Phone: 803 641-2690
Degrees and Certifications:
Community Health Education Special Education (Multi-Cat) School Counseling (K-12)
Hello! My name is Cynthia Kenner, and I'm excited about teaching another year at North Aiken Elementary as a Special Education Teacher. I've earned a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Community Health Education from The City University of New York- York College in 1998. I've then attended Touro College in Brooklyn, NY to further my education and earned my initial Master's Degree in Special Education. I've chosen Special Education as a path of study because I'm very passionate about educating and providing support to individuals with disabilities and encouraging them to excel to their fullest potential. In 2004, I became a graduate of Alfred University, Alfred NY, earning an additional Master's Degree in School Counseling. I've chosen counseling as a second path of study simply because counseling along with the use of Social Emotional Learning are key foundations in helping children and adults aquire and effictively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and mange emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships. It also promotes positive school cultures and enhance students' intrapersonal , interpersonal and cognitive competemce. I have experience with Behavior Management through being the Lead Teacher of both Middle and High Alternative Schools for over 12 years in NYC. Throughout my years in education I've taught Adult Education/GED Prep, High School Sciences and World History, Middle School Physical Science and Biology, Elementary school K-5 as well as instructing medically fragile students as a Home Instruction Teacher throughout the City of New York. In my downtime, I enjoy writing poetry, cycling, singing, dancing and playing soccer and volleyball with my three daughters. My daughters and I enjoy long walks and conversation during the evenings with the elders in my family. I'm excited about another year of engaing my students in Individualized Learning Strategies, Mindfulness, Social Emotional Learning so that upon completion of their early educational journey they will become productive citizens of their communities.
"The future of the world is in my classroom today." - Ivan Welton Fitzwater
"When you know better, you do better." - Maya Angelou