The complete roadmap to a stress-free classroom setup for self-contained special education teachers


In this course, you will learn simple, fail-proof steps to setting up your self-contained classroom. You’ll learn everything from building out your ideal classroom schedules, to prepping for the new school year,  and making choices that are right for each of your unique students, without feeling anxious or overwhelmed.

You know you need to ditch the time-consuming classroom layout and setup process and start focusing on what matters most. . . your students & their specific needs!

Ready to streamline your back-to-school routine with LESS overwhelm and MORE confidence?



Hey, self-contained teachers!

You’re looking to kick the school year off on an organized, stress-free page that will set you AND your students up for top-notch success.

You’re exhausted by the thought of the anxiety and disorganization that sneaks up every year around back-to-school time.

You’re looking to go from chaotic classroom setup to streamlined special education space that will have your students reaching the stars (and beyond!)

Tell me if this sounds familiar. . . 

You’re a self-contained special education teacher who is stressed about the back-to-school process because, let’s face it, they didn’t teach you this in school. You don’t know where to start, you don’t want to reinvent the wheel, and you
really wish you had a simplified process to successfully set up your classroom and the systems that go with it.

Are you...

A brand new self-contained teacher who is fresh out of school with your first job? Congratulations! But now where do you begin?

A special education teacher who is new to the self-contained environment? Hooray for the new assignment! Now, how are you going to set up and prep for student success?

A veteran teacher who still feels pressure when summer vacation winds down and the new school year creeps in?

If you answered YES to any of these, keep reading!

With Simple Self-Contained Setup 101®,

you will get the tools you need to go from an uneasy and apprehensive self-contained teacher who dreads the daunting classroom setup and back-to-school prep process to one who has the confidence to take on anything that comes her way with rock-solid plans and systems.  

By the end of this program you will:

Gain an understanding of the types of schedules, learn how to select a schedule for each student and how to build a classroom schedule that suits your day
Develop a positive team mindset and a framework that will allow for the highest-level of team support
Build your classroom layout design and develop your classroom setup philosophy
Plan your curriculum by subject, and identify your current gaps and needs moving forward
Prep for change before it happens and know how to implement those changes in a systematic way

Enrollment for Simple Self-Contained Setup 101® reopens this summer!


"I am excited about teaching again!!!"



"This will be my 6th year teaching - second in elementary school! I feel much more organized and prepared going into this year than I did last summer! I've learned so much about preparation, planning, curriculum, and classroom setup!"


"Before I started this course, I felt like OH MY GOSH I am the only brand new teacher who has never set up a classroom and doesn't know what she's going to teach and is totally lost (dramatic, right?). It has been awesome to be able to connect with educators who are in the same boat as me. I am feeling more confident going into the school year."


"I love the course so much, thank you!! Something I have always struggled with is what do I have in my classroom and how to make it useful. Scheduling also has been very helpful and I feel more prepared in going into the school year with a plan!"

"I know what to do on Day 1 with my students."



“There was not a program set up in my class, so I had to start from scratch. I was overwhelmed and I didn't know what I would do. I struggled through my first year and that summer I really wanted to figure out some way to do things that worked. There aren't that many resources for self-contained classrooms, especially severe-profound teachers. I learned how to structure my schedule better, individual and classroom schedules… When I started in the fall I had a solid set of interventions and plans.


“I'm switching from general education to special education and have just been feeling all the major emotions about a new district, new school, and new role. Although I have virtually no access to my room, caseload, and curriculum until August, I feel like I have a solid game plan and foundation of what I need to do to get my room set up for success on Day 1. In addition, I'm also feeling a lot more confident about managing paraprofessionals and creating a team atmosphere from the get-go!”


“This was a life saver for me! I was a first year teacher in a self-contained structured autism classroom, and I needed all the help I could get with classroom setup, organization, behavior, and scheduling. This course helped with all of that! The prompts Alyssa gave and all the resources she shared were so helpful, and the course was organized in a way that wasn’t stressful. Alyssa helped walk me through my first year. I 100% recommend completing this course if you are in your first few years of teaching!”

"I feel that I will be a better leader."



"This is my 6th year in a 3 Yr. Old preschool class with a mix of special education students and at-risk students. I have loved the set up tool! Much easier than physically moving furniture all around and changing it again!"


"My biggest transformation would have to be feeling less anxious and stressed and now feeling more at ease and prepared for a brand new year as a first year teacher. The resources and how to use them were helpful."


"I work through the summer at our school and I used these modules to create amazing wall schedules for my students. My students are loving them. The videos were simple and easy to follow and they came out wonderful."