Kim Coppola, M.Ed
I have been teaching students with disabilities for ten years. For the past seven years, I have taught students with autism spectrum disorder. In 1988, I received my undergraduate degree in Special Education from the University of West Florida and recently received a Master's degree in Varying Exceptionalities with an emphasis in Autism from the University of Central Florida. Currently, I am working as an autism resource teacher at Thornebrooke Elementary. I spend my summers working at a special needs summer camp called Camp LeeMar in Lackawaxen, Pennsylvania. This past summer was my 8th summer providing social skill and academic instruction to campers ages 6 to 23 with varying exceptionalities. Teaching individuals with autism is my passion. My special interests include social skill instruction and reading instruction for individuals with high functioning autism and asperger syndrome. I believes that all children can learn and high expectations are important.