Welcome Families to the 2018/2019 school year!
My name is Clara McKinney. This will be my fourth year teaching, with Lyons. I previously worked with LADSE, in their preschool Communication Development program. This school year I am working with our Communication Development for second and third-grade class. We have a wonderful Communication team that includes, Rachel Doherty for speech, Bridget Kernan for occupational therapy, Melissa Moreno for physical therapy, Sally Cheeseman for social work, and a new team member Jeffrey McManus also for social work.
Our goal as the Communication Development team is to increase student academic growth and independence. During the school year, the team focuses on our students' individual goals and work to create supports for their individual needs. We work to achieve this through small group instruction as well as one to one instruction.
I am looking forward to a wonderful school year!