Phone: 909-307-5590 ext. 50806
Degrees and Certifications:
University of Redlands Mild/ Moderate Education Specialist Credential *Autism Authorization *EL Authorization University of Redlands B.A. Communicative Disorders San Bernardino Valley College A.A. Child Development
Welcome to a new school year! My name is Samantha Herlihy and I am the K-2 SDC teacher. I have been teaching at Arroyo Verde in the 3-5 SDC class since 2015. I started working with students with special needs in 2007. In that time, I have worked with students from Kindergarten to Seniors in high school from multiple backgrounds and disablilites. Working with students with special needs is my passion!
It is important for me to create a learning environment that students feel safe in; to learn and grow in a way that works best for them. Getting students to engage in the acadmics they are learning is very important to me as a teacher. We do a lot of hands on learning with the assistance of visuals, and repetition. In my room, student's learn that it is okay to make mistakes because that is a part of how we learn, as well as, how to persevere when academics start to feel like a challenge.
** Kindergartners enrolled in my room are on a 1/2 day schedule and will be dismissed with the early bird transition kindergartners. **
I can't wait to start this journey with you as we begin the 2021-2022 school year!