Sharon Goldrup is a secondary school special education teacher at Nevada Connections Academy (NCA). She started teaching at NCA in 2010. Ms. Goldrup holds a master’s degree in special education from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Ms. Goldrup explains why she decided to teach and why she loves NCA:
"I currently work with K–2 students in language arts and math, and 9–12 students in math. I support teachers who teach grades K–10 . I became a teacher because I myself had teachers who made a huge difference in my life when I was a student. I want to have that kind of impact on my own students.
I love teaching at NCA. In a traditional school, I only got to know the students; at NCA, I get to create a relationship with the whole family. This is a major benefit for me as a special education teacher. In a traditional school, I would only meet with the parents at the annual IEP meeting. In the virtual school community, however, I speak with the parents as often as once a week—or more, if need be. This allows everyone to help create the best learning environment possible for a student who struggles academically.
NCA is a great option for parents who strive to play an active role in their child’s education. In a traditional school, parent interaction is often unnecessary or unwanted. In our school, you play an active role in your child’s education from the very first day he or she starts!"
NCA is a great option for parents who strive to play an active role in their child’s education.