Phone: (704) 260-6050
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Larisa Edwards
Welcome to my webpage! I am looking forward to a great 2021-2022 school year!
This is my 7th year at A.T. Allen as a K-5 EC Structured Learning Teacher. My husband, daughter and I moved to this area in 2013 and have since added 2 dogs and a guinea pig to our family. My previous teaching experiences include: student teacher prior to graduating from ECU, lead teacher at a residential medical facility, Psychoeducational Specialist at UNC TEACCH Autism Program, and EC teacher in Rowan County Public Schools. When I am not teaching, you will typically find me at the beach and/or spending time with my family.
We are also lucky to have 2 amazing teaching assistants, Mrs. Alisha Boswell and Mrs. Gina Beaver. Our team approach to learning makes each day different, exciting, and fun!! We believe very strongly that an inclusive education is valuable for all kids. We spend time in the regular education setting with our same age peers to build friendships, practice goals and generalize our communication skills. We use many programs/strategies to make sure that each student reaches their full potential including: UNIQUE Learning Systems, Structured TEACCHing, Early Literacy Skills Builder, Letterland, LLi, Edmark, TouchMath, and Story Based Lessons. We adapt materials as needed to help all students progress towards mastery of their individual goals and the Extended Content Standards.
Our main goal is to encourage independence in a nurturing and loving environment. I am happy to be part of the A. T. Allen family and work with such a great group of students, parents and staff!
8:00 Morning Routine (Arrival & Bathroom & Breakfast)
8:15 Math, Reading & Writing IEP Goal Rotation
9:45 Independent Work & Sensory Break
10:05 Morning Meeting (Calendar Math and Current Events)
12:00 UNIQUE, Story Based Lesson & Word Work (M-Speech Group) OR Lunch
12:30 ELSB Reading & UNIQUE Math Rotation (W-APE)
1:30 Core Word Reading
2:00 CONNECT OR ELSB Reading