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Education
  • Master of Philosophy, The Global Open University, Nagaland, India (Major in Education)
  • Master of Science, Institute for Psychotherapy and Management Science, India (Major in Psychotherapy, Behavior Therapy, Counseling)
  • Master of Education, Kurukshetra University, India (Major in Special Education for Visually Impaired, Educational Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Intellectual Disabilities, National Institute for the Empowerment of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities, India (Major in Special Education, Psychology and Neurobiology)


Experience
  • 2010 - Present: Special Education Teacher, Calhoun County High School
  • 2007 - 2010: Special Education Teacher, Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, Orangeburg Consolidated School District 5
  • 2000 - 2007: Senior Special Educator, Ek Prayaas, Ludhiana, India


Bio

I am Brijesh Bala, from a small town in the eastern state of Odisha in India.  I received all my education back in India. Currently pursuing my Specialist Degree from SCSU. I am working in the field of Special Education for last 17 years (moved to the USA in 2007).

I was brought up in a military family.  As my father was in Indian Air Force, I got the opportunity to move with him to different places while growing up.  I was blessed to see most parts of India. It’s a beautiful country, a blend of many cultures and religions.  

My philosophy of education is that learning is a lifelong process.  It is an ongoing process where an individual should be flexible in his or her approach towards teaching and learning.  Every child is unique and special, and through proper guidance and support, they can be successful.  I believe that a teacher is like a flashlight, who show the path to the students and guide them through.  If your battery gets low, it needs to be recharged for the betterment of the students.  

Education is the base or backbone of any individual, it builds one’s character, and should enlighten oneself. It is not important how much you learn, but how you use it.

 

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