Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Arts in Teaching with Special Education emphasis
My name is Joshua Wilhelm and I will be your student’s behavior support teacher and case manager this school year at Houston Junior Senior High School. I am excited to start the school year back in the brick and mortar building and I hope you and your student are as well!
This will be my second year as the high school behavior support teacher at HJSH. I earned my Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with an emphasis in special education from the University of Alaska Southeast in May 2019. Prior to my role as a teacher, I worked in the insurance industry and as a part-time mental health specialist at Northstar Behavioral Health.
As your student’s case manager, it is my goal to help your student be successful in the school environment with both his/her behavior choices and academic success. My paraprofessionals and I will work hard each-and-every day to motivate and encourage your student to be the best version of him/herself they can be. In addition to behavior support, we will assist your student with their academics by providing support either in his/her classes or in his/her study skills class.
Your student will have a class period with me and we will work on social-emotional curriculum as well as effective study skills. The behavior support program is highly structured and organized to incentivize your student to not only make good behavior choices, but to become a contributing member of society. Each student must work through a 3-stage “Points and Level” system. The 3 stages include: Daily, Weekly, and Natural. When entering the program, students begin at the Weekly level and may either move up to Natural or down to Daily, all depending on the behavior choices they choose. Please see the attachment for a complete description.
If you have any comments, questions, or concerns, please feel free to contact me at the number listed below. I am available Monday-Friday from 7:15am to 2:45pm. Thank you so very much and I look forward to a great school year! GO HAWKS!!!!!
Mr. Joshua Wilhelm
Behavior Support Teacher
Houston Junior Senior High School