Meet Mr. Alton

Meet Mr. Alton.

I have been working as a special education teacher for the last 4 years.  I was born in Portland, Oregon in the US.  My passion for teaching has been passed down in my family; my biggest inspiration is my great grandmother Teddy.  She was a teacher who both loved, and was loved by her students.  She showed me how is was possible to make a difference in people’s lives, and gave me the inspiration to travel and experience the world.  As an international teacher I have combined my love for teaching and travel.

After high school, I graduated from Oregon State University with a BA in Human Development where I focused on Early Childhood Education.  From there I went onto Portland State University where I earned my Masters in Special Education and Elementary Education with a focus on Inclusive Education.

Outside of teaching, you will usually find me enjoying the sunshine in an active way.  I find that the more extreme sports hold my enthusiasm such as snowboarding, surfing, and skateboarding, but if there is a football (soccer ball) around I am always good for a pickup game.  The other best part of my life is the ability to travel.  If you want to see more on this, you can check out my travel blog.

Mr. Alton’s Travel Blog

So that is me.  If you want to know more you just have to ask.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Fatima Delle Donne
    Apr 20, 2011 @ 16:11:34

    Nice to meet you Mr. Alton! My name is Fatima and I live in Florida. First of all, my congratulations for your work. My son (in Brazil) is also a teacher (History Teacher).
    We are great supporters of Autism Awareness and we would like to link to your website from ours. We live near Disney and we run a small family company renting vacation homes for families visiting Disney World and we believe vacation homes are a great option for families traveling with their autistic loved ones. We would like to hear from you and invite you to become partners with us in this long journey for the autism awareness cause. Thank you. Looking forward to hearing from you, Fatima Delle Donne

    Reply

    • Cody
      Feb 23, 2012 @ 09:02:56

      Hi Fatima,
      Wow it has been nearly a year since you sent this comment, and I am sad to say I haven’t posted in that time. I moved to Tanzania to teach, and it has been crazy here.
      I think your idea about vacation homes is a good one. I would think that parents and children would have less stress as they could still have their privacy, and even return to the same house the next visit. I hope the business has been going well. If you like, I would be fine updating the post to include vacation homes, and if I could get more information from you, possibly could link to your site. I saw on your site that you talk about your services for families with children with Autism. Are there particulars that you have in your homes that benefit such families? Would you also consider your homes accessible for people with disabilities outside of Autism? Sorry again about such a long absence. Look forward to hearing back from you.

      Respectfully Yours,
      Mr. Alton

      Reply

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