Gain A World of Opportunities

Joanna Buell wanted an MS in special education K–12 and she needed a flexible schedule. She considered Canisius because of its strong curriculum and convenient scheduling options. She chose Canisius because of recommendations from friends and family who are alumni. For her, it was the right choice. “Canisius offers a world of opportunities. It has given me the knowledge to help my students be successful,” says Buell.

While earning her MS, Buell taught students who were speech and hearing handicapped. Right away, she found that both she and her students were benefitting from her studies. She found that speech and special education fit together and began to immediately apply techniques she learned into her sessions. “My time at Canisius has made me a better educator,” says Buell. “I am able to help my students succeed in the classroom, as well in their everyday lives.” These days, Buell provides resource room services and speech therapy to students in grades 4-9 at Tapestry Charter School. And, she continues to see the impact of her education.

“Everyday I apply what I learned at Canisius into my classroom.  From classroom management to reading strategies, I am always implementing what I studied,” she says.