My name is Jill Vieira and I am a Special Education teacher at East Boston High School. I currently teach English in the OSDC (Occupational Skills Development Center) program. I have been teaching for 13 years and this is my 7th year at East Boston High School. I have a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Stonehill College. I have a Master's Degree in Moderate Disabilities from Salem State College. I have professional licensure in Early Childhood and Moderate Disabilities pre-K-6 and 5-12. I am currently pursuing a C.A.G.S. degree in Educational Leadership from Salem State University.
Being in the field of Special Education can be very challenging. However, I believe that the rewards outweigh the challenges. The students that I work with have many academic as well as social limitations and obstacles to overcome in order to learn effectively. I am amazed that although I am their teacher, they have also taught me a great deal about life and overcoming challenges. My number one priority is the well-being of my students. My goals are to make sure that each student is learning to his or her fullest potential. I also want to make sure that they are all motivated to learn and are happy doing so.