My name is Erin Weigel and I am an Intervention Specialist at CES. I work with 3rd and 4th graders with different abilities, primarily in a resource room setting. Creating a classroom environment that feels like a school family is of the utmost importance to me and the teaching assistants in our classroom. Everything we do in Room 9 is based on creating a positive relationship first with each child at the very beginning of the school year. We know that positive relationships increase academic, behavioral, and social skills! In Room 9, we have a class motto that we say at the beginning of every day: “I am smart, I am brave, I am loved, I am important, I matter, I can do hard things, Nobody else gets to tell me who I can become!” We developed our class motto together as a class a few years ago and our hope is that our students believe every word and carry it with them in the years to come. I love seeing the pride my students have when they accomplish their goals--their eyes light up and they can’t wait to share their success with others.
I am originally from St. Marys and I live there now with my family. I am a graduate of the The Ohio State University with my Masters of Education in Moderate-Intensive Special Education K-12. I started the first 5 years of my teaching career in the Columbus, Ohio area before returning “home” with my husband. This is my 9th year as the MD Intervention Specialist at CES and my 12th year with Celina City Schools. My husband and I have 3 children, Ellianna, Liam, and Alexander. We love spending time at the park, playing outside, playing games, going on walks, attending our children’s sporting events, having family 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, Liam, was born with Prune Belly Syndrome and was serviced under an IEP for physical therapy services until 2016. Since I sit on both sides of the table—on one side as a parent, and on the other as an intervention specialist—I know it can be difficult to discuss a 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 can exceed all of our expectations!
My contact information: [email protected]