Tammy Hope Finch

Special Education and Dual Credit SPEECH


Courses Taught:

Inclusion - Special Education at Lewisburg High School

Dual Credit - Public Speaking/Oral Communication/SPEECH



BLOCKED CLASSES - Foundations of Algebra/Algebra I - 1st and 4th BLOCK







Lewisburg High School



Have a great School Year.



FINCH/GILBERT - It's going to be a great year!


Welcome to My Home Page!

Special education or special needs education is the practice of educating students with special needs in a way that addresses their individual differences and needs. Ideally, this process involves the individually planned and systematically monitored arrangement of teaching procedures, adapted equipment and materials, and accessible settings. These interventions are designed to help learners with special needs achieve a higher level of personal self-sufficiency and success in school and their community, than may be available if the student were only given access to a typical classroom education.

Common special needs include learning disabilitiescommunication disordersemotional and behavioral disordersphysical disabilities, and developmental disabilities. Students with these kinds of special needs are likely to benefit from additional educational services such as different approaches to teaching, the use of technology, a specifically adapted teaching area, or a resource room.

Intellectual giftedness is a difference in learning and can also benefit from specialized teaching techniques or different educational programs, but the term "special education" is generally used to specifically indicate instruction of students with disabilities. Gifted education is handled separately.

Whereas special education is designed specifically for students with special needs, remedial education can be designed for any students, with or without special needs; the defining trait is simply that they have reached a point of under-preparedness, regardless of why. For example, even people of high intelligence can be underprepared if their education was disrupted, for example, by internal displacement during civil disorder or a war.

In most developed countries, educators modify teaching methods and environments so that the maximum number of students are served in general education environments. Therefore, special education in developed countries is often regarded as a service rather than a place. Integration can reduce social stigmas and improve academic achievement for many students.

The opposite of special education is general education. General education is the standard curriculum presented without special teaching methods or supports.




THIS Year: Fall 2021 and Spring 2022


Dual Credit - Public Speaking/Oral Communication (in person - MONDAY) and (online - thru the week) with NWCC



BLOCKED CLASSES - Foundations of  Algebra (1st semester) and ALGEBRA I (2nd semester) with Thornton 1st Block and 4th Block

Both Foundations of Algebra and Algebra I classes are located on A Hall with Thornton

Finch Office located on A Hall - A13

About Me

I have been a native of Mississippi all of my life with the exception of earning a graduate degree from Arkansas State University.  Upon graduating from Arkansas State University, in 1996, we moved back to Mississippi, and we reside in DeSoto County in the Lewisburg School District.

My husband and I made DeSoto County our home with our daughters.  We believe DeSoto County is a wonderful place to raise a family.  We have two daughters, Callie and Josie.  Both of our girls attend or attended Lewisburg Schools.  I love having them both close to my work and in the State of MS. I have one in university and one in high school.

I have been in the academic field of education for over 24 years.  I know the field of education is where I want to work and assist students.  I have over 11 years experience with GED instruction and remedial English, Writing, and Mathematics.   I have been certified in Special Education for over 11 years.  I love to work in remediation in order to reinforce what is taught in the classroom. I have taught Oral Communication for over 21 years through NWCC.

It is great to work with students one on one.  I am immediately able to see when errors occur and when errors are corrected, and when students are proud of their individual accomplishments, I am able to see this also.

It is great to know and to see students' accomplishments and share in the enjoyment with the students when this occurs.

Beside working as a SPED Teacher, I teach Dual Credit Oral Communication/Public Speaking. This will be my 1st year as a Band Mom. Exciting!



Associates of Art in Communication - Northwest Mississippi Community College

Bachelor of Science in Communication - University of Southern Mississippi

Masters of Science in Mass Communication - Arkansas State University

18+ hours in English from The University of Memphis and The University of Mississippi.



Distance Learning Coordinator and Video Conferencing Facilitator - University of Mississippi, DeSoto Center

GED Instructor - Northwest Mississippi Community College, DeSoto Center

8th Grade English Teacher - Lake Cormorant Middle School, DeSoto County

GED Instructor - Lewisburg High School, DeSoto County

Special Education Teacher - Lewisburg High School, DeSoto County