Tiffany James is coming to Sterling this year as a full time resource teacher. Ms. James is originally from WV, and attended Lee University in Cleveland, TN, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. Ms. James spent several years working with children in a variety of settings including a psychiatric facility for adolescents, the Tennessee juvenile court system, and community based mental health services in a middle school. She then attended the University of South Carolina where she received her MAT degree in special education for students with emotional/behavioral disabilities. Ms. James is certified to teach special education students with learning disabilities and students with emotional/behavioral disabilities.
For the past 7 years, Ms. James has worked as a resource teacher at Grove Elementary School. During her time at Grove, she assisted in planning and initiating the implementation of an inclusion model of support for disabled students in addition to the traditional pullout model of resource support. Ms. James also served as a co-chair of the PBIS committee at Grove, which developed a school wide system of positive behavioral support and interventions. Ms. James is excited to become a part of all the exciting things that are happening at Sterling and is eager to assist in providing a variety of innovative models and programs to support students with disabilities.