Ms. Denise Chadwick’s Journey to OMHS

Ms. Chadwick is a teacher who helps students with disabilities and teaches English. She went to Oakland Mills High school, danced for 4 years in dance company, and played for the OM soccer team. She went to the University of Arizona for undergraduate and studied speech, language, and hearing. She then went to Canyon University and got a Master’s degree in special education and also studied deaf study.

She loves seeing kids improve from the start of the school year to the end. She loves it when students focus on the work and when they are smarter than they were at the start of the school year. Ms. Denise Chadwick loves to engage with kids and have conversations with them. She is very caring and extremely nice to people around her surroundings and environment.

Her goal is to help students become independent, which is why she works at the Academic Life Skills Program. She also wants to fall in love with teaching. The Academic Life Skills program focuses a lot on their kids being independent after high school, which is why she works at the Academic Life Skill Program, because it focuses a lot on their kids being independent after high school.

She worked as a substitute for 2018-2019 year and the 2022-2023 school year has been her first time back. She says that teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic was hard, but thankfully things have gotten better. Before Oakland Mills High School she worked at Sunnyside High school in Arizona and Monarch Academy in Anne Arundel County.

Ms. Chadwick’s mom works at Oakland Mills teaching ESOL as a peer educator teaching students English. While Mrs. Chadwick was growing up, she wanted to be a speech therapist. She plans on being an advocate with students with disabilities when she is done teaching. She watches Netflix, she loves Gray’s Anatomy, along with coaching synchronized swimming. She says that she loves swimming and that she loves coaching so it is one of her favorite hobbies.

Ms. Chadwick is a caring teacher who loves to help kids with disabilities and is extremely excited about the new school year.

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