Ashton Keck, Special Education

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Ashton Keck

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I began my educational journey by studying K-12 Special Education. I later went on to receive a master’s degree in Educational Psychology. In my time as teacher, I have taught in the United States as a behavior strategist, and in both Panama and Costa Rica as an international elementary teacher and special education teacher.

 

As a teacher, I believe that all children are creative individuals who will flourish when provided a safe, nurturing environment with a teacher who can guide them to discover their strengths. In order to help children uncover their full potential, I understand the importance of first developing a relationship with them. I emphasize genuinely getting to know my students and what makes them unique. Once I can truly know the child, I work to structure educational experiences that meet their strengths and needs by emphasizing their individual learning styles and interests.

 

In my free time, I enjoy being with my two dogs, traveling, and running. When I am not at school, I am  most likely to be seen running all around town. I have developed a strong passion for ultra-running, a sport defined as any running distance over 50km. With this sport, I have developed strong discipline and a sense that anything can be accomplished when a person’s mind and heart are set on something. I take this philosophy of life and running and share it with my students. No matter how hard or long a goal may seem, sometimes we just have to take it one step at a time and really want it to achieve it.