My name is Nicole Baker, and I am so, so fortunate to be the Learning Support Teacher at Mike Mountain Horse Elementary School. I have twenty years of teaching experience in inclusive learning environments. In addition to my degrees in psychology and education, I have done a significant amount of training in behaviour support, learning challenges, medical conditions such as autism, ADHD and FASD, as well as trauma, attachment and the developmental paradigm. The most important thing to know about me is that I absolutely LOVE our students and the work I am privileged to spend my days doing.
At MMH my role is never the same two days in a row, which is amazing! I consult with staff to support best practices in inclusive education for all our students. I complete observations and assessments with students, work with staff and students to determine and develop lagging skills in a variety of areas and liaise with division and community resources. I provide universal programming, small group or 1:1 teaching on a variety of topics and create resources to support inclusive programming. I also schedule and facilitate learning team meetings with families and support people from the school division and community services. If parents ever have questions or concerns about their child’s learning or development, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.