Empowering students with language-based learning differences
Kanika Staten, middle and high school science teacher, has been an educator for 11+ years. She was an Inclusion Special Education teacher for the last two years, before coming to The Siena School. Before working as a special education teacher in the Baltimore County public school system, Kanika gave speeches and presented in forums on Diversity and Inclusion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church. As a science teacher with the Emerging Scholars program, she designed and implemented a project-based science curriculum that taught complex high school topics to upper elementary school students. As a testing proctor, Kanika administered The Middle-Level SSAT, with approved testing accommodations. She worked with members of the Orthodox Jewish community to evaluate students for learning disabilities, develop strategies for students remaining in their community schools, and help students transitioning from orthodox private schools to a local public school that could service their IEP. Kanika holds a B.A. in Sociology from Goucher College and an M.Ed. in Special Education from the University of Maryland.