After graduating from Hamilton High School, it didn't take Mrs. Tanya Bosch long to find her way back to the district.

In fact, Mrs. Bosch fulfilled her student teaching at Hamilton before being hired as a special education teacher in August 1999.

Now as the Intensive Resource Room teacher at Hamilton Elementary, she continues to help students succeed, not only in the classroom, but in every day life.

"My position is unique," Mrs. Bosch stated, "It's a highly specialized program but just like any teaching job, it can be very rewarding."

With the help of classroom paraprofessionals, therapists, social workers, and much more, Bosch makes it a priority to meet the needs of each individual student.

"This program and I am successful because of the support of our team, including our classroom paraprofessionals, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, speech and language pathologists, and our administration team. They all help me be able to provide and meet to the students needs so they can be successful in a school setting," Bosch smiled.

While things may operate a bit differently than a typical classroom, the impact remains. Every day, Mrs. Bosch gets the students up and moving with different counting videos, dances, and much more. A big focus in the class is on getting students to communicate so every day, Mrs. Bosch has group sessions as the students introduce themselves, say the date, talk about the weather, and much more.

"In the Intensive Resource program, while academics are very important, my favorite things in the program is being able to teach the life skills and those skills that help them become successful and independent in every day life."