Welcome to Room 9! My name is Erin Weigel and I am the intervention specialist for students with Multiple Disabilities in grades 3-4.
I am originally from St. Marys, Ohio and I graduated from Memorial High School in 1999. After high school, I attended The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. I graduated from The Ohio State University with my Masters of Education in Moderate-Intensive Special Education K-12 in 2004. I started my teaching career in the Columbus, Ohio area for the first 5 years before moving back “home” with my husband. My first teaching experience was with the Franklin County Educational Service Center as an intervention specialist in a structured teaching unit for students with autism and communication delays in grades 3-5. Following that, I worked for Dublin City Schools as an intervention specialist in a cross categorical unit servicing students in all disability categories in grades 3-5. When I first returned to the area, I was an Intervention Specialist here at CES for children with Emotional and Behavioral Disturbances and I remained in that position for 3 years.
My husband and I have 3 children. We love spending time at the park, going on walks, having special movie nights, and reading books together.
I also think it is important for you to know that I am not only an Intervention Specialist, but a parent of a child with special medical needs. Our son was born with Prune Belly Syndrome and currently receives physical therapy services in accordance with his IFSP. I tell you this so that you know I sit on both sides of the table—on one side as a parent, and on the other as a teacher. I know it can be difficult to discuss your child’s strengths and weaknesses, but I also know how important it is for us to have open and honest communication so that your child exceeds everyone’s expectations! Please feel free to contact me anytime via email: [email protected]