Kelly Rauchman, SPEN 1/2/3 Room 124
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Kelly Rauchman
I started my educational career at Minnesota State Mankato then transferred to the University of Minnesota where I graduated with my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education. After graduation I transferred to Augsburg College where I am working on my Masters Degree in Special Education. 

When I'm not at Augsburg or Whittier I'm hanging out with my son and husband or our family and friends. I love to be outside! I'm also a hockey fan. Go Wild! I also love playing volleyball and going swimming in the summer! I'm also a huge Dr. Suess Fan! I also love reading picture books. Nancy Carlson, Dr. Suess, and Eric Carle are some of my favorite authors. I'm also a huge Harry Potter fan! I hope to visit Hogwarts someday! 

One of Dr. Suess' quotes that I love is "The more that you read, the more that you will know. The more that you learn, the more places that you will go." Dr. Suess 

I'm looking forward to see the scholars grow through the year both academically and socially. I love to see them come in shy the first couple weeks of school then grow into the smart and creative scholars that they are born to be. I'm excited to apart of the Whittier team this year and look forward to a wonderful and exciting year!
 
Please feel free to contact me at kelly.rauchman@mpls.k12.mn.us 
 
Primary Spen 
Our classroom has the support of 2 Special Education Assistants who help small groups or individuals with academic work and also help redirect and reteach behavior as needed.  Our students also receive  support services from Speech or Occupational Therapy according to their individual education plans. 
 
Social Skills Instruction 
Primary grades students require adult support to learn how to navigate the social situations they face each day in the classroom, on the bus and on the playground.  Our classroom uses the Second Step social skills curriculum to help develop these skills in our students.  In addition, students are given positive attention, in the form of praise, adult attention, bonus points and small prizes when they exhibit the expected behaviors in various school settings.