Meet the Teacher
Phone: 252586 4125 EX : 1618
Degrees and Certifications:
MA(Psychology) M.Ed BS.Special Education , PGPD-Intellectual Disabilities Certifications : Autism specialist EC-General&Adaptive Curriculum ELA-9-12 ELA-5-9
Mr. S. Pannela ( Advanced Certified Autism Specialist /EC Teacher
Greetings! My name is S.Pannela. I have been teaching EC-Self contained class from the past 8 years at Northwest Collegiate and Technical Academy. I have been in this profession for the last 16 years. A love of learning is the ultimate gift a teacher can give his students. I strive to be a loyal friend and mentor to my students and their families. My colleagues, former students, and parents say that my greatest contribution to education is my passion for inspiring my students to have fun, learn, and always do their best work. As a classroom teacher, my greatest contributions and accomplishments are directly related to the success of my students. I have always strived to be a reflective practitioner and lifelong learner. I look forward to my time here at NCTA and getting to know and work with students and parents here and hope to make a real difference.
Philosophy of Teaching:
My teaching philosophy is very simple “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn”. Every child is unique, exceptional, and individual so everybody learning is different. Being an Exceptional Children’s teacher I have to make plans according to their individual education plan in order to meet their academic and social and personnel needs. In my classroom, I want students to have the freedom that allows for expression and creativity. Students should be able to experiment with likes and dislikes and to realize their Strengths and Weaknesses. After this base is developed, the curriculum can be molded to tie in each student’s learning style. My personal goal for my future classroom is to challenge students and watch them grow to their full potential. I want to take students at different levels and see them develop together for the betterment of each individual. My greatest goal is to move students from special needs into inclusive and inclusive to the regular education programs.