“There is no typical day in my classroom,” says Teach For America alum Jenny Bard. “We are always exploring the world around us through the lens of autism.”
Ms. Bard exclusively teaches students with autism at Kamiakin High School in Kennewick, Washington. Her goal is to offer her students as much access to general education content as possible.
“I consider my job to make school a fun and engaging place for them to be—and to help them adjust to their environment as best they can,” Ms. Bard says. “Many of my students have sensory sensitivity and need access to assistive technology to make the vision of an inclusive education a reality.”