D-PREP Student Support Teachers

D-PREP Teacher for 2022-2023 - Ms. Melanie (MJ) Gavan

Ms. Melanie (MJ) Gavan

Student Support Team Leader

Post-Graduate Certificate Education
~ California State University, USA

Master of Education, Autism and Applied Behavioral Analysis
~ Endicott College, USA

Master of Education, Moderate Disabilities (Pre-K – Grade 8) & Elementary Education (Grades 1-6)
~ Lesley University, USA

Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Minor in Educational Studies
~ Salem State College, USA

Every student deserves the right to receive a high-quality and rigorous education. Children with exceptionalities are no exception to this rule. It is my responsibility to ensure that all students that attend D-PREP have equal access to an education that will help them to become the most independent, functional, and academically competent they can be.

I will provide intervention services when needed, for academics and behavioral support, training to staff, and help teachers differentiate their day-to-day teaching in order to ensure that each student is learning to their highest potential.

D-PREP Teacher for 2022-2023 - Ms. Anika Kumar

Ms. Anika Kumar

Student Support (ELL) Teacher

International Postgraduate Certificate in Education (iPGCE)
~ University of East London, United Kingdom

Bachelor’s in Business Economics
~ Assumption University, Thailand

I believe that every student is unique. Having a safe and positive learning environment enhances engagement, creativity, self-confidence, and communication– carving the path to success and growth.

D-PREP Teacher for 2022-2023 - Ms. Jonalou Tepatipya

Ms. Jonalou Tepatipya

Student Support Teacher

Master in Management in Educational Management (In Progress)
~ Philippine Christian University, Philippines

Bachelor of Secondary Education
~ University of Perpetual Help, Philippines

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science
~ Cavite State University, Philippines

My goals and aspirations as a teacher are to use my knowledge to expose my students to modes of critical thinking, encouraging them to analyze, apply, synthesize, evaluate and filter everything they learn, read and hear.

D-PREP Teacher for 2022-2023 - Ms. Sittie Galawan

Ms. Sittie Galawan

Student Support Teacher

Bachelor of Science in Education, Major in English
~ Mindanao State University, Philippines

I aim to provide quality learning through focusing on the importance of socio-emotional development and well being of the student.

D-PREP Teacher for 2022-2023 - Ms. Ying Ying (Wawa) Lee

Ms. Ying Ying (Wawa) Lee

School Psychologist

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology (Currently Studying)
~ Assumption University, Thailand

Master of Science in Mental Health
~ European Global School, France

Bachelor of Business and Management
~ Northumbria University, United Kingdom

My goal and aspiration lead to where I am here is to share with the children to be aware that “there is no right and no wrong we are our own unique self.” Express and celebrate our own uniqueness.

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