Daneen Hollern

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Daneen Hollern

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Hello! I am one of the special education teachers on staff that has the privilege of assisting students who may not gain academic success as easily as their peers. Our special education philosophy in the building is to help students be as much a part of their classroom as possible. Often times you will find me within a general education classroom, helping assist all students with the academic task at hand. Blending into the classroom as much as possible and NOT identifying students with special needs, while at the same time teaching them to become independent, is our goal.


Other students may require more intense interventions, which are provided within various small classrooms throughout our building. We have several paraprofessionals who help carry out lesson plans and assist small groups. If you step into our classroom, at times you may see four different groups being taught at the same time. Reading, math and written language skills for different grade levels can be observed. You will notice students being encouraged to try their very best while at the same time being taught strategies to overcome academic or behavioral struggles they may be experiencing.

I wear many hats being a special education teacher. Being a teacher is my favorite! Working with students who have learning difficulties and figuring out strategies to help them learn is what takes most of my time. However, I also spend a lot of time working with parents, collaborating with teachers, doing paperwork, and helping students within the general education classrooms learn as well.

In addition to being a teacher, I am also a wife and a mom to three children. They all keep me hopping and my planner is full of activities on a daily basis. My hobbies include flower gardening, photography, race walking and my favorite...reading a great book in my hammock!! I am also committed to being GREEN!! I recycle, hang out my laundry (even in the winter) and reuse things so many times, my kids go...really??? Can't we just throw that away??

Please contact me if I can ever be of assistance to you.                       

Daneen Hollern
hollern@usd230.org
913-592-7101