“YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE GREAT TO START, BUT YOU HAVE TO START TO BE GREAT.” –ZIG ZIGLAR
Welcome to Special Education! My name is Kathleen Corbeill and I am in my twelfth year of teaching. I have previously taught second grade and I am excited to be on a new adventure in special education. I am so excited to work with your children. Working with the students, parents, and staff at every grade level at Sorensen is an amazing job. Our Special Education team includes four amazing paraprofessionals: Tirtza Dibble,Cory Phillips, Lori Bosel, and Evie Schwenk. Our goal is to help every student we work with feel successful in their classrooms.
As a special education team we collaborate with our general education teachers weekly. We have many different models to assist students inside and outside their classrooms. My team and I sometimes push into classrooms for support, sometimes we pull students out into small groups within our resource room, and when we can we co-teach with our general education peers.
We are excited this year for our new sensory room that was funded by the Excel Foundation, Run 4 271, and levy dollars. This room is used school wide and allows students the little breaks they need to self-regulate and get back into a "ready to learn" state of mind. As a school we are using and teaching to the zones of regulation for students to gage where they are at emtionally and their acadmic mindset. Thank you to our CDA community for the extra support to help make this room happen!
I have four boys, a wonderful husband, a dog, and bunny. My boys are 1 year, four, six, and fourteen... they keep me very busy and I am learning a lot from them!
I can't wait to meet my new students and any future students and their families. If you ever have any questions please feel free to email me, I love hearing from my parent community.