Welcome to my website!
My name is Kim Roback. I am an Itinerant Preschool Special Needs Teacher with Athens City School District. My main job is to provide learning services for preschool-age children with special needs who attend community-based early childhood programs. Itinerant early childhood services may be provided in homes, day care centers, family day cares, preschools, Headstart classrooms or any other early childhood setting. I travel to a number of different programs to work with children with special needs and their teachers. My visiting schedule varies depending on the needs of the children with whom I work.
In my role, I wear many hats - I am a consultant, a resource person and a teacher. My main role is to work with the classroom teacher, staff members and families so that the children with special needs with whom I work can have the most appropriate learning experiences. My job is to work with teachers to help them understand how the learning goals that are identified in their students' individualized education plan (IEP) can be met in their programs. I am available to help provide suggestions for teaching strategies, learning resources and any other ideas that might be helpful.
My secondary job is to screen, evaluate and help determine if students qualify for preschool special needs services through the Athens City School District. Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions and/or concerns about a student. I would much rather observe a child and give suggestions/interventions to try, than not.
Together, we can make this a great year for ALL students, peers and their families!