BA, Exceptional Student Education, Southeastern University
MEd, Exceptional Student Education, Southeastern University
Katlyn Elliott graduated from Southeastern University in March of 2015 with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Education in Exceptional Student Education. At that time, Katlyn went to work as a VE teacher at Knights Elementary and continued her passion of working with exceptional students. She received the 2016/2017 Teacher of the Year Nomination and was chosen as the winner for the Council of Exceptional Educators Inclusionary Team of the Year.
She taught a brand-new classroom when she began working at Pathways to meet the needs of the growing school. Working with students who have various needs continually assists Katlyn in understanding and implementing a whole-child teaching approach. Students must have their needs met “as a whole” across all areas (social/emotional, spiritual, academic skills, and independent functioning skills) before they are able to adequately learn the life skills God has for them. Setting fair and achievable goals is an important aspect of education to Mrs. Elliott.
Katlyn’s experiences inspired her to continue her education and she is on track to graduate with her doctorate in Educational Leadership in May of 2019. Her experiences of various grade levels, populations, and environments have better equipped her to understand and embrace various circumstances that must be considered in order for all students to learn.