Special Education, Better Success

Mrs. Jessica Torsak is a Special Education teacher at GCHS.

Mrs. Jessica Torsak is a Special Education teacher at GCHS.

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Special education is the practice of educating students with disabilities and those who struggle in certain topics. This program is designed to help students with special needs earn a higher level of success.

Mrs. Jessica Torsak is a special education teacher at Graves County High School with a passion for her profession and students. “I always look forward to seeing my students grow,” she said. “It doesn’t have to be a huge accomplishment when looking from the outside, but something as simple as a student making eye contact is sometimes a huge deal for a student with a disability.”

Special education includes students with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, autism, communication disorders, emotional disorders, behavioral disorders, physical disabilities, and developmental disabilities.

This assisted program allows students time to catch up on homework, extended education, and accommodated time on assessments, while also developing real-world skills.

“Special education helps meet students at their level,” Torsak explained. “To help them grow in reading and math skills, but also in other skills like money and communication that they’ll use throughout their lives.” 

This is Torsak’s fourth year teaching and second year at GCHS. She is also the Unified Club Sponsor and Unified Track Coach.

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