Empowering students with language-based learning differences
Beth Fabijanic, humanities department chair and middle school English teacher, has been teaching language arts across grade levels at Siena for eleven years. Ms. Fabijanic holds an M.Ed. in Elementary Education from DePaul University and a B.A. in Drama Studies, cum laude, from Northwestern University, where she fostered a specific skill set in the use of drama education to enhance students' literacy skills. In addition to training in multisensory instruction, she has pursued training in arts integration, child and teen yoga, and social-emotional learning. She recently partnered with Siena's Marian Carpenter to write an article on multisensory techniques for teaching writing to students with learning differences, which was published in the Spring 2018 edition of Independent Teacher, published by The National Association of Independent Schools. In 2019, she presented on Siena's transition traditions at the AMLE conference, and she'll again be presenting at AMLE in Fall 2022.
Why I Teach At Siena: because every day I see our students gaining confidence, and my colleagues inspire and support each other to excel at our mission.