Hey there! My name is Alex Larson and I am so excited to be teaching collaborative special education at JVE. I am originally from Birmingham, AL and have recently moved to Huntsville to start my teaching career. I grew up coming to Huntsville often, as my mother grew up here and my grandmother still lives in the area. I have a golden-doodle that is my fur baby! I love spending time with her playing fetch and going for walks, dancing, exercising, and spending time with friends and family. I have had a passion for teaching, particularly for students that need some extra support, for as long as I can remember. I want to collaborate with my students and their parents/guardians through the school year to provide our students with the best possible support to encourage learning, growth, and independence. My motto for my teaching is: All students. All abilities. All possible.
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences- University of Alabama
Master of Science in K-12 Collaborative Special Education- Samford University
ALSDE- Class A Collaborative Special Education, K-6
I completed nearly two years of occupational therapy school with the intention of working with children with developmental, cognitive, and/or other disabilities. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to change my career path to special education to fulfill my purpose- teaching. Much of what I learned in occupational therapy school serves me daily as a special education teacher. I am equipped to teach functional skills and promote independence both within an academic setting and otherwise. I have training that allows me to properly implement activities of daily living intervention into my teaching. This allows me to create a fully holistic, student-centered learning environment where we prepare to meet rigorous academic standards, but also prepare for the "real world" and foster independence.