Sometimes learning leads to exciting unexpected opportunities! Alexis Shughart graduated in May 2020, earning dual teacher certifications in special education and early childhood education. Alexis worked as an Habilitation Specialist for United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), supporting clients in goal achievement. When the COVID-19 pandemic forced virtual learning, Alexis designed a visual schedule to prompt her client in steps of using the microwave for heating up food, with specific focus on safety and concepts of time. Alexis taught one of her clients personal finance and cooking safety toward his goal of transitioning to
After graduation, Alexis worked as an Extended School Year Teacher for the Merakey School in Carlisle. Then in fall, Alexis began her full-time teaching career as a Third Grade Teacher at Foose Elementary School in the Harrisburg School District.
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