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Subjects Taught
Special education



 I began my journey to become a special education teacher at the University of Costa Rica in 1985. I was given the opportunity to study abroad and went to Arizona State University, but shortly after I decided to transfer to the University of South Alabama. I graduated in 1991 with my first degree in Special Education; and in 1994, completed my second degree and received an Alabama Teaching Certificate with endorsements in four areas of Special Education: MR, ED, LD, and MD. In May 2005, I completed a Master’s Degree and was the recipient of the “Cronis Award” for being the most outstanding student in the “Collaborative Teaching” program. In 2006-2007 was given the honor to become Breitling Elementary Teacher of the Year. In August 2015, I was admitted to a Pre-doctoral program at the University of South Alabama.


I started teaching in 1986 in San Jose, while attending the University of Costa Rica. Then in the early 1990’s, I followed my husband’s career in the U. S. Coast Guard to the Pacific Island of Guam, a territory of the United States in the Northern Mariana Islands and taught at an elementary school and learned to scuba dive. In 1996, my husband and I moved to Louisiana where I taught Middle School in Saint Tammany Parish. I returned to Alabama in 2001 and began working in the Mobile School System. I have also held a part time job as a professor the University of South Alabama in the College of Education in the Leadership and Teacher Education Department.



Career Goals: I am always trying to become a better teacher. I plan to explore different areas as I make progress in my doctoral program. I hope one day to use the experiences I have gained in the classroom to instruct teachers here in the United States and abroad.

Interest and Hobbies:

I volunteer in charity/mission work where I help school children in Mexico. I love to travel. I help my husband with historic furniture making demonstrations in a living history park, where I also had the opportunity to start learning blacksmith’s skills. I also enjoy gardening and learning to cook new recipes with the herbs and vegetables that I grow.

Community Involvement:

I am a member of the USA Alumni Association, the Council of Exceptional Children,  and the Mobile International Festival.


 I am married to Scott Wetter, a retired Lieutenant Commander of the United States Coast Guard, and the proud mother of two talented young ladies, Ariana and Alena.

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