Katie Nieves is a special education ELA teacher at Sparta Middle School in Sparta Township, New Jersey. She works in both the resource room and in-class support classrooms. She runs a paperless classroom, using technology to empower her students. She also implemented a variation of the flipped classroom model specifically designed for the needs of special education students.
Katie is an advocate of differentiation, student choice, and student empowerment in learning. She strives to bring more awareness of teaching special education students and provide more professional development opportunities to teachers of those students.
She has presented about Google and technology in the classroom at a variety of conferences, including ISTE and AMLE. She believes in providing differentiated and hands-on PD opportunities to meet the needs and interets of all participants.