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Mr. Franklin Burns is a special education teacher with a combined 8 years of teaching between Klein ISD where he was a substitute teacher and a teacher in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD. Mr. Burns' competencies include special populations, curriculum modification, and behavior interventions.

As a special education student himself in high school, Mr. Burns was placed in many programs that did not address his strengths in his learning modalities, which motivated him to become a special education teacher to innovate how special education is taught.

As an educator, Mr. Burns has assisted to develop and create a Life Skills curriculum that consisted of improving and modifying math and reading programs that were used in the classroom. In addition, Mr. Burns has provided many opportunities with technology in the classroom using assistive technology devices (AAC-augmentative and alternative communication devices) in the areas of writing, reading and enhancing communication as well as using the computer for teaching content areas.

Mr. Burns has taught in the Life Skills classroom for students with mild to severe disabilities from grades Kindergarten through 5th grade as well as having taught in the general education classroom in a co-teach/in class support model for 2nd and 5th graders.

Mr. Burns has helped facilitate and assist in organizing staff development for teachers in the Life Skills classrooms as well as mentoring new Life Skills teachers by assisting them in creating activities for their students and providing general education teachers with collaborative efforts to incorporate special populations in the general education classroom for social and pragmatic skills.

In 2010, Mr. Burns founded the Special Education First: Tutoring and Advocacy Services. Mr. Burns provides tutoring services for diverse learning populations and provides in home training for parents to help assist them with their childs academics and behavior challenges. Mr. Burns advocacy services assist parents in reviewing their childs individual education plans (IEPs) and prepare them for their childs ARDs.

During his spare time, Mr. Burns volunteers at Spirit Acres Farm Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation where he assists with rehabilitating neglected and abused horses for potential re-adoption.

Mr. Burns has his Masters Degree in Special Education.
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