Mrs. Firmes - Welcome to 7th Grade Special Education Mathematics!

  • Welcome

    September 2017

    My name is Elissa Firmes and I am the 7th Grade Special Education Math Teacher. My role is to provide specialized math instruction in the small group setting and in an inclusive environment, co-teaching with the green and white team math teachers. 
     I am excited to begin working with your child, strengthening foundational knowledge while navigating through new and challenging mathematical material. My goal is to bring meaning and practical use of math skills through the development and understanding of "math language" and academic terminology.  This, in addition to concrete experiences and various learning activities, takes the "scary" out of math! 
    Parent involvement/ communication is a critical component to student success evidenced at school AND at home. Please do not hesitate to e-mail me at, as I feel this is the most efficient means of communication.  If you would prefer to meet for a conference, please contact the main office at 388-0515.

    This will be a great year!  Welcome back!

    Elissa B. Firmes, M.Ed

    * Grading *

    Students will be graded based upon the AMS School Grading Policy
    • 90%- Content (classwork, quizzes, tests)  
    • 10%- Homework

    * IEP Progress/Reporting*

    Students will also be evaluated quarterly on their progression toward individualized goals and objectives indicated on their active IEPs.           

    Please click on "My Resources" and find helpful information to help support your student.