Hello My Name Is...
For the 2016-2017 school year, I would like to welcome you. My name is Paul Howard, and I will be your child’s teacher. The following is a little bit about me: I have a Masters in Special Education and certifications from both the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) as well as the University of New Mexico Center for Developmental and other Disabilities (UNM-CDD. Moreover, during the UNM’s Summer Institute in the area of Emerging Communication, I have presented research.
I believe in providing the students and their parents and/or guardians a systematic approach to language and life skills development. The curriculum will utilize the most current research methodology. Regarding all IEP’s, I use data to drive the goals and benchmarks. Additionally, throughout the day, we will implement best practices. All of this requires that we work together. We have an open door policy. I invite you to participate in the process by communicating. For example, if you notice significant changes in your child’s behaviors then please contact me. I am glad to meet with you personally before or after school and discuss any questions, concerns or suggestions. Furthermore, my philosophy is that we are a team with the same objective of promoting the student’s best outcomes.