SAI (Specialized Academic Instruction) teacher (grades 9-12), Special Education Department Coordinator, District EdTech Committee, AVID Site Team, Latino Outreach Group, Black Student Union
Presenter at CTA Inaugural Special Education Conference. May 2021.
Presenter at Workability I 2020 Northern Institute. September 2020.
Presenter at Inclusion Collaborative State Conference. September 2020.
Presenter at Fremont Unified School District. August 2020.
Presenter at the Ed Tech Team Napa Valley Summit. January 2020.
Presenter at Inclusion Collaborative State Conference. October 2019.
Official vendor at City of San Jose Disability Awareness Day. October 2019.
Presenter at Fremont Union School District. August 2019.
Presenter at Oakland Unified School District. April 2018.
Presenter at the Inclusion Collaborative Conference. October 2018.
Presenting at the Ed Tech Team California Summit. June/July 2018.
Presenting at San Jose State University Summer Intern Institute, July 2018.
Featured Speaker at Future Profits Appreciation Dinner. May 2018.
Presented at the Ed Tech Team Orange County Summit. April 2018.
Presented at the Ed Tech Team Fresno Summit. January 2017.
Presented at the Ed Tech Team North State Summit. November 2017.
Presented at the WorkAbility Region 3 Training. October 2017.
"If they don't learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn." - Ignacio Estrada
Silicon Valley Education Foundation: Teacher of the Month
UC Berkeley alumni, Utrecht Universiteit, Mild/Mod credential from San Jose State University, clear credential from EPIC (Education and Preparation for Inclusive Classrooms) Collaborative
Hi there, and thanks for stopping by. I'm Kristine and I have been working in special education for 12 years now. I started at UC Berkeley's Disability Auxiliary Unit, then became an instructional assistant, teacher, and department coordinator. I feel very fortunate to teach in a truly exciting and innovative area of Silicon Valley - Mountain View, CA. This curriculum series is the culmination of 10 years of teaching transition topics in my Career Connections classroom. I strive to make these resources as current as possible, and adapt them regularly as education continues to evolve!
Personally, I am a Mom of 2 girls and my husband is also a Special Education High School Teacher. We enjoy spending time on the coast as much as possible. I also enjoy playing the piano, writing, and watching movies with my girls!
If you'd like to see more about this educational mission, please add me on instagram or facebook: @whatiwishidlearnedinschool, or on TikTok @whatiwishidlearned (my daughter is teaching me ;)
"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast." - Alice in Wonderland
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Specialty, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), Psychology, ELA Test Prep, Life Skills, Professional Development, School Counseling, Study Skills, Library Skills, Employment, ESL / ELL / EFL, Study Skills, Speech Therapy, Vocational Education, Coaching, Classroom Community