Ms. Annita Lay

Special Education



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About the Teacher/Welcome Msg

Dear Families,

Thank you for allowing me to be part of your child’s learning process. I look forward to working with your child as their special education teacher in either the self-contain setting, resource setting, inclusion classroom, or academic assistance setting.

My name is Annita Lay and I have fifteen years teaching experience working with Cincinnati Public Schools in the State of Ohio, Wentzville School District in the State of Missouri, Catholic School for the Archdiocese of St. Louis Missouri and going on my fifth year with Desoto County School District. My husband and I have been married for 33 years and he is blessed.  We have four adult children, Christina, Gera, Alleah, and Antonio; and four grandchildren, Reign, Zavier, August, and Sire. I received my Masters in Elementary Special Education from Xavier University. My goal as a special education teacher is to assist a students’ growth by teaching strategies and techniques to increase the success rate of each student. My classroom is a democratic learning environment that allows the student to actively participate in the decision making process; when appropriate.

My goal is to facilitate information to our learning community while encouraging the students to develop and explore their own ideas of learning. We will develop a community that centers on respect, accountability, and life-long learning. We will work on achieving progress on each child’s IEP goals as well as our community goals we will establish on our first class day together. I will concentrate on self esteem building as well as working on the student‘s “I can do it” belief.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.



Resource Setting

I will be teaching your child resource Mathematics, or Reading, and or Writing. We will focus on the IEP goals that were established by the IEP team at the last annual meeting. Each quarter I will send home within the report card a copy of the student’s goals and progress percentage. I take for these goals several times a week in order to achieve an accurate measure of their abilities. Your child will need to be prepared with their planner, notebook, folder and pencil.

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