Welcome to Combs High School LEAP program! My name is Jane Chu and I will be your child's teacher for this year. In my classes we will be working on the basic academic areas of reading, writing, and math as well as working on transition skills which includes vocational and health & safety training. I am looking forward to bringing my experiences and prior knowledge to the classroom and creating an effective program for educating your child.
My Education and Professional Background
I have been working with students with intellectual disabilities as well as Special Olympics Unified Basketball since 2006. In 2006, I graduated from ASU with a degree in Special Education and am considered highly qualified in the area of intellectual disabilities. I received two master degrees in Special Education and Educational Technology from NAU in 2010 & 2012.
My Educational Philosophy
My philosophy of teaching is I believe everyone can learn. In the classroom, we develop life skills and job skills, so all students can be more independent for our adulthood life. It is very important to me as a teacher that I have an open line of communication with parents. This will allow you as parents and me as the teacher to be aware of all issues (good or bad) that relate to the students' education and needs. I will be sending home quarterly reports on student progress. E-mail will also be an effective way of keeping in touch throughout the year. Please provide me with your e-mail address so that I can communicate with you on a regular basis.