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  • Terry Ballan

    Instructional Support Teacher

    After a 35 year teaching career in New York Pennsylvania, and Connecticut, I moved to North Carolina to retire. As you may imagine, the best laid plans do not always come to fruition. Quite by chance, I found a small school not far from my home that puts into practice a methodology I was taught in graduation school, which has become a way of life for me. The coincidence was a delightful surprise and I call I was compelled to oblige.

    I am a professional educator with expertise in K-12 and postsecondary education. I am certified in two states as a special education teacher with experiences in the general education classroom as well as serving on committees, community outreach, and composing curriculum to meet the standards.

    My role at ACA is unique. I am part of the instructional support team tasked with rolling out Brainspring’s Phonics First. This is an Orton Gillingham based method of teaching reading with a variety of kinesthetic, tactile, visual, and auditory activities. Additionally, the instructional support team works directly with students and their teachers to discover the best methods and practices for individual learners across all subjects. This is an exciting year as we embrace best practices for all our children.