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Carol Elk

Hello to Fellow Bloggers,

This is my first experience with blogging, an experience I felt would help move me into the 21st century. Because I prefer face to face interactions I have stayed away from this venue, however it is time to experience a new dimension. I have been an adjunct at Queen College since 2006 with the Department of Educational and Community Programs Special Education. I worked for the New York City Department of Education as a Committee on Special Education Chairperson, Special Education Supervisor, Regional Administrator of Special Education and a Special Education Coach for a Childrens First Network. I took a break from New York City schools in 2001 and was the Director of Special Education and Pupil Personal Services in Hicksville but returned a few years later to the New York City system. I am currently teaching classes in the Foundations of Special Education and another on Collaboration which includes strategies for Co-Teaching. I love working with children and with adult learners who want to work with children and make a difference in their lives.

I am hoping to share adjunct experiences with others and gain from your experiences as well. One of my concerns is that there is a disconnect for adjuncts since we are not on campus as much as full professors. I do not have frequent opportunity to share experiences, get advice or ask questions pertaining to the craft of helping adult learners accomplish their goals. Looking forward to spending time with you.

Looking forward to blogging.

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