Company: Passaic County Elks Cerebral Palsy Treatment Center
Location: Rutherford, NJ
Rutherford, New Jersey | November 16, 2010 | Amy E. Hammond, Teacher of the Handicapped at Passaic County Elks Cerebral Palsy Treatment Center, has been recognized by Elite American Educators for her dedication, achievements, and leadership in special education.
An expert in the creation of one-on-one programs based on students’ needs, Ms. Hammond teaches special education and mathematics to multiple-handicapped students from ages 12 to 21. Ms. Hammond’s greatest reward as an educator is having the opportunity to watch as her students finally begin to understand a lesson and seeing the excitement on their faces as they realize the answer. She is very passionate about education and enjoys interacting with her students. In her over 22years of service in education Ms. Hammond attributes her success to her hard work and dedication. She is able to adapt to each student’s unique learning abilities, and she is able to build on their strengths and weaknesses to successfully educate each of them.
Ms. Hammond earned a Master of Arts in counseling from Montclair State University in 2001 and a Bachelor of Arts in special education from Lynchburg College in 1988. She is certified in the state of New Jersey as a teacher of the handicapped and she was honored to receive a Certificate of Recognition for 10 years of service. In 2007, she volunteered as a coach for the Special Olympics. An optimistic person, Ms. Hammond advises for other educators to always look for the positive in every situation, no matter how small.
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