Justin LaRocque

Special Education Teacher

I hold a B.A. in Art Education Pre K-12 and an M.S.in Special Education; Cross Endorsement K -12 from Central Connecticut State University. I taught for Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) for 10 years at three campuses; each provided specific services for students grades K-12. I relocated from CT to Houston, TX where I taught grades 5-8; ELA, Reading, and Integrated Art at The Harris School with my behavior support specialist, Benson Laoshi, who has also joined the DCI Family. I have taught a variety of subjects over the course of 15+ years, and through those experiences I discovered an opportunity to become more engaged with my student’s learning, social, emotional and behavioral strengths and needs. My passions in education are deeply rooted in positive behavior intervention strategies, evidence based practices, multi-sensory learning, social skills, and building on specific learning styles and strategies that promote and facilitate student learning and growth. I am excited to continue to be a part of a team of professionals that is dedicated to our students and families, that embraces the IB mindset.