Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors Degree in Special Education-Deaf and Hard of Hearing Masters Degree in Curriculum & Instruciton-Early Childhood
Mrs. Ann Neville
I graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelor’s degree in special education in the area of deaf and hard of hearing in December of 1988. I started my teaching carrer in January of 1989. I then continued my education over the years and earned certificates/approvals in elementary education, learning disabilities, language arts, early childhood special education, and then I graduated with a master’s degree in early childhood education. Since then I have obtained my learning behavior specialist and English as a second language endorsements. I obtained a certificate in Listening and Spoken Language for children birth to 3 years old who are born with or are later found to have a hearing loss . The Listening and Spoken Lanuguage program involved 15 master level credits, seminars, and a week long internship learning about how to help families who have children with a hearing loss aged birth through three years old work with their child to develop language. I have taught children at all grade levels and abilities in the areas listed above. I have been an itinerant and a classroom teacher for students with a hearing loss, an early childhood blended classroom teacher, a classroom teacher for children who have autism, and in a self-contained early childhood special education classroom. I have been teaching at Brokaw Early Learning Center in an early childhood blended classroom since August of 2007 when its doors opened.
I have taught many students, worked with and learned from their families, and my own peers during my teaching career. I love learning from as well as teaching my students and their families. I also love learning from and collaborating with peers to meet the needs of the students we teach. Each year I look forward to my new students & families, the returning students, as well as the many experiences each new school year brings!