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Waters, Merrielee

Merrielee Waters

Merrielee Waters

This is my 18th year working actively as an exceptional education teacher. Currently I hold a B.S. in Special Education from North Carolina A&T State University, and a M.Ed. in Exceptional Education with a concentration in Learning Disabilities from the College of Charleston. I am a native of Mount Pleasant and graduate of Wando High School. My family here is extensive and I truly have a vested interest in the success of our children and the community at large. It is my goal to work collaboratively with my fellow coworkers and the community to ensure positive outcomes for you and our learners.

Contact Info:  881-8200 x24040
Email: Merrielee_Waters@charleston.k12.sc.us
Planning: 11:47-1:57 (Daily)
Office Hours: T, TH (8:00-8:25 & 3:40-4:00)
or by appointment
Room: B125

Classes/Courses Taught:

   English Language Arts 2:
Students given instruction in various areas involved in reading, written expression, comprehension utilizing a research based program. Lessons are taught through the use of the various modes of learning (listening, visual, tactile). Information learned is applied to practical, and  real life applications as part of the transition through high school and beyond. All lessons are aligned with core standards and IEP goals. The goal of the class is to increase the knowledge base of every learner in preparation for higher order learning skills.

Mathematics 2:
Class begins with basic math skills and progresses to various areas such as fractions, exponents, graphing, geometry, and pre-algebra utilizing a research based program. Students also have the opportunity to practice practical real life skills involved in areas such as calculating rate of pay, and interest rates. The goal of the class is to give the learner a foundation in math the would allow him or her to be successful in real life situations such as in the community or workplace.

Career Awareness 2:
Students have the opportunity to become familiar with the expectations/requirements related to the world of work that he or she will encounter as a part of their transition from high school. Also, students will explore his or her individual interest or career goal. Exploration of  job related skills that relate to computer technology, business marketing, processing/production, construction/industrial, consumer services, and business/marketing will be done in a lab setting. Additonally, students will have the opportunity to experience or be exposed to various resources out in the community through field trips, shadowing, and volunteer opportunities. They will learn how to fill out various forms and job applications online and on paper, create resumes and cover letters. Everything within this class involves handson reallife applications. 

Science 2:
Students will become involved in lessons that cover areas related to various areas of science. Topics covered include home, work, and recreational safety. Also, students will cover units related to life, earth, physical science, and health related issues. Lessons will include hands-on and interactive activites to help keep students engaged and actively involved in lessons. 

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