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Hi! My Name is Michelle Klimm. Welcome to my online teaching portfolio. I am currently a special education teacher at Hawthorne Country Day School in Hawthorne, NY.


In my classroom, it is important to realize the educational and emotional needs of my students- to focus on the whole child. I strive to push students to achieve and surpass their personal goals, and to work with their parents and families to ensure lifelong educational and social emotional success. I work to foster a classroom environment in which students feel safe, free from judgement, and have respect for themselves, their teachers, and their peers.

“Every child deserves a champion- an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”

-Rita Pierson