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Staff Spotlights

carolyn levitan and husband at dining room table

FAST FACTS:

  • I'm an Occupational Therapist (OT) at LPS and teach students in all grades. I use real life and simulated activities to teach executive functioning, fine motor, visual motor, and visual perceptual skills. The students work on their executive functioning skills through multi-step activities (like planning and cooking in the kitchen). I also work with students in preparing for post high school.

  • I have been an OT for 38 years. This is my 2nd year at LPS, and my 21st year teaching. In my years teaching in schools I have worked with students ranging in age from 3 to 22. Prior to teaching in schools I worked in hospitals and rehabilitation centers.

  • I have 3 smart, funny, and caring daughters ages 23-32.  I love baking, entertaining, and reading a good book on the beach. I grew up on Long Island and moved to Massachusetts when I graduated college. I now live in Needham.

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michelle clinton high school reading teacher portrait in front of purple flowers

For June's Staff Spotlight, we are excited to get to know Michelle Clinton, our High School Reading Tutor.

What were you like as a student?

As a student in grade school, high school, college, and graduate school, I was quiet but hardworking. I did not learn quickly or easily.  I was responsible and had a really good work ethic though and spent a lot of time after school and courses completing my homework and studying.  My commitment and perseverance resulted in good grades and perfect attendance awards, even an award for perfect attendance in college (haha).  I was very fortunate to have friends and family to help push and support me all along the way.

Where were you before LPS?

Before I came to LPS 22 years ago, I worked as a teacher assistant in an elementary Cross Age Program in the Hudson Public Schools. I worked alongside three very experienced teachers and learned a lot through observation of their very different but effective teaching styles.  Additionally, I worked as an assistant teacher in a Montessori School in Framingham for some time. I was curious to learn about and see various methods of teaching in place firsthand before venturing out on my own.   

What is your favorite part of being an educator?

My most favorite part of being an educator is

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