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Plans and Goals for Students with Unique Abilities

Exceptional Student Education (ESE) is a program designed to help students with disabilities progress through school and prepare for life after they graduate. There are a number of additions/changes that can be implemented to improve this program. In this post, I layout my plans and goals for ESE students.


Classroom Environment

As I knock on doors and speak with parents and teachers, there is one pillar of my campaign that keeps being reinforced - Classroom Environment.  

Of course, as a mom, I have seen it first hand with two daughters who come home from our District 7 schools complaining about it. As a substitute, I saw it with my own eyes as I taught in nearly every school throughout district 7.  

It seemed the behavior of the children was out of control and, worse, it didn’t seem there were any repercussions.


Educational Opportunities

When Abigail was seven years old, she determined she wanted to be a lawyer. She hasn’t changed her mind and when she found out there was a law magnet at Boone High School, she was thrilled.

The excitement built when I took her to the open house. She met the instructors, who are former lawyers. She saw the actual courtroom they built in the classroom. She met students in the program. She was all in. I was so happy to see a fire in her belly and her excitement thrilled me.