About Mrs. Dimmer
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     I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Elementary Education and an endorsement in Special Education (cognitive impairment) in December 2001.  My minor is an endorsement in Art Education, which comes in handy when developing creative, hands-on tasks for students.  I received my master’s degree in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College in 2006.  I am a Livonia native; my many wonderful experiences as a student here in the Livonia Schools helped me to appreciate the teaching profession and eventually pursue my career in education.  You can imagine how pleased I am to be teaching in the very place that sparked my interest in the field.  For the last thirteen years I have taught grades first through sixth in the Special Education Center program.  I am excited to now be supporting students and teachers as the Team Leader here at Johnson.
As team leader it will be my role to provide behavioral, academic, and social skill support to the students and to provide a safe place for them to receive instructional support, take breaks or have a quiet moment to relax in order to be successful in their classroom setting.
     My husband Matt and I love to travel and explore new places (especially in the Upper Peninsula); and have been able to cross a few spots off our long list of vacation destinations.  We have two beautiful children; a daughter named Lucy who is seven and is starting second grade this year and a son Jake who is four; they are the center of our world.  Becoming a mother has opened my eyes and my heart to so many things including the amazing opportunity I have as a teacher to give my students the care and devotion I would hope my own child would receive at school. I look forward to getting to know you and working together to make this a year filled with learning and adventure.