My name is Amelia Robitz and it is an honor to have taught in the multi-needs special education program at Crete Monee High School since the 2006-2007 school year. I have been a certified educator since 2004 but have been in education in a variety of capacities since 1998. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from St. Xavier University and my Master’s Degree in Special Education from Loyola University Chicago. I was born to be a Special Education Educator (although I didn’t always know it). Having a family member with special needs has allowed me to understand what it’s like to sit on both sides of the table: as an educator and as a family member.
I believe in treating every student with dignity and respect. I believe that, regardless of ability, every student can be a contributing member of society. I believe that there is really no such thing as a disability, rather, that we all have different abilities that manifest themselves in different ways. I believe that families make the best partners and working together, a differently abled student has the power to change someone’s world. I believe that students with special needs should be, and are significant members of the community and their contributions are not to be dismissed.
If you should have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. My door is always open and I look forward to working in partnership with you.