Lauralyn W. Kontis

Lauralyn Kontis
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Lauralyn W. Kontis' Biography

Type Of Business:
School district
Marketing Area:
Special education
Major Product/SVS:
Reading; Knitting; Camping with her family; Traveling
Education Degrees:
Master's Degree in Special Education, California State University, Bakersfield, CA (2007)
Affiliations Awards:
National Association of Special Education Teachers
Place of Birth:
Rockville Centre
Children's Names:
Madeyn, Luke, Jeffrey
Work History:
Severely Handicapped Special Day Class Teacher, Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey, CA (1999-2001); First-Grade Teacher, Eastside Union School District, Lancaster, CA (1985-1987)
Spouse's Name:
American Red Cross; Habitat for Humanity
Number Of Years In Profession:
Number Of Years In Current Position:
What Does He/She Attribute Success To:
She attributes her success to the support she received from her mentors and other special education professionals.
Why did you become involved in your profession or industry?:
She became involved in her profession after attending a conference on special education to gather more information on special needs for her children.
Extended Bio Profile:
Ms. Kontis previously worked as an elementary school teacher.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Teaching students with autism, negative behavior and mental health issues; Planning the curriculum and daily lessons; Ensuring that social, physical and medical needs of the students are met, including tube and hand feeding, toilet training and daily language skills to promote independence as they segue into adulthood; Supervising teacher aides; Interacting with parents; Writing individualized education programs; Teaching students how to act appropriately
Education Certifications:
Severely Handicapped Teaching Credential, State of California (2007); Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, State of California (1985)
Where Will You Be In 5 Years:
In five years, Ms. Kontis hopes to broaden her knowledge and mentor other teachers.
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