Special Education

Katie Williamson Special Ed

I grew up in Salem, Virginia, and then moved to Johnson City, Tennessee, where I spent the bulk of my adult life. I attended East Tennessee State University, majoring in Special Education K-12, mild/moderate and severe and profound disabilities. My experience from Tennessee includes teaching skill deficits to students in grades 4-6, such as math calculations, math problem solving, word reading, and reading comprehension, and I had various inclusion responsibilities in both math and reading classes, as well. Upon moving to Denver in 2016, I accepted a high school special education position, where my responsibilities mostly include inclusion in English 1, 2, and 3, as well as teaching writing classes. This year, I am also teaching an English class to students with more significant disabilities, which I really enjoy. I have attended many trainings over the years, including dyslexia training from Middle Tennessee State University, Reading Plus, Wilson Reading, SPIRE Reading, and Touch Math, and I can write a fantastic and thorough IEP. I currently hold a professional teaching license in Colorado for Special Education Generalist 5-21, and I have worked with students of varying ability levels, including ADHD, speech and language impairments, specific learning disabilities in math and reading, and low IQs. I have also worked with all types of service providers, including occupational, physical, and speech therapists, as well as school psychologists and social workers. Collaboration is a strong asset of mine, and I treat everyone I meet and work with respectfully. In my off time, I love to hike our beautiful mountains with my dog and see live music.