I have been teaching in special education for 28 years at the secondary level, with an emphasis in adult transition services for students ages 18-21. Now working exclusively with CTE programs and special education inclusion. My degrees in Speech Language Pathology and Special Education have enabled me to engage students and their families in providing positive post-school outcomes. I'm continuing to learn and grow professionally as I look to provide support to students, families and teachers like myself.
Highly collaborative and inclusive style, with supportive/encouraging approach to see students capitalize on their unique skills and abilities.
B.A. Speech/Language Pathology, M.Ed Special Education: Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing, National Board Teaching Certification
B.A. Fresno State University, M.Ed. Lewis and Clark College
My curriculum entitled My Transition Portfolio - Keys to Unlocking Self-Determination for Young Adults with Disabilities (release date October 1, 2015) is a comprehensive portfolio system integrating person-centered information with a focus on transition planning. This is a workbook to assist individuals in sharing personal preferences, aptitudes and interests with caregivers and professionals in post-secondary, adult service agency settings.