Mrs. Barbara Forsberg

Mrs. Barbara Forsberg

Special Education Teacher

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Middle school students are quirky, fun, and often unpredictable; every day is unique, and that’s what I love about teaching at PCMS. A student once asked me,”Why do I have to do the work I missed when I was gone?! It’s in the past!!” That’s just one humorous aspect of teaching middle school that brings me back (smiling) every day.

 

Expertise
Learning and Behavioral Disabilities, English/Language Arts

Degrees
B.S. in Human Development from U.W. Green Bay, M.A. in Special Education from U.W. Oshkosh

Certifications
6-12 Cross-Categorical Special Education, 6-12 Emotional-Behavioral Disabilities, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Wilson Dyslexia Therapist,

Awards
Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer 2013; Partners in Education Golden Apple Educator 2007

Social Media
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Experience
Much of my professional experience has involved teaching students with learning and emotional-behavioral disabilities. Before becoming a teacher, I enjoyed working with troubled youth in residential programs in Illinois and upstate New York but eventually found my way home to Wisconsin. I've taught 6th-8th grade core subjects in the regular and special education settings for many years but have found my home in the subject of literacy intervention. 

A lifelong learner, I am passionate about how the brain works and how children learn to read. I am a Wilson Reading System certified instructor who loves helping students achieve their reading goals. I'm also passionate about language arts and technology. When not in the classroom, I enjoy exercising, crafting, traveling, and spending time with my family.

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