I joined the North Star team in the schools second year. North Star is the place to be! This will be my 8th year as a Gator. Prior to North Star I taught in the Functional Community Reference Curriculum for 9 years at Goodrich Middle School. My first three years of teaching were at the elementary level. My decision to enter the special education field was based on my belief that all students can learn and be productive members in our community. One of the pieces of functional curriculum I enjoy the most is teaching students actual ‘hands on’ skills that they will use as adults at jobs or vocational sites.