Mrs. Garza - Autism


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Welcome

In my class we have a blast! We concentrate on language and appropriate social and school behavior while having fun.  Ms. Amanda, Ms. Elizabeth and I all use strategies in applied behavior analysis to teach new skills and shape behavior. 

All about Me

I was born and raised here in the Charleston area.  I grew up in Charleston County Schools.  I love the Lowcountry.  I’m very involved in my church; I teach Sunday School and sing in the church choir. I am mom to two wonderful boys; Jeremy & Jordan.  Jordan and Jeremy attend the School of the Arts.

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Background

I volunteered with special needs students as a high school student.  I worked with Special Olympics.  I learned sign language and worked as an interpreter in high school. I attended College of Charleston to receive a BS in Special Education.  I have a masters in Reading Diagnostics from the Citadel.  This is my 24 year teaching in Charleston County Schools.  It's my 8 year here at Ashley River Creative Arts.  I also have completed my BCBA.