“I chose to become an educator, specifically in special education, because I feel it is important for all students to be allowed access to education and to be allowed equal opportunities for engaging with their peers. Throughout high school and college, I volunteered with organizations that provided assistance to students with special needs and that was the beginning of my passion to work in the field of special education.”
Ms. Castro says that Falcon View Connections Academy allows teachers to provide learning opportunities to students who may not have been successful in brick-and-mortar settings, specifically if the students have behavioral and emotional regulation needs. “The online learning setting enables students to learn from the comfort of their own homes. They are allowed to take breaks when needed, and they can help to create their learning schedule for the day, which is important to encourage the students to develop organization and time management skills.