Special Education Career – Why I Chose Watson

The Watson Institute aims to create a culture of support and inclusion at all of our special education schools. We understand that staff who feel supported can provide the highest quality special education to children with special needs.

Kaitlyn Gorniak, a special education teacher at the Education Center Sewickley recognized the importance of this culture when she made the career decision to stay at Watson.

“The support you receive as a teacher at Watson is incredible. Everyone here cares so much about the kids and celebrates their successes and advocates for their needs. The kids and the feeling of community among the staff are why I chose a career at Watson.” said Kaitlyn.

Kaitlyn’s students range in age from 6 to 10 years old and have various disabilities including neurological impairment, cerebral palsy and Cortical Visual Impairment.

Speech, occupational and physical therapists work with Kaitlyn and her team of special education instructional aides to help students work towards their educational goals. Kaitlyn’s classroom focuses on the development of life skills such as feeding, dressing and socialization.

“I always wanted to work with children with physical disabilities so this Is a really rewarding job and a great opportunity. I love these kids and our team here at Watson.” remarked Kaitlyn.

If you’re looking for a rewarding career in special education, visit Watson’s Careers page to see all of our available positions!