Resource Room

 

Meet Mrs. Kangas


Tell me about yourself.

I received my bachelors from the University of Southern Maine in Social Work.  I spent much of my career working with children and families ages birth-21 with special needs as a strengths based social worker.  In 2016 I enrolled in the graduate program at the University of Maine to pursue a Master’s degree in Special Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education.  I am currently working on my graduate action research project and anticipate graduating this spring. 

 

When I am not teaching, I can be found spending time with my amazing husband and two wonderful daughters. We enjoy taking in the beauty of the outdoors and can be found outside the majority of the summer.

 

Why do you like teaching in the Resource Room?

I love working with a diverse range of students and watching them grow over many years.  I prefer working in small group settings and finding ways to make content interesting, meaningful, and accessible to all of my students.  Every student challenges my creativity and encourages me to think outside the box.

 

What are your favorite student units?

I love teaching any unit in which the instruction can occur through play or exploration!

 

What is your plan for parent contact?

I welcome and encourage parent contact!  Please email me at akangas@rsu13.org or call me at Thomaston Grammar School at 354-6353.

 

What are your homework guidelines?

I have no general homework guidelines, but feel it is important to expose children to as much literature and real-life math as possible.