student in our programs.  We are consistently mindful of the specific accommodations and modifications that will help our students reach success in both special and general education programs.

As a group, we philosophically believe in the movement to give special needs students’ greater access to general education classes.  Our goal is to strengthen our relationship with our general education colleagues through the in-class support model.  The establishment of this partnership, while maintaining our identity as special educators, will create greater opportunities for student success now and in the future.  We are committed to excellence and making a significant difference in the lives of students challenged by the classroom setting.