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Special Education

Intellectual Disabilities - Mild/Moderate

Room 143

Period Class
1 ID Class - English
2 ID Class - History/Science
3 ID Class - Math 
4 ID Class - Instructional Centers
5 Conference Period
6 ID Class - Elective - Creative Expression

Contact Ms. Tynan

Ms. Tynan

Special Education - ID Class

~ Ms. Tynan's Web Page ~


Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!

I am honored and excited to be teaching at Palms Middle School. I have been teaching in LAUSD for over 20 years in both General and Special Education classrooms. I come from Hancock Park Elementary School and have greatly enjoyed the transition to middle school. In fact, some of the former Hancock Park students I have taught are now here at Palms. What a small world!

My teaching philosophy is that I believe every student can achieve great things, and I am here to help them believe they can. I emphasize a positive classroom environment, with mutual respect, where making learning fun and engaging is key.

My educational program consists of a combination of life skills, LAUSD's alternate curriculum (UNIQUE), and supplemental standards-based materials and activities. Students will be engaged in hands-on learning, cooperative group learning, and technology driven activities under the guidelines of the IEP.

Looking forward to a great year!


**Watch this powerful video below about building up a child's self-esteem by educator Richard Lavoie**


Check out some of the special projects we've done!

Life Skills: Cooking

  • Every Friday during 3rd and 4th period, we will be cooking with our students in Room 143. We believe that this very important life skill is quite beneficial to all our students, and really gives them a feeling of empowerment in the kitchen.
  • Our instruction will include food preparation, kitchen safety, the cooking process, recipes and measuring, table setting, etiquette, clean-up, and washing dishes.
  • To assist with our cooking budget, any donations are welcome and greatly appreciated!