My name is Gwen Mynatt and I currently teach CDC Special Education. I have taught at Powell and Halls High school for a combined total of 16 years.
Students enrolled in CDC classroom have been identified as needing a small, structured environment where core academic areas are addressed at the student’s instructional level while still tying the instruction to curriculum standards. Typically, students in this environment have deficits across the curriculum that are significantly below grade level. These students might have significant cognitive deficits as well. In addition to emphasizing academic progress, social skill, self-advocacy, and transition into adult living are important aspects in the program. The advantage of this model is that students have the opportunity to become familiar with their cohort group and their teachers which remains consistent for at least one academic school year.