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by Barb McLaughlin

September 05, 2012

     My name is Barb McLaughlin and I am a resource teacher at Chebanse Elementary. I have taught students with special needs for 27 years. I have also taught kindergarten and first grade for four years, and did substitute teaching in K-5th for 9 years.

I received dual bachelors degrees from Eastern Illinois University and a master's degree from Olivet Nazarene University. 

My passion is children and helping them to be the best they can be: not only academically, but physically, socially, and emotionally as well. I believe in creating successful experiences for a child in order to foster self-confidence which, in turn, leads to greater success. This is done by discovering a child's preferred style of learning, strengths, and preferences among the multiple intelligences, then building educational experiences upon these.

As a resource teacher, I work closely with a child's homeroom teacher and the entire IEP team guiding the progress of IEP goals and objectives. I believe in the power of good communication and teamwork in order to help a child be the best he/she can be.

I can be reached at bmclaughlin@cusd4.org, or by contacting the school at 815 697-2642. After school hours I may be contacted at home at 815 421-0011. Please feel free to contact me.

"If you treat children as they are, they will remain as they are. If you treat children for what they could be, they will become what they can be."    ~ unknown



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