Angelina Strum M.Ed. M.A. NBCT

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Rob Sidell wrote:
9 years 49 weeks ago

Welcome Aboard:-)
Your background and education and that spectacular smile make you a great resource.
Deb, Mike and I look forward to your contributions.
Full speed ahead!

9 years 49 weeks ago

Welcome Angelina,

I'm so glad you have become a part of the Autism One Community! For parents that may need assistance or information in the Special Education Department, Angelina will be able to properly assist you with understanding and implementing effective strategies for learning. I have seen her work in action, and I have so much respect for her knowledge and her teaching ability. Thank you for stepping up to the plate once again you truly are a winner!

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Member Since August 8, 2009

About Me

Name
Angelina Strum
Age
41 years
Location
Shorewood, IL
About Me
Relationship Status: 
Married
Here For: 
Networking
Friends
Hometown: 
Peoria, IL
Children: 
yes...my child is the best gift from God that I have received.
Education: 
Graduate Degrees in Special Education, School Administration, and National Board Certification
School: 
Illinois State University, National-Louis University, and Concordia University
Occupation: 
Special Education Teacher for Students with Autism CCSD #93
A Little About Me: 

I received my Bachelors Degree in Special Education from Illinois State University in 2000 and my first Masters Degree in Special Education from National-Louis University in June 2006. I received a second Masters Degree in School Leadership/Administration from Concordia University in 2007 and National Board Certification for Special Education K-21 in 2008. I taught in Peoria Public School District 150 from 2000-2002 and am presently employed by Community Consolidated School District 93 where I have taught since 2002 in the self-contained classroom for students with autism ages K-4. I work mostly with children who have moderate to severe ASD with significant communication, sensory, and social deficits....however learning still takes place even in the general education enviornment :-) !

In my years of experience I have worked with students ranging from early childhood to middle school age. I have attended numerous trainings on ASD and have vast experience in the following areas: Visual communication strategies, PECS, TEACCH, structured classrooms, Discrete Trial, ABA Therapy, functional behavior analysis, and behavior intervention/modification programing. I also has participated in sensory integration trainings and use a sensory-based approach with students in her classroom. I also have experience with public speaking and facilitating trainings on autism for parents and educators as well as providing in-home consultations and support for parents.

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If u always follow the majority then you will end up like the majority which is no better than u were yesterday if not worse. Dare to think differently and strive to do better. Life can be the shortest or longest thing you ever do so live in the now, but plan carefully for tommorrow....and don't forget to pray!!!

Why I am a Part of the AutismOne Community: 

It takes a village to raise a child, but it takes alot more to raise a child with autism. I want to be a part of the solution and a viable resource for parents and educators.

What I am Here For: 
To provide support and knowledge to parents and educators in any way I can.
Autism Help / Accomplishments: 

I am a member of the Autism Connection a team of professional women who provided parent and professional workshops. These workshop were designed to provide parents, educators, and health care professionals with information on the specialization of a team approach in helping children on the Autism Spectrum. Participants will have hands on opportunity to become familiar with the roles of each discipline and the theory of sensory integration. Exploring current treatment techniques, and strategies that can be incorporated into the home and classroom environments.

I am also an Independent Distributor for Shaklee Nutritional Products. Shaklee is the #1 nutritional company in the United States and they are the top rated "Green" company. Our mission at Shaklee is to provide a healthier life for everyone and a better life for anyone. We do it by making natural products that are so exceptional, you just have to tell your friends. When you pick Shaklee, you will know three things to be true. It is always safe. It always works. And it is always green. Shaklee has nutritional supplements that are all natural and gluten free, and exceptional cleaning products that are non-toxic, safe for your home, and safe for the environment. All products are 100% gauranteed! For more information visit www.strumfamilywellness.myshaklee.com

My Daily Motivations: 

My faith, my family, and my constent desire to be better than I was yesterday.

Help to Give: 

Expertise with classroom and home strategies for ASD

-structured teaching methods
-structured work systems
-best practices for sucessful inclusion
-incorporting visual tools into the school and home environment for education and communication
-functional communication tools
-PECS
-behavior management (FBA and BIP)
-positive behavior systems
-establishing positive routines for home and school
-assistance with IEP process
-YOGA in the classroom setting
-Discrete Trial
-Life skills
-Social skills (teaching a child with autism how to play using social scripts/play scripts)
-Social stories

Activities: 
God, family, always looking forward to the weekends, fitness, traveling, hanging with good friends, autism awarness and disability advocacy, special education and the law, public speaking.
Quotes: 
"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change and the courage to change the things that I can and the wisdom to know the difference." "If sense were common everyone would have some!" "Don't be jealous or complain, just work harder!" "Sometimes you have to go to the bottom before you can reach the top." "If you're not going to do it right, don't do it at all!" "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." MLK
Music: 
I have a wide interest when it comes to musical taste. If it sounds good I will listen to it. I love lisenting to anything 70's and I am a diehard 80's child. My favorite bands include Areosmith, Metallica, and Led Zepllin and I love all kinds of Rap and R&B music. Not a big fan of Cold Play type bands or the Beatles and I really don't get U2.
TV Shows: 
I am a VH1 and MTV reality show fanatic. I am also addicted to People's Court, Judge Mathis, and Judge Joe Brown. I love watching Nickalodeon and cartoons because it helps to keep me sane and I can better relate to my students! Greys Anatomy, The Practice, Nip/Tuck, House, and Bones are a few other shows on TiVo.
Movies: 
Too many to choose from...The Color Purple, Rain Man, Shawshank Redemption, A Christmas Story, Juno, Napoleon Dynamite, 40 Year Old Virgin, Little Miss Sunshine, Blood Diamond, The Other Sister, Dreamgirls, and Blow just to name a few.
Inspirational Spots: 
When There's No One Else But God www.muchfaith.com
Personal Heroes: 
My students and thier parents